September 26, 2008, Newsletter Issue #122: Resistance Bands

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There are three distinct benefits to purchasing resistance bands for home exercise equipment:VersatilityPortabilityAffordability

Resistance bands are so light, that you can pack them in your suitcase for travel. here are the different types of bands that are available:

Therabands: Therabands are wide, flat bands that are made of durable rubber latex. If you are allergic to latex, don't despair. Some companies make a latex-free product. They come in different colors, which are indicative of the various levels of resistance.

Resistance Tubing: Resistance tubes are narrow bands, which are shaped like jump ropes. They have the distinct advantage of having a handle at each end, which makes them versatile and ergonomic. Resistance tubes can be used for upper body, lower body and abdominal exercises. You can also purchase door attachments, as well as devices that can secure the tube to an immovable object, such as a desk or a bed. These attachments are excellent for performing upper body exercises.

Ankle Tubes: Ankle tubes are smaller tubes which are excellent for leg exercises.

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