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WENDIQ Posts: 12,163
4/27/12 7:03 P

Holistic......I don't belong to a gym and I currently have some ropes given to me by my daughter several years ago. I have taken good care of them so the rubber is still good, but I have no idea of their weight resistance. I can use them till I find what I want, but thank you for suggesting that each group can be different. I will be sure to know the resistance level for each that I get.....no blind buys.....L)

WENDIQ Posts: 12,163
4/27/12 7:02 P

Sergeant......I found your band site, but it isn't very active, or maybe I have the wrong place. I got it from your "Spark Page". Anyway, I like your idea of trying the thrift shop first so that is my next move.......

HOLISTICDETOXER SparkPoints: (32,314)
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4/27/12 5:44 P

Each company uses different colours to represent different levels of resistance. Ask at the store (if you're buying) or at the gym (if you're using them there).

WENDIQ Posts: 12,163
4/27/12 3:32 P

Thanks for that input, Sergeant......just exactly what is the name of the group you refer to? or better yet....got a link????

SERGEANTMAJOR Posts: 6,418
4/27/12 2:22 P


Do I have some? No I have lots or more accurately I have five bands with handles ranging in resistance from 20 pounds to 100 pounds. In addition I have three of the take apart bars. I have purchased some from Lifeline and found some at thrift stores.

When using the bands you mount them to balance the resistance, single band, center attaching point. Two bands outer attaching points and the three bands set up is simply all of the attaching points. The three band handles give the most versatility.

Please visit my Spark team Resistance band and bodyweight training for links to workouts and posts from band users.

WENDIQ Posts: 12,163
4/27/12 1:29 P

Wow, Sergeant......I'm impressed.....do you have any of these?.....would you recommend the two band or the three band system? I think I will order some of these. I'm now thinking the three band system with a 10, 20 and 40 wt resistance band as I can combine for more resistance as I progress, but am wondering if there is much of a handling difference between the three and two cord handle. Any suggestions? Thanks.....

SERGEANTMAJOR Posts: 6,418
4/27/12 12:30 P



If you go to the website www.LifelineUSA.com you can find a variety of resistance bands identified as to resistance by colour. The the bands and handles are separate so you can build your own sets. They also have breakdown bars and door anchors which add to your ability to create a "home gym" over time. I have and use the products they sell so speak from personal experience.

WENDIQ Posts: 12,163
4/27/12 11:21 A

Thanks Zoe. I suppose I need a new set of bands so that I know their various levels......Mine are old, so new is OK.....

ZORBS13 SparkPoints: (103,409)
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4/27/12 11:08 A

the different colours indicate varying amounts of resistance, the colours vary by brand. You move up when the exercises in your chosed rep range become easy, like any other strength exercise.

WENDIQ Posts: 12,163
4/27/12 10:26 A

I'm sure this has been addressed, but I don't know where.......
What do the different colors indicate and which does one start with and how long to stay with each color(intensity)? I am 74 yrs. old and need to continue with my exercisinig.....My knees are a bit bad so can't do lunges.....pulled my rotator cuff over a year ago using the bands.....very reluctant to overdo again....I need some direction.....thanks for any help you can offer...:)

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