Product Name: Bodylastics Exercise Bands
Price: Systems starting at $39.95 (Bodylastics.com)
If you’ve been exercising for a while, you may have seen either the Richard Simmons tapes or TV shows devoted to exercise bands. You’ll be happy to know that Bodylastics has created a surprisingly effective home gym system using inexpensive elastic bands. I’ve seen it referred to as the $50 alternative to Bowflex.
Bodylastic features include: Maximum resistance for very strong individuals; 31 levels of resistance from 5 to over 65 lbs per side; Top quality and unprecedented lifetime warranty; 30 minute circuit training video or DVDs for body toning and weight loss.
Bodylastics uses one of the smoothest sources of resistance in their ultra smooth exercise bands. For toning, firming, building power, strength and stamina; these elastic bands can be attached and detached on or off the handles and ankle straps, creating 31 levels of resistance. These bands come with a door anchor which increases the versatility so that the most effective and popular gym exercises can be recreated almost anywhere. You really can work your body – arms, legs, back, chest, shoulders and stomach – quickly and easily.
The complete system includes 1 yellow band (light resistance), 1 green band (medium resistance), 1 red band (light heavy resistance), 1 blue band (heavy resistance), 1 black band (extra heavy resistance), 2 extra wide foam covered handles, 2 ankle straps, 1 door anchor, 1 user manual (Complete instructions), 1 bag, 1 Circuit Training Video OR DVD.
Customers who have used these elastic bands are raving about their quality and effectiveness. Their comments reveal that the maximum tension can go up to about 70 pounds of resistance and the basic tension can go up to about 43 pounds of resistance. They also claim the lightest resistances are easy enough for a complete beginner or someone in very bad shape.
Inexpensive (right around $50), lightweight, and small; the elastic bands are cheaper to buy than anything else that will give you this kind of workout. The bands come in a very small bag that is easy to store and can be packed in a suitcase or carry-on for travel. In addition, these bands have been touted as being much better, more durable, and more challenging than the cheap exercise bands you normally find in stores.
With all this said, these elastic bands seem to be of high quality and durability; in addition to providing a great exercise workout.
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