Bodylastics 13 pcsMAX TENSION (134 lbs.) Quick-Clip Resistance Bands System with 5 D.G.S.anti-snap exercise tubes and Heavy Duty components
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- Stackable adjustable resistance featuring the Bodylastics quick clip system. 33 levels of resistance from 5 to 134 lbs. of tension
- Highest quality components and materials on Amazon Guaranteed! Heavy Duty Components and continuous dipped malaysian latex - more latex per tube means more resistance for your money
- 99% snap resistant bands with Patented D.G.S. anti-snap technology - workout with confidence!
- Over 140 of the best gym exercises for Abs, Arms, Back, Chest, Legs and shoulders
- The Best Workouts - FREE Live and On Demand Bodylastics workouts every week for muscle building, abs development, body toning, cardio and sports at liveexercise
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Great for: Above Average strength individuals Levels of tension: 33 You get what you pay for - The best quality system available - Guaranteed! Since 1998 Bodylastics has been selling the best quality resistance bands systems on the market. DON'T BE FOOLED BY CHEAP IMITATIONS. Everyone Claims that theirs is the best but here are the facts: - Bodylastics bands are dipped so they have more latex. The more latex, the more resistance - you get MORE for your money. - Bodylastics components are the strongest and best quality. We use the highest grade materials like molded nylon for the core of the handles and door anchor and that's just the beginning - Bodylastics invented and incorporates Patented D.G.S. anti-snap technology. You do not want you bands to snap - WE do not want your bands to snap. It costs us considerably more per band to add this feature - but it is 100% worth it for YOUR safety. Work out with confidence! - Bodylastics insures that you will get results. How do we do that? We provide over 1000 FREE amazing Bodylastics workouts on our sister site liveexercise. Simply turn on a show and follow along - Guess work gone! What's in the box: 1 Dipped D.G.S. yellow band (5 lbs.) 1 Dipped D.G.S. green band (7 lbs.) 1 Dipped D.G.S. red band (13 lbs.) 1 Dipped D.G.S. blue band (19 lbs.) 1 Dipped D.G.S. black band (23 lbs.) 2 extra wide heavy duty foam covered handles 2 heavy duty ankle straps 2 heavy duty door anchor 1 Bodylastics User Book 1 storage/travel bag Lifetime Warranty
Everything about this complete home workout system is heavy duty, from the latex, to the Patented D.G.S. (Distance Governor Safety) anti-snap technology, to the welded O-rings. Easy to use, this system is designed build or tone and tighten your body. By simply attaching and detaching the bands on or off the handles and ankle straps, you can create a custom workout with 33 levels of resistance. The included door anchors also increase the versatility so that the most effective gym exercises can be recreated almost anywhere. Ideal for all ages and fitness levels, this set will help to work your arms, legs, back, chest, shoulders, and stomach.
Levels of Tension: 33
Great for: Individuals of above-average strength
- Bands are dipped so they have more latex for greater resistance
- High-grade molded nylon is used in the core of the handles and door anchor
- Patented D.G.S. anti-snap technology for nearly unbreakable bands
- Over 1,000 free Bodylastics workouts on liveexercise.com. Simply turn on a show and follow along; no guesswork
Whats in the Box?
- 1 continuous dipped yellow band with D.G.S Technology (5 pounds)
- 1 continuous dipped green band with D.G.S Technology (7 pounds)
- 1 continuous dipped red band with D.G.S Technology (13 pounds)
- 1 continuous dipped blue band with D.G.S Technology (19 pounds)
- 1 continuous dipped black band with D.G.S Technology (23 pounds)
- 2 extra wide heavy duty foam covered handles
- 2 heavy duty ankle straps
- 2 heavy duty door anchors
- 1 Bodylastics User Book
- 1 Year certificate with login information for the online learning center
- 1 storage/travel bag
- Lifetime Warranty
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They offered to send out a replacement part tomorrow with my shipping address and offered this information below regarding using the bodylastics bands with p90x..
overall great product when used properly, and can't beat customer service that replaces a product and replies that fast --
I am sorry to hear about your experience with the bands. That is very unusual for a Bodylastics band. I will have a new one sent to you, if you respond to this email with your ship to address. I can help but guess that you could be following the P90x routine. If I am wrong, please let me know but...
Here is the must have tip for that workout routine. There are a few exercises that will be less than perfect the way they suggests you do them with the bands. The exercises are the heavy pants, the lawnmower, and the back flies. The tip is simple. The Bodylastics handles can be removed from the bands. Lets do that. Take off the handles and literally grab on to the band underneath the clip system. This will ensure you have no slack at the start of the exercise (the P90X video suggests that you need to start those exercises with a certain amount of slack in the bands because you need a certain amount of elastic to complete the exercise motion). Using this tip will make sure you have enough band length to complete the exercise motion also.
Keep in mind that you may come across an exercise that works a muscle or muscle group and the way the exercise is being performed is not comfortable for you. When this happens, remember that you have a Bodylastics book with a list of exercises that should be used to substitute any exercise used in any given program.
We discovered the tips while reviewing the program with the Bodylastics system. I am sure these will make the difference for you. Although I would again recommend watching the [...]. I hope this helps. Please feel free to respond if you have further question.
Here are the links to the videos of the tips for the P90x program:
I've been using elastic tubing for over 20 years.
I bought the first Body Shaper band back when multiple Ms. Olympia winner Cory Everson introduced them. I wanted to use it for traveling when a gym wouldn't be available since missing a workout wasn't an option for me!
Things have come a long long way since then and Bodylastics is a great example of the highest level of evolution of this modality!
As a certified personal trainer I do In-Home training exclusively and the primary form of resistance training I use with my clients is elastic resistance. I use it not only due to the portability of the equipment but because I also feel it is a superior training modality on many levels.
I use a wide variety of elastics in my training, from Slastix covered tubing, uncovered (aka "Naked") tubing for other applications, and mini-bands which are generally placed above the knees for a variety of hip work.
My clients get a great workout with this equipment, and since we do a lot of work from a standing, "ground based" position they build tremendous integrated strength from their feet upwards!
I also use uncovered elastic resistance for my Boot Camp classes along with the mini-bands and I've seen my boot campers get considerably stronger using this training modality plus they love it!
Bottom line, elastic resistance training works!
For my own personal workouts I also do the majority of my training at home also using elastic resistance. Prior to ordering the Bodylastics set I already had several types of equipment from a Powerbase unit, as well as a collection of Lifeline products (both the TNT system as well as some single handles) with a wide variety of their 5 foot tubing, I also had various single bands from various companies.
Lifeline makes extremely high quality products and the TNT handles allow you to vary the resistance by combining up to 3 resistance cables at one time. The only thing is that with the heavier cables it can be extremely difficult to exchange resistance cables so I tend to just leave the very heavy cables on the handles so I don't have to mess around with that. Still, the Lifeline products are extremely high quality and I can't say enough good things about them!
After purchasing and enjoying working with those two very high quality resistance cable systems I didn't think I would have considered adding more elastic tubing based products.
However after seeing more and more about Bodylastics on the web, my curiosity finally got the best of me and after much research, including reading countless positive reviews, I recently purchased the Bodylastics Max Tension System
I have to definitely say that the Bodylastics system has really lived up to my expectations. The elastic tubing is made of extremely high quality materials and are very smooth through the range of motion. The metal Carabiner Clips make it easy to add and subtract tubing from the various handles for quick changes of resistance.
The attachments are very well made and are quite substantial. In fact the ankle straps are light years better compared to those that came with my powerbase unit.
In fact they are "gym quality"!
The door anchor is the best I've seen (in fact that is one area of weakness for lifeline, the door anchors are very small and I won't use them) and I love that the max tension set comes with two anchors so you can have one high and one low at the same time for faster transitions.
This set also provides plenty of resistance and is more than enough for my purposes. I primarily prefer to work in a standing, "ground based" position because I like engaging my entire kinetic chain when I train.
One particularly interesting and common concern I've seen folks make regarding elastic tubing based resistance systems is that they can't load as much for horizontal pushing movements (such as chest presses). This is based on the fact that they can't go beyond a certain level of tension or else they get pulled back towards the door. However to me, this is a positive rather than a negative.
You get a higher degree of functional benefit from having to stabilize from your feet upwards rather than lying on a bench. This means that your entire core is engaged (and by core I mean from the hips up to the shoulders, front, back and sides).
In fact this is called "Stabilization Limited Training" (SLT) because one can only use as much loading as one can stabilize compared to having an external support. This is a clear embodiment of the idea of "being only as strong as your weakest link".
In day to day life or even high level athletics, there are rarely situations where you will need to move a substantial load while lying on your back. Life is lived on our feet from a standing position, so it makes the most sense to train in a way that enhances the way we actually function.
Now certainly if one is a bodybuilder or a football lineman who needs to focus on maximum hypertrophy in their upper body then of course they will be limited trying to push maximal loads from a standing position and will most definitely need to spend a lot of time doing more traditional bench pressing.
Likewise if one wants maximal loading for their legs they will most likely need to use heavy squats, leg presses and the like using free weights and various machines.
Ideally I would recommend that even those folks use both types of modalities. The Bodylastics system would be a great option for performing SLT type of training in order to work their body in a more integrated fashion. This will also help them, as J.C. Santana says "Put some hustle behind the muscle".
This would be especially important for a Football player who can do explosive combination movements such as explosive forward lunging (or stepping) while pressing with high intensity. Also since the elastic resistance is "reactive", it provides an intense deceleration/eccentric component which must be able to control from a standing, integrated position. This mimics the actual sport specific activity much more than lying on a bench and will help one learn to take the strength they got from the heavy bench pressing and apply it in a manner more functional to their sport.
However, for people whose primary goal is to get super fit, build a high level of functional, useable strength, as well as the development of lean body tissue, SLT training using the Bodylastics system can be used almost exclusively.
While I personally also enjoy going to the gym several times a month and doing more externally supported training, I use that type of training to supplement by band work rather than the other way around. If I had to choose one over the other from a pure integrated fitness perspective the bands would win hands down!
Comparing the various elastic equipment I have available, I would definitely have to say that if I was forced to choose between my Powerbase, Lifeline or Bodylastics equipment I would definitely choose the Bodylastics because of its versatility in terms of ease of use and equal quality.
In fact, I love this Bodylastics Max-Tension set so much I just ordered the same set for one of my brothers who is now involved in a regular fitness regime so he can have a set to use at his home and/or office.
I just wanted to mention one important point regarding using elastic resistance safely and effectively.
If you are using any form of elastic resistance you want to start the movement just about where you have some tension in the band or perhaps a bit further. But you don't want to overstretch the band at the start of the movement.
If you need more tension it is very important to either use a heavier band or add more bands into the equation (as you can w/ a system like Bodylastics).
Not only does starting in an overstretched position put the band's integrity at risk but you also change the way the resistance of the band will create torque during the movement which will be less than optimal and may create a loading situation that can put unfavorable stresses on your body.
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Although I had preferred free weights, the tension system helps a lot to pack on muscle.