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    • wilson1973
    • By wilson1973 6th Jul 19, 8:33 PM
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    Where to buy resistance bands
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    • 6th Jul 19, 8:33 PM
    Where to buy resistance bands 6th Jul 19 at 8:33 PM
    Has anyone bought resistance bands before and could they recommend a particular product and provide a link please,I can't afford to join a gym.I'm a 46 yr old man who is a carer at home and would like some bands to tone me up at home as I can't leave the house for long,but I haven't got a clue where to start looking and I don't want something that breaks after half an hour
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    • jfdi
    • By jfdi 6th Jul 19, 9:10 PM
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    I saw some in the range the other day, if you have one nearby.
    • wilson1973
    • By wilson1973 6th Jul 19, 9:32 PM
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    • 6th Jul 19, 9:32 PM
    I saw some in the range the other day, if you have one nearby.
    Originally posted by jfdi
    No I haven't one of those near,thanks anyway
    • MovingForwards
    • By MovingForwards 6th Jul 19, 11:11 PM
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    Ebay........
    • Socajam
    • By Socajam 7th Jul 19, 2:32 AM
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    • 7th Jul 19, 2:32 AM
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    • 7th Jul 19, 2:32 AM
    Why don't you buy some Fitness DVDs and use them.
    I love The Firm - the Old Firm - they really work. You do a mixture of cardio and weights.
    Denise Austin 2 and 3 week boot camp is also really good.
    Once you have mastered them, you could move on to kettle bells.
    Alternatively, you could use youtube, some really good fitness exercises on their.
    • Legacoid
    • By Legacoid 9th Jul 19, 7:44 PM
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    • 9th Jul 19, 7:44 PM
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    I'd recommend going for the tube types with clips on each end. They usually come with hand grips, ankle straps and a door anchor. Good for a lot of different exercises without leaving your home.

    As far as brand goes, one of the most respected brands is "Bodylastics" but they're not cheap. I bought a cheaper set (some small brand that has since disappeared) a few years ago to help with injury rehab but I still get use out of them for other things. The best bet is to visit Amazon and have a good look through the reviews for the various options, especially the 1 star reviews as this will give you an idea of whether they're prone to breaking. Note that I'm not necessarily saying you should buy on Amazon, but at least use Amazon for research.
    Last edited by Legacoid; 09-07-2019 at 9:12 PM.
    • BananaRepublic
    • By BananaRepublic 10th Jul 19, 10:00 PM
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    • 10th Jul 19, 10:00 PM
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    • 10th Jul 19, 10:00 PM
    These might be nearby:

    Sports Direct
    Decathlon

    You might want a foam roller too.
    • so very confused
    • By so very confused 11th Jul 19, 7:38 PM
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    so very confused
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    • 11th Jul 19, 7:38 PM
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    I had mine following rotar cuff surgery. I replaced them from Amazon. Can,t remember make but had excellent reviews and were fairly inexpensive. Read the descriptions to decide what level you want to start at. I love mine
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    • Kunoichi73
    • By Kunoichi73 12th Jul 19, 10:34 AM
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    • 12th Jul 19, 10:34 AM
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    • 12th Jul 19, 10:34 AM
    I bought my newest one from Decathlon, but in the past have had them from Strength Shop. Most of the decent online retailers do them as well (Fitness Superstore, Powerhouse Fitness etc).
    • zacjyeo
    • By zacjyeo 15th Jul 19, 11:13 AM
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    Reply to finding resistance bands.
    I found it very difficult to find my resistance bands as well. However, I do find looking on Amazon is a great way to find good quality resistance bands.

    Hope this helps in your search!
    • marvin
    • By marvin 15th Jul 19, 11:16 AM
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    Got mine from TKMaxx

    This is just one do a search you will find more.

    https://www.tkmaxx.com/women/activewear/sportswear/performance-sportswear/black-3-in-1-resistance-band/p/02092379
    I started with nothing and I am proud to say I still have most of it left.
    • DD265
    • By DD265 16th Jul 19, 3:51 PM
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    I've got these sets, found both to be excellent and hard wearing:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01AMDU7L6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B016SJC6DK/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    The second set, there are cheaper ones available but I liked this specific style of fastening.

    I've previously had something like these (a bit cheaper) which were fine, but decided to 'upgrade' when they went MIA.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/TOPELEK-Exercise-Resistance-Upgraded-Carrying/dp/B01LYM4EYE/ref=cts_sp_4_vtp
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    • dolmitas8
    • By dolmitas8 22nd Jul 19, 11:11 AM
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    Amazon if you need something good quality which you can judge by the reviews.
    • shayshay
    • By shayshay 1st Aug 19, 11:34 PM
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    Buy most of my equipment from Decathlon.

    They usually have an area set up with some of them attached so you can get a feel for which one is best suited to you.
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