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    Since gyms have been closed and I've been training at home I've been looking at resistance band sets, like the tube type with the handles/cuff attachments. I currently have adjustable dumbbells up to 30kg so can do most exercises and train most muscle groups just fine with those. I was just wondering whether resistance bands are worth buying for the sake of exercise variety or whether they're totally inferior to freeweight Dumbbell exercises? I'd mainly be using them for isolation exercises such as lateral raises, bicep curls or even hamstring curls (which is one thing I cant do with the dumbbells, or cant do well at least). My interest in using the bands is more for hypertrophy than carry over to any other lifts/exercises

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    I don't think bands are worth it for that purpose. I'd rather invest in a pull up or chin up bar, parallettes, blood flow restriction cuffs, etc.
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    • #3
      I already have a pull up bar and dip station so I'm pretty much covered for the upper body compounds. I suppose I'm just looking for variety for the sake of alleviating boredom here but I'll give the bands a miss if you dont think they're worth it. I'll definitely look into the blood flow restriction cuffs though, I'd not considered those.

      Thanks!

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      • #4
        Yea I hear you, man. A loading pin might be cool for swings, belt squats, and carries too.
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