Hello all, I was curious who else here uses bands as their primary means of training. I did a search but the threads I’ve seen all seem to be about using bands as supplements to normal weights. I bought a good set of bands about a year ago and found that they are a great way to train. The only time I go to the gym any more is to use the treadmill, since it’s too damn cold outside to enjoy running. Not saying I couldn’t benefit from doing certain exercises with free weights, it’s just that I can do pretty much everything at home with the bands. I only started lifting weights a couple years ago, so I’m a still newb, but I feel that the bands have made it much easier to target certain muscles that I was having trouble with in the gym with regular weights or machines.
For example my upper chest, which has lagged behind for so long, is now exploding since I figured out how to effectively target it. Incline bench never seemed to really do anything for me, and I couldn’t put the chest machine to full use since it seems like my arms are too short to effectively use it, but with the bands I can position myself perfectly to target that area, and I can adjust my position, distance from anchor point, etc to get exactly the right amount of tension and angle of attack. I put a strap around my arm at the elbow to attach the band, and I can isolate that muscle no problem, without my forearms/hands/etc coming into play and screwing up the mechanics.
So anyone else out there using bands and loving them?