I saw this post today mentioning someone called “The Band Man”:
I watched the videos and it looks like some guy has just turned bands into a gimmick. The videos are pretty funny. And I say this as a huge fan of bands. I use the JumpStretch bands for all sorts of rehab/prehab work, I do squats and pull-throughs with them on active recovery days, and even do “fat boy pull-ups” when I want to do some high-velocity chins and pulls. Bands are great, but you don’t fucking do everything with them. You don’t focus your training around them.
Also, I was a little confused, as I remember someone else being referred to as the band man, and his recommended exercises were gimmicky at all. Here was the reason for the “confusion”:
More generally, it cracks me up seeing someone take something like a band and fronting like it’s a complete workout. It’s like the Swiss ball guys. I like Swiss balls, and use them every workout - for about 5 minutes. Because that’s all they are good for.
Oh, and if you want a really good laugh, read the Matt Furey inspired ad copy for “band training”:
God, I really hate the fitness industry.