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    For home use? Can anyone recommend a good brand?


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    Ironwoody. Used by the Powerlifting community but perfect for homeworkouts too, buy the starter set, will last you years compared to the cheap yoga/pilates efforts.


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    Excellent. Just what I wanted to hear. I want something sturdy, most definitely.


    Thanks.


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    ATZ.. I looked at these Ironwoody bands-- are they primarily for adding resistance to bars? What I'd like to use them for is portable "equipment" -to do, say.. lateral raises and overhead presses. Since these don't have handles, I'm trying to envision how they could be used in these instances.


    Is it possible?


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    I actually took the handles off my p90X bands to help increase grip strength. So handles aren't strictly necessary.


    But you might want to look at these if all you want is a portable rubber workout supplement:


    http://www.beachbody.com/product/fitness_gear/bands_balls_weights/resistance_band_pink.do


    There is a dropdown menu to pick different weight resistances (the pink one shown is the *lightest* . . . but simply changing your grip up or down the band or otherwise foreshortening the band will give increased resistance. Likewise, stepping back and stretching the band at the furthest range of motion will increase resistance.


    So one band can offer several different resistance levels.


    Go to this page if you want to see some of the package deals they offer.


    http://www.beachbody.com/product/fitness_gear/bands_balls_weights/resistance_band_pink.do


    Note: I've only had my bands about 9 months and have used them only intermittently and only indoors, so I cannot attest to their durability, but they seem pretty sturdy.


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    Thanks brahnamin. What I actually ended up doing is ordering some Xertubes -(med and heavy resistance). They had some pretty good reviews


    http://www.amazon.com/SPRI-ES502R-Re...ef=pd_sbs_sg_4


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