Replacing weights with resistance bands in workouts

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    Replacing weights with resistance bands in workouts

    I've had to do a lot of resistance band work as a major part of my PT recovery from surgery. As I started down my Darebee journey I found the Bandit workout, but there don't seem to be any other resistance band workouts. Is there a straightforward way to replace weight work with resistance bands? Has anyone else thought about this? Thanks.

    #2
    There is a whole community devoted to that. On Youtube James Grage shows you the ropes (or bands?)

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      #3
      Thank you, Andi64 ! Now I'll never get any work done this afternoon.

      I appreciate the help!

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        #4
        I usual did my workouts in my apartment building fitness centre which has dumbbells 10 - 50lb and a multi machine the Hoist V1-Select, but is still closed coz of the covid-19. I decided to get a rubber strand chest expander by Lifeline. It's not quite the same as using weights or pulley's but is good for now.

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          #5
          Thanks for the idea, thinman . That's a good lead for me.

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            #6
            I bought some stretchy bands recently and I was surprised to see in example workouts that people step on them to mimic certain movements.
            I've been doing Strength & Power starting from last Monday. It's ideal for dumbbells, but I managed to adapt it to bands. The bands I have are the ones with clips and handles, not the giant rubber-band-looking ones.
            The idea is to identify the movement, how to accomplish the movement, and then how to add the band to get the same effect.
            Example:
            Bicep curl.
            How does the movement happen? Lifting forearms from hanging position while sitting or standing.
            Where does the weight/resistance need to come from? Below the hands. Hands usually hold the weight.
            How to use the band? Secure the band with a foot and pull up using bicep curl form.

            break it down to simplest terms.

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              #7
              Thanks, Brontus - that's what I've started doing. I bought the same kind of resistance bands as you describe. Bicep curls is a good example of one of about half a dozen I have been able to easily figure out. The Bandit workout also helped me get started. The YouTube pointer from Andi64 also helped. Thanks again.

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