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Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    Bands for Rehab

    Planning on getting a few bands for some rehab. I'm thinking about getting 1 of each of the following: mini, monster, light, average. Pretty broke at the moment and not really planning on doing band work on bench/squat/dl soon. At least not till my shoulder is better. Does it make sense to get all 4? Or could I probably do without one of the first three. Planning on doing various shoulder/RC exercises, TKEs for my knees, and band GMs. (can hold bar high position for squats okay, but low bar puts to much stress on my shoulder.) I'll probably get the same 4 and maybe strongs one day when I am further along in my training. It's $85 for those four bands + shipping. I think the pack of pairs of mini, light, average, strong is around $180. Let me know what you guys think.
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    From what I know of, you can make an average band with a combination of the first three. At this point, though, I don't think you'll need average or strong bands.
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    What about for band GMs, and maybe band leg curls. One of the main reasons I'm getting bands is so I can do rehab/prehab work at my house(no home gym) on off days and a bit before workouts on lifting days.
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    start with the lower ones. they are cheaper, and they have more uses - especially for shoulders. You can always double up the bands if you need more tension from the smaller ones. let me put it this way, I almost bought an extra pair of minis just so I could keep one set in my apartment and one at the gym.

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    Where are you looking? APT has the iron woody bands which tend to be a little more economical.

    Also, if your not worried about having the actual bands, you could look at pallet bands from McMaster-Carr. Much cheaper - like 10-15 bucks for a pack of 5 or 6 if I remember right. They are what I used for years to save money.

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    I was looking on elitefts.net at the jump stretch bands. Those seemed to be recommended the most. As broke as I am, I wouldn't mind spending $2-3 extra per band to know that I'm getting the best out there. Don't want a ****ty band breaking and snapping my eye or something crazy. I'm probably just gonna get the first few and work my way up if I need too. Only thing is, if I get the average now, it only adds like $0.11 to shipping. Otherwise if I buy one later, it's another 6-7$ base shipping rate.
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    I understand - just throwing some options out there. We use the iron woody bands from APT - they're just as strong as the originals. I believe Travis said he's used them as well.

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