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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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