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Got a little extra money and was thinking of adding some resistance bands to the gym bag. My only concern is I workout solo. You guys think it would be safe to set up and do say squats and bench solo with bands? My concern since I haven't used them is honestly unracking and getting into position. I would be using dumbbells as anchors.

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Got a little extra money and was thinking of adding some resistance bands to the gym bag. My only concern is I workout solo. You guys think it would be safe to set up and do say squats and bench solo with bands? My concern since I haven't used them is honestly unracking and getting into position. I would be using dumbbells as anchors.

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Just as safe as working out with no bands.

Although I've never used DB's as anchors I generally attach them to the rack.
 
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Just as safe as working out with no bands.

Although I've never used DB's as anchors I generally attach them to the rack.
I guess I'm picturing too much tension at the top that moving into position would be hard. I am thinking db's bc I workout at a commercial gym and I don't thing all the racks have pegs to set up too.

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I guess I'm picturing too much tension at the top that moving into position would be hard. I am thinking db's bc I workout at a commercial gym and I don't thing all the racks have pegs to set up too.

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As long as its weight you can handle it should be no different than when you unrack regularly.
 
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As long as you calculate the resistance at the top accurately and can handle that load, you should be fine. The problem with bans is that most people use too thick of a band. For most people, mini and monster mini bands are going to be more than enough.
 
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As long as you calculate the resistance at the top accurately and can handle that load, you should be fine. The problem with bans is that most people use too thick of a band. For most people, mini and monster mini bands are going to be more than enough.
Those are exactly what I was thinking of getting. Thanks for the input man.

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As long as you calculate the resistance at the top accurately and can handle that load, you should be fine. The problem with bans is that most people use too thick of a band. For most people, mini and monster mini bands are going to be more than enough.
Rodja , these bands you speak of are these the standard SPRI Xertube bands with handles or a different kind of monster or mini monster bands?
 
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Rodja , these bands you speak of are these the standard SPRI Xertube bands with handles or a different kind of monster or mini monster bands?
They don't have handles.
 

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As long as you calculate the resistance at the top accurately and can handle that load, you should be fine. The problem with bans is that most people use too thick of a band. For most people, mini and monster mini bands are going to be more than enough.
Are you referring to bench?
Have you ever used to onyx bands? Those guys aren't a joke
 
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Are you referring to bench?
Have you ever used to onyx bands? Those guys aren't a joke
For any of them. The onyx bands are a lineup with varying thicknesses and resistances. The thickest bands I've ever used are the average ones on deadlifts and those were way too much for me. Even the lights are pushing it for most people.
 
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John Meadows has a package of bands at Elite FTS that has a good variety for anything you might need.
 

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