New Equipment: Studio Pro Resistance Trainer

My new resistance tube. I especially like the door anchor.

I just bought a new piece of exercise equipment – Studio Pro Safety Resistance Trainer to replace my old resistance tube.

Blonngg! My old resistance tube snapped a couple of weeks ago in the middle of my training session.

I’m lucky I didn’t get hurt. 🙂

I think that it was caused by a combination of long-term wear and tear (I think I had been using the tube for over a year) PLUS the fact that I’ve grown consistently stronger during the last year and especially the last few months.

broken resistance bands

Here is what is left of my old resistance tube and two resistance bands. One of the bands actually snapped two times in row!

All my regular resistance bands have also snapped quite recently (one of them broke in two pieces).

I’ve my bands for  lateral band walks that have been a part of my warm up routine for a long time. I guess my glutes have also gotten stronger – lateral band walks are supposed to be good for activating the glutes. 🙂

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I knew that my new resistance tube had to offer considerably more challenge than the old one. The problem was that when I checked my local sporting goods stores they only had these light or medium resistance tubes available.

I finally found a new resistance tube online. I ordered a level 4 (extra strong) tube. 🙂

My new resistance tube comes with a ribbed protection sleeve, sturdy handles and a door attachment. Thanks to the door anchor the new tube will be more versatile than the old one. Plus it has a 12-page booklet full of exercises. I already got ideas for increasing resistance on some moves that have become too easy to me, like simple pelvic raises.

I’ve used the resistance band once so far. I’m glad I got a new one because now I find the rows and wood choppers challenging again.

In case you’re curious, I use the resistance tubing as a cable replacement in moves like rows, arm extensions, wood choppers and reverse wood choppers. (I usually anchor the other end of the tube to my table leg or my chin up bar!).

I wonder how long it takes this time till I’m done with the resistance tube and have to get something that offers even heavier resistance.

Question: How often do you need to switch to heavier weights or equipment that offers more resistance?

 P.S. You can find Studio Pro Safety Resistance Band on Amazon.

Comments

  1. Satu, I’ve been thinking of buying a decent resistance tube. The online personal training program I’m doing requires me to use a piece of equipment we have in our apartment building’s little gym. BUT the equipment isn’t very good. The seat is bolted in place and you can’t lift the knee or foot anchor points. It occurred to me that I could instead use a resistance band and do the exercises IN my apartment!

    Deb

    • Satu says:

      Hi Deb!
      If you decide to buy a resistance tube, buy one with handles and a door anchor. And don’t buy the lightest resistance band because they are useless (medium or heavy would probably be good for you).

  2. Marion says:

    Hi Satu/Superwoman! Well, as you continue to get stronger, look forward to busting through more resistance bands. That happens to strong women like yourself!!!! Love this! 😀

    🙂 Marion

    • Satu says:

      Yes, I’m quite pumped up because of my increased strength. I almost feel like Mr Bunz! 🙂 At this rate I’m soon going to need a TRX or another serious peace of equipment.

  3. Dale says:

    Hi, Satu,

    I like the progress you are making. You might check out a new piece of equipment on the market called the resistance gym. It uses resistance band training and with the industrial strength frame it will handle any of the bands that you want to use. It comes with a set but you can click other types as well. Easy to use and unlimited in its range.

    The web site is http://theresistancegym.com/

    Enjoy,
    Dale

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