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  • Extra-light resistance bands are recommended for frail individuals who are rehabilitating. These bands provide very little tension, equal to usually less than 2 lbs .
  • Light resistance bands are used in light rehab and by women. Light bands are typically long and thin and provide between 3 and 5 lbs. (1.36 and 2.27 kgs) of resistance approximately. These bands are best for beginners, elderly users, rehabilitation purposes and to work very small, stabilizing muscles with users who may have suffered an injury and need very light resistance.
  • If you are of average fitness level, an older man or an untrained women, consider a medium resistance band which is a good all around band for the average workout. Medium bands allow for about 8 lbs. (3.63 kg) of resistance approximately. They are appropriate for exercisers who want to increase muscular endurance by doing high repetitions -- 15 or more -- with less weight. These bands are typically used to do isolation exercises for small to moderate muscle groups, such as press downs for the triceps, curls for the biceps or lateral raises for the shoulder muscles.
  • Heavy bands can be used for untrained men who are active as well as active women. These bands work well for already fit active users who work out regularly. Heavy bands can provide as much as 12 to 15 lbs. (5.44 to 6.8 kgs) of resistance approximately. Appropriate for advanced exercisers, heavy bands are usually used to work larger muscles, such as your hamstrings, quadriceps or chest muscles. Some exercises that may be appropriate for heavy bands are leg curls, leg extensions and chest presses.
  • Extra-heavy bands are recommended for active men and women who are strong and use of Extra heavy bands should be reserved for the strongest and most experienced users. The heaviest band, labeled extra-heavy should be employed by experienced users. These extra-heavy bands can provide as much as 20 lbs. (9.07 kgs) of resistance approximately. Ideal for more advanced exercisers wanting higher levels of resistance, these bands are used to do compound exercises that work more than one muscle group, such as squats, lunges and rows.
  • Ultra-heavy resistance bands should be used by female bodybuilders and strong men.
  • Buyers should be able to identify the resistance level of any given resistance band by its color however the identification of band strength by color system is not common to all manufacturers, so buyers should carefully read the resistance specifications for the brand of the bands they are purchasing.
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6-Spring Adjustable Resistance Hand Grip North Coast Medical 9-Hole Pegboard North Coast Medical Action Hand Exercisers - Firm  - 6 pack
Vary tension by using and removing up to six springs included in the set. For finger, hand, and forearms. Wooden portable peg board is perfect for fine tuning motor skills and dexterity.  Has sliding panel for storing wooden pegs. Constructed of an ultrasoft polymer contained within a durable elastic cover. Elastic memory provides continuous counterforce to grip for strengthening.
North Coast Medical Advance Putty Kit Air-Putty by Achieva Magister Airex Atlas Exercise Mat - 78" x 48" x .6"
Advance Putty Kit
HPMS Price $18.99
Air-Putty by Achieva
HPMS Price $15.99
This exercise putty comes with resistance packs for a progressive hand strengthening exercise program. Non-oily, fragrance free and does not contain latex. Maintains an even resistance while pinching and squeezing.  Ideal for hand exercises, arthritis patients or post surgical treatment. Comes in 3 colors. Maximum protection with a non-slip surface, superb cushioning and tactile quality.
Airex Balance Pad Elite - Mini or Standard Airex Corona 185 Exercise Mat 72" x 39" x .6" Airex Coronella 185 Exercise Mat - 72"L x 23" W x .6"H
The Airex Balance Pad Elite is the next step up from the original Balance Pad. Maximum protection with a non-slip surface, superb cushioning and tactile quality. Airex gymnastic mats provide maximum protection through their non-slip surface, superb cushioning and the soft and warm touch.
Airex Fitline 140 Exercise Mat - 55" x 23" x .4" Airex Fitline 180 Exercise Mat - 70" x 23" x .4" Airex Fitness 120 Exercise Mat - 48" x 23" x .6"
Maximum protection with a non-slip surface, superb cushioning and tactile quality. For exercise, rehabilitation, training, balance and stability programs. Airex gymnastic mats provide maximum protection through their non-slip surface, superb cushioning and the soft and warm touch. Airex gymnastic mats provide maximum protection through their non-slip surface, superb cushioning and the soft and warm touch.
Airex Hercules Exercise Mat - 78" x 39" x 1" Airex Pilates 190 Exercise Mat - 75" x 23" x .3" All Pro Adjustable Therapeutic Ankle & Wrist Weights
Airex gymnastic mats provide maximum protection through their non-slip surface, superb cushioning and the soft and warm touch.
Airex gymnastic mats provide maximum protection through their non-slip surface, superb cushioning and the soft and warm touch. Cushioned flaps keep weights secure and provide friction-free comfort. Sold individually. Latex free.
Aquafins Aquatic Exercise Kit by TheraBand Bi-Lateral Thumb Spica by Core Products - Universal Blue Jay Overdoor Shoulder Pulley
Made of soft Santoprene rubber for strength and flexibility, and can be worn comfortably on the wrists or ankles for full body conditioning. One size. One size; lightweight design to help ease pain from arthritis, tendinitis or thumb injuries. Reversible; left or right hand. Helps increase range of motion. Perfect for shoulder, arm, or upper body rehabilitation. Sold each.
Body Sport Loop Tubing w/Foam Padding BodySport Studio Series Resistance Tube - 4' Long BodyMed Premium Hand Therapy Putty - Multiple Sizes
Keep your body guessing and changing by using muscle confusion through resistance training. Foam pads or cuffs provide ease of use. High quality resistance tubing perfect for strength training, rehabilitation and resistance. Available in 4 color resistance options. Hand therapy putty increases strength and circulation in fingers, hands and forearms. 3 color resistances available.
BodySport 5" Wide Exercise Bands - 50 Yard Roll BodySport Foam Rollers - Full & Half BodySport Kettle Bell
BodySport Kettle Bell
HPMS Price $69.99
Progressive resistance in a bulk roll. Perfect for gyms, rehabilitation or fitness centers. Cut to size 50 yard roll. Color/resistance level options. Used during therapy, aquatics or physical fitness as balance, flexibility and strength training mechanism. Full and half models available. Cast-iron kettlebell with vinyl coating. Used for strength training and are ideal for functional fitness.
BodySport Shoulder Pulley CanDo 14" Extension / Flexion Web - Low Powder Cando 3 Piece Low Powder Exercise PEP Pack
BodySport Shoulder Pulley
HPMS Price $16.75
Helps regain, maintain and increase shoulder motion. Adjustable cord; comes with exercise guide. CanDo hand therapy exercise web is used in hand therapy for flexion, extension and opposition exercises. 6 resistance levels available. CanDo exercise band is an economic solution for upper and lower body exercise. It is lightweight, portable and durable.
CanDo 7" Extension / Flexion Web - Latex Free CanDo 7" Extension / Flexion Web - Low Powder Cando Blue Mottled EVA Foam Rollers - Firm
CanDo hand therapy exercise web is used in hand therapy for flexion, extension and exercises. 6 resistance levels available. CanDo hand therapy exercise web is used in hand therapy for flexion, extension and opposition exercises. 6 resistance levels available. Perfect for positioning, balance, postural and muscle re-education, spinal stabilization, body awareness and coordination, and ranging and strengthening activities.
   
 
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