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Looking to buy Resistance bands/cables & Door-way pull up bar

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Looking to buy Resistance bands/cables & Door-way pull up bar

Actually there may be a couple more things as well but the aforementioned are the main ones. I want to incorporate them into a home calisthenics workout.

Is it better to go to a targeted store like Fitness Depot or will a Walmart type store do for "equipment" like these?

Things I'm thinking of:
-Resistance bands/cables (Are these good by the way?)
-Door-way pull up bar (Are these secure and doorway damage free?)
-Jump rope
-Exercise mat
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fabz wrote:
Jun 8th, 2009 3:18 am
Actually there may be a couple more things as well but the aforementioned are the main ones. I want to incorporate them into a home calisthenics workout.

Is it better to go to a targeted store like Fitness Depot or will a Walmart type store do for "equipment" like these?

Things I'm thinking of:
-Resistance bands/cables (Are these good by the way?)
-Door-way pull up bar (Are these secure and doorway damage free?)
-Jump rope
-Exercise mat
I've been doing something similar since Feb. I think my body is getting toned after a few months 3-4 times a week of doing these along with standard core workouts. I use Wii Fit as a way to track my progress a few times a week :) . If you're looking to build muscle mass, these likely won't be enough. You'll need weights and protein supplemented diet for that.
The doorway/pull-up bar can damage your door if the trim is weak even if it's placed properly. My buddy's frame cracked and he's not that heavy (~165 lbs).
The walmart ones are good enough until you've graduated to higher resistance bands that Walmart doesn't provide.
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[OP]
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sfu_lifer wrote:
Jun 8th, 2009 5:08 am
I've been doing something similar since Feb. I think my body is getting toned after a few months 3-4 times a week of doing these along with standard core workouts. I use Wii Fit as a way to track my progress a few times a week :) . If you're looking to build muscle mass, these likely won't be enough. You'll need weights and protein supplemented diet for that.
The doorway/pull-up bar can damage your door if the trim is weak even if it's placed properly. My buddy's frame cracked and he's not that heavy (~165 lbs).
The walmart ones are good enough until you've graduated to higher resistance bands that Walmart doesn't provide.
Hmm. Thanks for the feedback.

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