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The Muscles Behind the Punch

Thursday, May 14, 2015 8:39:10 AM America/Denver

MMA is currently one of the most watched sports in the world. We already know that MMA fighters are in great shape and that they can take a punch, but do you know what goes into the fighting? Learn the muscles behind the punch today.Read More
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Resistance Band Workouts for Moms on the Go

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 10:50:31 AM America/Denver

Being a mom isn't the easiest job in the world and often times it doesn't leave any room for yourself. We've found the perfect workouts for a mom on the go! Learn what to do with your resistance band for an easy workout.Read More
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The Slastix Advantage

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 12:24:59 PM America/Denver

Get ready to get fit by starting your upper body training with the Slastix Toner today! Use the infographic below to learn how to do Stroops favorite upper body workouts!Read More
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6 Tips for Finding a Personal Trainer

Friday, April 17, 2015 11:19:57 AM America/Denver

Getting the motivation to workout isn’t the easiest thing to find, but when you have a personal trainer it gives you a push in the right direction. If you need help reaching your fitness goals, there’s no better way.Read More
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10 Hacks for an Easy Workout

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 10:27:45 AM America/Denver

Summer is just around the corner, which means swimsuit season. If you’re like most people, you may have gave up on that New Year’s goal to get fit and you’re not quite ready for the summer season. But now is the time to recharge yourself and get in shape. To help get you motivated, we’ve come up with some great fitness hacks that will make exercising easier.Read More
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Core Strengthening: Why You Should Fit It In

Monday, March 23, 2015 10:43:48 AM America/Denver

Core strengthening is more than just ab workouts, it's one of the most important workouts you can do for your body. Learn why it's you should include it in your workout routine and what you can do with resistance bands.Read More
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Stroops Tips on Working Out While Traveling

Monday, March 9, 2015 9:47:51 AM America/Denver

Working out while traveling is no easy feat, but it's always worth it. Resistance band exercises makes traveling and training simple and realistic.Read More
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Resistance Training with the Resistance90 System

Thursday, February 26, 2015 9:19:57 AM America/Denver

This week, we'd like to feature one of our favorite resistance band training products, the Resistance90 System! This product gives you all the benefits that help you transform your body.Read More
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Avoiding Resistance Band Injuries

Thursday, February 12, 2015 10:40:27 AM America/Denver

Resistance bands are an incredible way to workout. Whether it’s at-home or at the gym, it can improve strength throughout your whole body. But, with the recent injury of Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, we are reminded that they even a simple resistance exercise, you should always workout with care.

 

The former runner and amateur boxer was performing his normal strength routine with resistance bandswhen one broke causing him to fall backward, hitting his head on a set of cabinets. His accident resulted in major injuries to his eye as well as a few broken ribs. This reinforces the fact that when working out, safety must come first.

 

Avoiding Resistance Band Injuries

The use of resistance bands for exercise has increased over the years in both fitness centers and homes across the country. They are effective, inexpensive and easy to use and can build strength in every part of your body. Much like any piece of fitness equipment, resistance bands can be hazardous when not used properly.

 

Two main dangers that are involved with resistance band training are the band breaking or accidentally letting go of an end. Both result in the end of the band to snap toward the user, which can cause serious damage.

 

With resistance bands, you also have to be aware of the safety you can control. Focusing on your form and planting your feet effectively on the ground can dramatically change your workout. If a position doesn’t feel right, look online to see if your form is correct and if you are moving in the right directions. Also, make sure the band is in the center of your hand while you’re exercising so the band doesn’t slip and recoil while you’re in the middle of your workout.

 

Safety Tips for Resistance Bands

One thing most people don’t think about is monitoring your band. There are spots in the band that experiences more friction, making them weaker in those areas. Always check the condition of your band before working out.

 

Besides making sure your resistance band is ready-to-go, follow these extra safety steps for a great workout.

 

- Do not place the resistance band handles over your feet. They can easily slip off and strike the user
- Avoid jerking the band
- Do not stretch a band over 2 ½ times their length
- Begin all exercises slowly to ensure band strength
- Do not release a resistance band while under tension
- Never exercise with resistance bands on uneven surfaces
- Resistance bands should only be used for the specific exercises they were designed for and not as toys
- Avoid placing bands in hot areas or in direct sunlight
 

Purchasing a resistance band with a cover is one of the easiest ways to avoid injuries. Stroops has one of the safest designs, which covers every band, including bands with bars much like the Resistance90 System. Our focus is on providing you an excellent workout with quality equipment that you feel safe using.

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