These rubber resistance bands are awesome. You can hook the middle of the band under your feet (you’re basically standing on it, pulling or pushing against the tension) for all kinds of exercises, like shoulder raises, bicep curls, tricep extensions . . . pretty much anything you can do with a barbell. The band can also be used to hook one foot to the other for leg lifts, and best of all, there’s a canvas thingy that allows you to attach the band to a door for even more targeted exercises (lat pulldowns, tricep pulldowns, etc).
You can really get a hell of a strength workout, and it doesn’t take up any room in your house. Plus, it costs ten bucks. And you’ll save gas on gym trips. WIN.
• A little booklet of exercises comes with the bands, to help you get started.
• I bought the medium resistance, which seems versatile and plenty challenging.
Link: Xertube Resistance Band on Amazon
Ballpark price: $15, on sale for $10