Resistance band/loop workouts??

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I didn't have weights at the start of lockdown so I bought some bands from strengthshop, put two hooks in the side of the garage, one low and one high. I can do everything pretty much with bands, Lat pull downs, curls, rows etc, I have proper weights now but still use them for a fair bit, if you swipe across on this vid you can see what I mean.

Yea. I should have been more proactive, back in March. I've got a forever recurring chondromalacia patella issue. So my running suffers in that I have to keep the knee braced with a monster of a brace. Still should be running as it is the best kind of cardio to keep me motivated to move forward. I also let myself get demotivated that I can't really lunge or squat without it hurting like a bitch. My knee tracks like shit, and really I need to get my legs strong again and make sure that I keep it from flaring.

Anyway, I really appreciate the post, man. Thanks.
 
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Yea. I should have been more proactive, back in March. I've got a forever recurring chondromalacia patella issue. So my running suffers in that I have to keep the knee braced with a monster of a brace. Still should be running as it is the best kind of cardio to keep me motivated to move forward. I also let myself get demotivated that I can't really lunge or squat without it hurting like a bitch. My knee tracks like shit, and really I need to get my legs strong again and make sure that I keep it from flaring.

Anyway, I really appreciate the post, man. Thanks.
I think most people didn't expect it to last this long at the start. I didn't bother getting anything for ages and then it cost me a shit ton.
That really sucks about your knee, I dread getting a serious knee injury. I've torn my hamstrings and messed my back up but they heel well.
 

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Yea. I should have been more proactive, back in March. I've got a forever recurring chondromalacia patella issue. So my running suffers in that I have to keep the knee braced with a monster of a brace. Still should be running as it is the best kind of cardio to keep me motivated to move forward. I also let myself get demotivated that I can't really lunge or squat without it hurting like a bitch. My knee tracks like shit, and really I need to get my legs strong again and make sure that I keep it from flaring.
I'm assuming you're on weight Al, cos the absolute best thing for long-term knee, hip and back health is not being overweight.
 
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I think most people didn't expect it to last this long at the start. I didn't bother getting anything for ages and then it cost me a shit ton.
That really sucks about your knee, I dread getting a serious knee injury. I've torn my hamstrings and messed my back up but they heel well.
For sure. To be fair, it isn't a serious knee injury, it is just a constant pain without I push it. I stayed away from stressing it at all, but that did nothing but get my legs weaker than they've been since I was a fucking baby.
 
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I'm assuming you're on weight Al, cos the absolute best thing for long-term knee, hip and back health is not being overweight.
I'm a little overweight now. I bulked up through exercise to about 205-210 at somewhere around 5'11-6'0. I'm sure that didn't help with my 2-mile time getting faster and faster as I was adding weight. I overpronate and did 95% of my running on a treadmill at the time. Stupid stupid me. Hoping the bands can also help me get my legs back up to a point where everything is in good enough shape to handle squats again. Too good of an exercise to lose forever.
 
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Lemme check, it looks a lot like that. Probably some off-brand import. Taimasi 23pc set.

When I've been over my mate's place, I've occasionally had a go on his. They are good because you can place this attachment thing behind the door, close the door and do exercises like standing chest flies or kneel on the floor and do lat pulldowns.
 

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Old bicycle inner tubes and car fan/cam belts etc make perfectly usable resistance bands for those on a budget. The best resistance band I ever had was a car or truck belt (I don't know what type but it was about 4ft long in total unextended) that I found lying in the road when out cycling.
 
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When I've been over my mate's place, I've occasionally had a go on his. They are good because you can place this attachment thing behind the door, close the door and do exercises like standing chest flies or kneel on the floor and do lat pulldowns.
Yea. This one has that door anchor. All but one door in my house opens the wrong way for it, but I found one that should work perfectly!
 
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I think it's different because weight resistance is stronger in those machines, but those ones I posted have up to 100lbs of resistance. I tried doing shoulder raises with about 35lbs and the resistance was impressive.
Awesome. My set is supposed to stack up to 150lbs. There are exercises where I was outdoing that on cables/machines, but I can be sure that I'd never manage more than 1 or 2 reps above that now. So they should allow me to get quite a bit back. Pretty stoked. Thanks, man.