Using Thera-Band Elastic Resistance Bands
The participants in this series are using elastic resistance bands or free weights, which are available at local physical therapy clinics or at sporting goods stores.
Before using the elastic band, inspect it for safety. Make sure that the elastic band is wrapped firmly around your hands. Adjust the length of the band so that there is just enough slack/elastic resistance and you are able to go through the full or comfortable range of motion when exercising.
As exercises become easier and you increase strength, move to the next color band for increased resistance. Another way to increase the resistance level of the band is by decreasing the band’s distance between your hands or by folding it over.
|Thera-Band Resistance Conversion Chart|
The chart describes the conversion of the different Thera-Band® colors into weight For example, using a red Thera-Band® maximally stretched is equal to using a 6 lb free weight.