Monday, August 26, 2019

Product Review: X-Over Bands Home Gym

Product Details:

FEATURES
  • 11 Anchor Points. Over 100 different exercise combinations!
  • Fits any standard size door, installs in minutes!
  • Covered with Safety Sleeve Technology™
  • No more getting slapped by broken bands
  • Latex Allergy Safe. Never come in direct contact with the rubber.
  • Protects the band from daily abuse
  • Rated to last over 150,000 repetitions in independent lab tests
  • Pro-Grade Carabiners & Plastic Handles
  • Made proudly in the USA
INCLUDES:
  • 1 Pair of 3 lb X-OVER BANDS
  • 1 Pair of 7 lb X-OVER BANDS
  • 1 Pair of 12lb X-OVER BANDS
  • 1 Pair of 18 lb X-OVER BANDS
  • 1 Pair of 25 lb X-OVER BANDS
  • 2 Band Holding Ring and Clip
  • 1 Ultimate Door Anchor
The X-OVER HOME GYM gives you multiple resistance levels to accommodate several fitness levels. X-Over Bands are versatile and can be used for muscle strengthening or rehabilitation.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
The X-Over Resistance Bands are made in the USA with unmatched attention to detail & quality. Every band is covered with Safety Sleeve Technology™ and is rated to last over 150,000 repetitions. X-Overs can be used as a stand-alone workout system either at home, on the field, or in the weight room. X-Over Bands can be used with multiple programs. Made with hard plastic handles.

My Review:
The X-Over Resistance band is a simple well designed product perfect for shoulder strengthening in a progressive manner. I have shoulder problems, including pains and unequal right and left strengths from playing baseball my entire life through college. I have loved having something helps me isolate my shoulders, allowing me to work on strengthening them in a direct and controlled manner. Each package comes with a poster that describes proper positioning and movement for the different pulls.   I found this extremely useful in progressing my shoulder strength. Initially doing some of the movements brought about some pain, but as I learned to better control and activate my shoulder muscles I built up strength and experienced less pain.

This is a very durable and heavy duty set of resistance bands. There's a protective sleeve that covers each band and prevents the band from being damaged and protects you in case the band were to snap. This set is very comparable to the more expensive sets I've used at my Crossfit box, but this set is very reasonably priced. Starting off at only $119 for a set you literally get 2 times as many bands of similar quality as compared to other brands!  My only negative feedback is with so many pieces, it makes it somewhat difficult to get everything back into the bag, but I normally keep the bands out anyway, so not the biggest issue.
This product has held up well with no issues and the handles are comfortable and durable. I would recommend this product to anyone looking to isolate their shoulder muscles and work on activating them or anyone in sports that have repetitive upper body motions such as baseball or swimming to help maintain an even muscle strength of both sides of the body as well as preventing injuries to these areas.  I have a Titan rack that the system straps efficiently to. I can leave it attached because it does not interfere with any of the other functions performed on the rack. Inactivity of the shoulder is the enemy and this system gives me all I need.


My Rating:  9.2/10
What you get is well made, in a package that is easy to set up and use. The instruction plaque is very clear and easy to understand as far as reps and form. If you compare to seeing an Ortho for a referral to a PT to teach you these exercises it is a smoking deal. I have some severe shoulder problems which have responded very well to this system. I use them 3-4 times per week for shoulder warm up, warm down and strengthening. Definitely worth the expense.

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