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    Is there a way to translate the resistance = lbs?

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    I'm not for sure because I know there are different types of resistance bands..
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    Quote Originally Posted by BURGI View Post
    Is there a way to translate the resistance = lbs?
    probly not, as the resistance of the band depends on how much you stretch it, so even if you calculate the force of the resistance at one position, when you perform a rep, the band will move and the resistance will change

    i think

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    I don't think that you can really say what the resistance is pounds wise. If you have a band that lets say its really easy to use. You can pull this up without a problem and do shoulder presses with it while standing on it. If you spread your feet then the resistance will increase when you do the same shoulder presses. Therefore the "pounds" of resistance will change. At least this is how I can think of it in a logical way. It may be incorrect but I cannot think how a varying object can have a constant pound of resistance.

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    The standard measurement listed for resistance bands, when they are listed, is the pounds or kg of force required to pull the band to 2x it's original length. For example, a band listed at 40 pounds resistance would be 40 pounds of resistance at 2x its original length. The resistance increases the further you stretch the band.
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    Hang your weight plates from the band until it streteches to 2x it's length. then you will have your answer.
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    are resistance bands a good source of building tone?

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    I bet you could figure out the resistance, but it wouldn't be simple.
    There are formulas for calculating things like that in calculus and statics.
    For example, Hooke's Law is one of them.

    I would like to try to calculate the force of the resistance bands. Has anybody done this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shizouse View Post
    are resistance bands a good source of building tone?
    Read this:
    http://flashpages.prodigy.net/lreid/cable%20article.htm
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