TheraBand Resistance Bands are available in 5 color-coded levels of resistance.
Proper use of these systems for resistive exercise provides both positive and negative force on the muscles, improving strength, range of motion and cooperation of muscle groups. Color-coded progressive resistance gives at-a-glance documentation of progress from one level to the next.
- Use the band prescribed by your physician or therapist for the prescribed sets and repetitions. Rest between sets.
- For beginners, perform the exercises without the band until you are comfortable, then add resistance. Begin with 8 to 10 exercises that target major muscle groups.
- Exercise with the color band that was prescribed for you, or with a color that allows you to complete 2 to 3 sets of 10 to 15 repetitions with mild fatigue on the last set.
- Progress to the next color band when you are able to easily complete the 3 sets of 10 to 15 repetitions.
Caring for Your Resistance Band
- Always examine the resistance band before use for small nicks, tears, or punctures that may cause the band to break. If you find any flaws, discard the product and replace before performing any exercises.
- Store all resistance bands out of direct sunlight and away from extreme temperatures.
- After use in chlorinated water, rinse the bands or tubing with tap water and dry flat.
- If the bands or tubing becomes sticky, clean with mild soap and water, dry flat, and then dust with talcum powder.
- Always consult your physician before beginning an exercise program
- Can cause serious injury when not used properly
- Avoid exercises that involve stretching the Thera-Band resistance bands in such a fashion that they may snap toward the head and cause injury to the head or eyes. If these types of exercises are prescribed, protective eyeware should be worn.
- Thera-Band resistance bands are not toys; consult a physician before allowing children to exercise.
- If you experience sharp pain, shortness of breath, dizziness or lightheadedness with any of these exercises, stop immediately and contact your healthcare provider.
- As with any exercise program, muscle soreness may be experienced over the first few days. If your pain should persist for more than 3 or 4 days, consult your physician or therapist. Do not exercise while experiencing pain.
- Be sure the resistance band is securely anchored to a sturdy object or attachment before using.
- Do not overstretch the resistance band by more than 3 times its resting length. Example: a 12” (30 cm) band should not be stretched to more than 36” (90 cm) total length.
- Protect the Thera-Band resistance band by keeping it away from sharp objects. Remove rings from the fingers before using the resistance bands or tubing. Be aware of long, sharp fingernails.