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A resistance cord or band is an exercise tool to work out various muscle groups with differing levels of resistance.  By shaping the cord in different ways, one will be able to replicate the gym experience with one cord.  Some Resistance Cord exercises include:

Chest Exercise #1: Resisted Push-up
Gym Equivalent:
Bench Press, Machine Chest Press
Area Targeted:
Chest


Chest Exercise #2: Chest Fly

Gym Equivalent:
Pec Deck, Cable Flys
Area Targeted:
Chest


Leg Exercise #1: Squat

Gym Equivalent:
Barbell Squat, Smith Machine Squat
Area Targeted:
Thighs, Buttocks


Leg Exercise #2: Lunge

Gym Equivalent:
Barbell Lunge, Smith Machine Lunge
Area Targeted:
Thighs, Buttocks


Leg Exercise #3: Hamstring Curl

Gym Equivalent:
Laying Hamstring Curl, Seated Leg Curl
Area Targeted:
Back of Legs


Leg Exercise #4: Hip Extension (Buttocks)

Gym Equivalent:
Cable Hip Extension
Area Targeted: Buttocks


Leg Exercise #4: Calf Raise

Gym Equivalent:
Machine Standing Calf Raise
Area Targeted:
Calves


Back Exercise #1: Overhead Latt pull
Gym Equivalent:
Machine Latt Pull, Cable Latt Pull, Chin Ups
Area Targeted:
Back


Back Exercise #2: Seated Back Row

Gym Equivalent:
Seated Cable Row, Machine Back Row
Area Targeted:
Back


Shoulder Exercise #1: Front Shoulder Raise

Gym Equivalent:
Front Shoulder Dumbbell Raise, Front Shoulder Cable Raise
Area Targeted:
Front Shoulder


Shoulder Exercise #2: Side Shoulder Raise
Gym Equivalent:
Side Shoulder Dumbbell Raise, Side Shoulder Cable Raise
Area Targeted:
Side Shoulder



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Quick Tip by . August 24, 2010
If you're in between cord resistance needs, try doubling up two lower resistance tubing bands.
Quick Tip by . August 24, 2010
If you're in between cord resistance needs, try doubling up two lower resistance tubing bands.
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Quick Tip by . May 26, 2010
Inexpensive but practical and versatil means of staying in shape!
review by . February 27, 2009
Quiet frankly, I don't know what I'd do without my resistance cords. Allow me to explain. I am a certified exercise addict. I'm also a travel junkie. I can't tell you how many times I've been to a hotel that boasts a fitness center. In most cases, my first reaction is "You call this a gym?"    That's why I always travel with the band. Resistance cords are "     Portable Affordable Versatile Furthermore, they give you resistance in both parts of the movement. …
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