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HPHILLIPS1982's Photo HPHILLIPS1982 Posts: 242
11/3/09 11:41 A

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You can also purchase the 2.5 lb weights that the remotes go in and use these instead. I found that doing this made a difference for me, but they still aren't really heavy, and depending on how you structure your workout it can be annoying to snap them in & out.

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RUTHDEE2000's Photo RUTHDEE2000 Posts: 674
11/1/09 11:23 P

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I have used the bands and some time add weights to increase the workout...its worked well for me. yes the bands are wimpy.

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MITZY7's Photo MITZY7 Posts: 352
11/1/09 9:33 P

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My band just snapped in half!! I have temporarily tied it back together until I can buy a new one. Kind of frustrating:(

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MADDIEKATZ Posts: 10
11/1/09 6:31 P

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I would not recommend moving the handles to far down your bands to create more resistance. I attached my handles to a sports store bought band and that was fine until one day I was doing the overhead shoulder presses and the band snapped-I am just under 6ft tall and the poor band did not cope with the 8ft stretch. The band I bought came in a pack of 3 with varying resistances.

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11/1/09 4:03 A

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The quality of the band that comes with the game isn't great either. Mine broke after 2 weeks... The resistance band I bought from the store is much better! :) I make it smaller every month or so, by moving the handles down each time, creates a lot more of resistance without having to buy a new band.

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PTPHELAN's Photo PTPHELAN Posts: 1,164
10/31/09 9:33 P

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Definitely switch to a different band(s). I've heard you can get them at pharmacies and they will cut it to the length you want. My husband happened to have one from a shoulder injury and it makes such a difference.

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RAINESSA's Photo RAINESSA Posts: 1,630
10/31/09 5:53 P

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Many people switched to a different resistance band than the one that came with the game, it is pretty wimpy, although it was great for me originally. When the game first came out, I had just injured my shoulder by falling over a puppy gate, so I had to go really light on the resistance. It would also probably be good for someone just starting out with exercise. I had plenty of resistance bands that came with Leslie Sansone walking dvds, so I just hooked one of those up to the handles. The handles that come with the game are pretty nice in that they are easier to hold on to at the same time as the wii remotes. Many of the other handles out there are too bulky.



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10/31/09 5:25 P

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I don't like the resistance band. I don't feel like I'm getting a burn like I get with weights. Should I switch to a harder resistance band? I know the "wii weight" accessories are really shoddy.

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