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Why TheraBand CLX is the Best Resistance Band

Why TheraBand CLX is the Best Resistance Band

Why TheraBand CLX is the Best Resistance Band

Looking for the best resistance band? Equally as effective as traditional weight-lifting methods, resistance bands can provide you with a low impact solution to strength training! Traditionally, resistance bands are also used in conjunction with physical therapy regimens to build strength and aid in rehabilitation after injuries. Find your perfect resistance band now!

Are you struggling to decide between flat resistance bands, resistance tubing, and loop bands?

Whether you are a new to strength training, an experienced weight lifter, or recovering from an injury, we highly recommend using TheraBand CLX Consecutive Loops!

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Why Use TheraBand CLX

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A TheraBand CLX Resistance Band provides similar and sometimes even greater muscle activity compared to traditional weight training. Reducing the risk of injury, these consecutive loop bands offer a lower amount of force on the joints. Ideal for anyone with existing injuries or joint pain, these resistance bands allow you to continue working out so you can reach your fitness goals. Here are a few more reasons why you may want to consider using TheraBand CLX:

  • Inexpensive Dumbbell Alternative - If you work out at home, a set of resistance bands can save you from buying dumbbells and other expensive strength training equipment that might also take up space
  • Perfect for Travel – CLX band is a perfect option to pack in your bag while traveling, allowing you to work out in a hotel room or outdoors without the use of heavy equipment
  • More Exercise Options - Helps bridge the gap between single plane exercises to multi plane exercises, allowing functional training and functional movement
  • Unique Grip Options - Allow for open and closed hand grip exercise, no-grip required exercise, and simultaneous upper and lower body exercise
  • Improves Athletic Performance - Extremely effective for athletic training due to the increased load, variable resistance, and instability

With a variety of resistance levels for you to choose from, TheraBand CLX will last you a long time, through whatever workout or conditioning you might need from your fitness routine!

Choosing the Right Resistance Level

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Picking the right resistance band requires a basic assessment of your current condition and training goals. The TheraBand CLX Resistance Band comes in varying degrees of resistance. For example, low intensity training for maintenance often requires a lower resistance set of bands than a high intensity strength-building regimen.

The color-coded system shows the resistance level according to degree of difficulty. There are eight levels ranging from yellow (3.0 lbs) to gold (14.2 lbs) that offer progressive increase in resistance. This system makes it easy to prescribe tools for rehabilitation and track a patient's progress. TheraBand CLX is separated into categories of beginner, intermediate and advanced resistance. The trusted TheraBand color progression system provides a 25% increase in pull force in colors yellow through black and a 40% increase in pull force in colors silver and gold.

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Get Started with a 7 Minute Workout

When structuring your workouts, you can focus on specific muscle groups or implement a full body approach. Working the arms and upper body, perform exercises like biceps curls, bench press, and triceps extensions. Exercises such as lunges, squats, and calf raises help work the legs and lower body. As with most training programs, variety is the key. We recommend changing up your routine frequently to train your entire body. Alternate between high reps and low resistance for tone and low reps with high resistance for mass.

Ready to get started? The video below introduces you to a 7-minute home workout using TheraBand CLX.

For additional help, we’ve provided written instructions on how to successfully complete each exercise!

CLX Squat to Overhead Press

  • Place each foot into one of the center CLX loops and hold one end loop in each hand
  • Raise your hands up to shoulder height and lower into a squatting position. Keep your knees parallel to the floor and sit back like you're sitting into a chair
  • Stand up and bring your arms up above your head in a press
  • Repeat the full body movement moving from a squat to a press and back

CLX Bird Dog

  • Place each foot into one of the center CLX loops and hold one end loop in each hand
  • Get into position on all fours, resting on your hands and knees. Extend your left leg and right arm at the same time until they are parallel to the floor
  • Slowly return. Switch sides and repeat the movement

CLX Upright X-Row

  • Place each foot into one of the center CLX loops and cross the CLX band in front of you forming an ‘X’
  • Grip one of the end loops in each hand. Stand in a slightly bent over position
  • Pull the CLX band up to about chin height, then return to your starting position

CLX Lateral Straight Leg Raise

  • Place each foot into one of the center CLX loops and hold one end loop in each hand. Raise your hands up to shoulder height
  • Raise your arms up above your head. Keep your left arm straight overhead, keep your right arm straight and lower it to your side even with your shoulder
  • At the same time, balance on your left leg and bring your right leg up and out to the side
  • Return to your starting position and repeat (for a challenge remain balancing throughout the exercise). Switch sides and repeat

CLX Sit to Stand

  • Sit on a chair without resting your back on the backrest. Place each foot into one of the center CLX loops, with the loops closer to your toes
  • Hold one end loop up your arm to each shoulder and stand up
  • Sit back down slowly just touching the edge of the chair before standing back up. Repeat, keeping your core tight throughout the exercise

CLX Front Raise

  • Place each foot into one of the center CLX loops and hold one end loop in each hand
  • Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart. With your palms facing the floor, lift your arms up in front of your body to shoulder height
  • Keep your core tight during this exercise. Slowly lower your arms down to their starting position and repeat

CLX Tricep Extension

  • Place each foot into one of the center CLX loops and hold one end loop in each hand
  • Stand with a slight bend in the knees. Bend at your arms so your hands are near your shoulders
  • Kickback, extending your arms behind you and squeezing your triceps and repeat

CLX Pressing Fast Feet

  • Place each foot into one of the center CLX loops and hold one end loop in each hand
  • Start lifting your feet in a fast-feet motion and press your arms out like you’re pushing someone away
  • Bring your arms back in and repeat, continuing to do fast-feet throughout the exercise

Free App Includes Extensive Library of Exercises

As an added bonus, TheraBand has created a new app which offers an exclusive library of exercises to make the most of the CLX Consecutive Loop Bands!

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Filled with tips and video tutorials, the free TheraBand CLX app is designed to enhance your experience with CLX and allow you to personalize your workout. The app is available for download on the App Store (iOS) and Google Play (Android). The CLX app offers an easy to navigate interface with various exercises and instructions.

To determine which resistance level is right for you, start with the light resistance and gradually work up to the medium and high levels as your strength improves! Whether you purchase the 5-foot individual bands or the 25-yard bulk dispenser, TheraBand CLX is easy to use and helps improve athletes’ strength and patients’ outcomes.

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References
Moore, Rebecca. (2016). Give Home Programs a Boost with the TheraBand CLX. Performance Health Academy. Retrieved from https://bit.ly/3jGGWV7
Quilty, Susan. (2020). 10 Benefits of Using Resistance Bands During Exercise. Gaiam. Retrieved from Quilty, Susan. (2020). 10 Benefits of Using Resistance Bands During Exercise. Gaiam. Retrieved from

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