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Theraband Flexbar Resistance Bar - Yellow, Extra Light, Beginner

$21.58
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WHYC26107-1Pack
Theraband Flexbar Resistance Bar - Yellow, Extra Light, Beginner

Theraband Flexbar Resistance Bar - Yellow, Extra Light, Beginner

Description:
Use the TheraBand FlexBar® to improve grip strength in the arm, hand and shoulder. This durable, high-quality treatment for Tennis Elbow or Golfer's Elbow has been research-proven to eliminate pain and provide an effective, non-surgical option to increasing your strength and endurance. It works to improve upper extremities and decrease pain through bending, twisting or oscillating. Select the resistance level right for you: yellow (6lbs. of force), red (10 lbs. of force), green (15 lbs. of force), or blue (25 lbs. of force). The FlexBar's color-coded resistance levels are suitable for improving grip and forearm strength in all ages, ranging from youths to seniors and even elite athletes.

Feature:

 

  • Resistance level -- 6 lbs. of force -- Yellow.
  • Using a FlexBar to do the Tyler Twist exercise has been clinically proven to reduce elbow pain by 81% and increase strength by 72% for tennis elbow patients
  • Rubber bar has easy to grip texture with ridges for comfortable use during bending, twisting, and oscillating movements
  • Great for baseball players, golfers, and tennis players, and those suffering from overuse to strengthen the arm and shoulder and reduce pain in the forearm and elbow
  • 12" long, 1.5" diameter bar made from dry natural rubber, takes 10 lbs of force to bend to a U-shape

 

  • 5
    Great

    Posted by Michel on Dec 3rd 2017

    It's Monday morning and this came to me Friday night (so Friday I only got to use it once before bed). I used it Saturday 3 times and Sunday 3 times. I was feeling desperate because this aching tennis elbow has lasted for months now.I got mine when I had to do a repetitive motion using my mouse and keyboard 22,000 times in the span of 3 days. Killed me ever since. It was invading my sleep - I'd wake up aching. Turning over in bed, I'd wince at the pain of having to lift my arm. Couldn't lift my coffee cup.Really didn't want a cortisone shot - I'm a scaredy cat :( So I looked online for remedies. I found an article that talked about the Theraband Flexbar and I read the reviews. It's cheap enough to be considered a "wth, I'll go for it" purchase.The instructions online on YouTube were helpful. I started the exercises and the first couple hurt - but it's one of those good hurts, like when you stretch a back that's in pain. As you do the exercises, it starts feeling better.The last 2 mornings, I've woken up realizing I got a good night's sleep. I can lift my coffee cup again. It's still sore, but not as bad.Now one thing I want to mention is what I did. I did the usual twist exercise as the video and instructions tell you to (I did 15 reps 3 times a day). I also do it whenever my arm aches because after the first one, it feels better.I also found one video from a doctor who said to find the most tender spot on your elbow and rub it vigorously horizontally, not vertically down the length of your arm. So I did that. He said it helps improve circulation to the spot and heal the inflammation. So I do that. What you're looking for, he said, is for it to hurt for half a minute and then go numb. If you get that numb/feel better feeling, then it's working. If not, don't do it. I have that, so I do it every time I do my exercises, afterwards.I also found another exercise to strengthen my arm using the Flexbar. You hold the end of the bar with the majority of it sticking upright. Then extend your arm and just wiggle the bar back and forth front-ways and then side-ways. It also hurts a bit, but you can put your other arm on the affected one and feel how it's using those muscles. I don't do this as often.Really pleased with this. Even if it didn't improve anymore than where it's at now, I'd be happy. But I can only see it getting stronger and less painful the more I do it. I'll report back after a couple of weeks.UPDATE: It's now been a couple of weeks. My arm is great! It is a teeny tiny bit sore, but I use this Flexbar all throughout the day - just 1-2 twists anytime it starts to hurt (probably 6 twists total every day).I made a video now to help show you what I learned about using it. What helps. Basically, I keep it by my bed to twist 1-2 times when I wake up. I keep it on my desk to twist if I'm every busy doing lots of keyboard to mouse stuff and it gets sore. I even take it in my car because if I'm running tons of errands and it ever gets achy or stiff, I do 1-2 twists at the stop light and I'm good to go!Really happy I found a solution without having to get cortisone shots. I'll probably order the next levels of resistance soon.

  • 5
    Great

    Posted by Lana on Aug 8th 2017

    The hundreds of positive reviews are well earned, it works. But I can't help adding more.I had quite severe tennis elbow, and like most, didn't seek treatment for months because the closest I've ever been to a tennis court is watching Wimbledon on T.V., and I kept expecting it to heal up. My wife was ready to divorce me because I couldn't open jars or pour her coffee--although to be fair, I also was trying to use my elbow as an excuse for not doing the dishes. (The circular scrubbing motion was agonizing, you see.) But I'm sure everyone who is reading this is in the same boat as far as pain and duration of the condition, so that's not of interest. The two things I can add are these:1. If you are beginning the exercise after you've had the condition for a long time, like me, do not expect a "miracle cure." In fact, I got quite discouraged after the first week and a half, because of lack of progress. But a little more after the 2 week mark, doing 3 sets of 15 a day, I began to notice slowly diminishing soreness and stiffness, and now, after a little more than month, I have no pain flexing and extending my arm. (Its still agony to do the dishes, though!) The reason I'm confident it was the bar are the months of no change prior to starting the exercise.2. Although there is, understandably, a little uncertainty about what strength to buy, and I would recommend the medium green because of that, I think there is more leeway if you are using it for therapy. I bought the blue bar by mistake. (Saw the picture of a green bar, and didn't read the text that clearly said "blue--heavy."). But after receiving the package, and confirming the order was my mistake, I gave the blue bar a try before returning and it was fine for me, and believe me, I'm no strong man.Keep in mind that if you are buying the bar for the "Tyler Twist" for tennis elbow, you are twisting the bar with your good arm, and then you control how much you resist the untwisting with your bad arm. At the beginning, I had to let the bar turn my bad arm's hand without resisting the movement. Then, as I got stronger, I gradually increased my resistance, and by the end, I appreciated that it was a challenge. I now know I must resist the untwist.Of course, you have to be able to twist the bar with your good arm to begin with, so probably the blue one is too stiff for some people. Also, the ridges do tend to make the hands a little sore if you have to grip it hard to twist it, as I do. So that would again argue for the medum strength. But otherwise its simple design serves its purpose, and $15, while a little high for a ridged hunk of rubber, is worth it for the elbow relief.

  • 5
    Great

    Posted by Ernest on Aug 5th 2017

    The hundreds of positive reviews are well earned, it works. But I can't help adding more.I had quite severe tennis elbow, and like most, didn't seek treatment for months because the closest I've ever been to a tennis court is watching Wimbledon on T.V., and I kept expecting it to heal up. My wife was ready to divorce me because I couldn't open jars or pour her coffee--although to be fair, I also was trying to use my elbow as an excuse for not doing the dishes. (The circular scrubbing motion was agonizing, you see.) But I'm sure everyone who is reading this is in the same boat as far as pain and duration of the condition, so that's not of interest. The two things I can add are these:1. If you are beginning the exercise after you've had the condition for a long time, like me, do not expect a "miracle cure." In fact, I got quite discouraged after the first week and a half, because of lack of progress. But a little more after the 2 week mark, doing 3 sets of 15 a day, I began to notice slowly diminishing soreness and stiffness, and now, after a little more than month, I have no pain flexing and extending my arm. (Its still agony to do the dishes, though!) The reason I'm confident it was the bar are the months of no change prior to starting the exercise.2. Although there is, understandably, a little uncertainty about what strength to buy, and I would recommend the medium green because of that, I think there is more leeway if you are using it for therapy. I bought the blue bar by mistake. (Saw the picture of a green bar, and didn't read the text that clearly said "blue--heavy."). But after receiving the package, and confirming the order was my mistake, I gave the blue bar a try before returning and it was fine for me, and believe me, I'm no strong man.Keep in mind that if you are buying the bar for the "Tyler Twist" for tennis elbow, you are twisting the bar with your good arm, and then you control how much you resist the untwisting with your bad arm. At the beginning, I had to let the bar turn my bad arm's hand without resisting the movement. Then, as I got stronger, I gradually increased my resistance, and by the end, I appreciated that it was a challenge. I now know I must resist the untwist.Of course, you have to be able to twist the bar with your good arm to begin with, so probably the blue one is too stiff for some people. Also, the ridges do tend to make the hands a little sore if you have to grip it hard to twist it, as I do. So that would again argue for the medum strength. But otherwise its simple design serves its purpose, and $15, while a little high for a ridged hunk of rubber, is worth it for the elbow relief.