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Getting Started With Your New Trapbands Resistance Tube Set

April 29, 2023


There's been a recent increase in people doing incredibly ill-advised and reckless activities using resistance bands

Just because you see someone doing something on YouTube doesn't make it safe - or mean you should attempt it.  Here at trapbands, we want our customers to be safe. Since we have absolutely no control over what people do with our bands after they purchase, we offer the following information and disclaimer.

While we pride ourselves in making our bands using only the very best material, please note that resistance bands are made from TPE material. Since TPE an organic material, it will degrade over time, and that is a fact. 

In simple words everyone can understand, all bands (whether ours or someone else) will eventually wear out.  How long it takes for this process to occur will depend on how you use your bands and if you take care of them properly. 

If anyone one tells you their bands will never break, they are LYING! (Think of it as someone telling you that the tires on your car will never wear out or need to be replaced).

Our goal here at Trapbands is to ensure that our customers get the most out of their bands and absolutely maximize their lifespan while staying safe.

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  • "I've been using these bands for almost a year now and they are still in great shape. They work very well and I have noticed strength increase. Great product!"

    • Tyler Green

"I've been using these bands for almost a year now and they are still in great shape. They work very well and I have noticed strength increase. Great product!"

  • Tyler Green

Use Responsibly

Improper use of Trapbands may cause serious physical injury. Resistance bands do pose hazards, as all fitness equipment do, when not used properly.

The two main dangers involved with resistance band training are breaking of the band or letting go of an end while under tension. The result of both these actions can cause the end of the band to snap toward the user violently and potentially inflict serious damage.

By continuing to use our bands, you assume any and all risk. Please follow all instructions listed below to lessen your risk of injury.

Safety Tip

1. Inspect Daily. Regularly check the bands and handles before every use. It only takes a few seconds to do it, and it’s important because issues can appear suddenly. Look for cracks around the white areas in colored bands, and search for signs of weakness around the handle, in the area where the manufacturers say the bands are more likely to break. Check for cuts, scratches, nicks, discoloration or anything that appears to weaken the band in that area. If you discover defects, immediately discard the band; never try to repair it.

2. Always wear eye protection. Use common sense. In purchasing bands, you agree to use them responsibly - and at your own risk. These are not toys. Trapbands assumes no responsibility for injuries caused by wear, breakage or misuse.

3. Wear Proper Shoes. When doing exercises that require stepping on the band, make sure to wear shoes made with nonabrasive soles. This avoids damage to the tape. Don’t worry about the band slipping under your feet, as this is rare. Also, avoid using your bands with bare feet.

4. Check the Floor. If you are stepping on the band, do not work out on the floor with an abrasive surface. It could damage it and cause it to snap.

5. Don’t Shorten. Use Multiple Bands. Shortening a band for more resistance is a common practice, but it can significantly decrease the life of the band and can cause it to snap. It is safer to use multiple bands than overstretching them. This will make the bands will last longer.

6. Don’t Overstretch. Everything has a breaking point. As a rule of thumb, never extend a band more than 2x its resting length.

7. Store Your Bands Properly. If you leave your resistance bands in direct sunlight the latex can become brittle and more friable. Stretching a dried band will result in easy breakage. Even if you do not keep your resistance bands in dry conditions, they will last much longer if kept well-conditioned and lubricated. It’s best to keep them in the storage bag it comes with when not in use. 

Storage & Proper Care

Resistance bands can be a great and inexpensive exercise tool, but as with any piece of fitness equipment, proper maintenance is a critical aspect to ensure safe and proper function.

  1. Clean bands by wiping with a damp cloth
  2. Do not use soap or any cleaning products to clean bands as these can deteriorate the strength of the band.
  3. Avoid storing bands near direct sunlight (keep them in the storage bag when not in use)
  4. Keep stored bands away from heat sources
  5. Do not leave outside or store in cold environments
  6. The ends of the band where the handles are connected to the band are the weak areas and should be checked before every use for damage

Please keep these tips in mind when using your Trapbands Resistance Tube Set to ensure your bands will last a long time so that you can continue enjoying effective and reliable workouts for years to come!