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Tennis balls with your theraband

f4tune81ff4tune81 Posts: 54
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:51 AM in Exercise and Rehab
When you use an elastic band for resistance for arm exercises, it can be hard to hold the band without an awkward finger position. Try putting a tennis ball under the final 4 or 5 inches of the band and then grip the ball and band together, giving you a better anatomical position for gripping. I use the band for rowing (looped around my feet) and shoulder presses (to avoid weight bearing on the lower back).


  • You can get resistance bands with fixed handles or kits that have handles and several bands of varying resistance. I find them easier to work with than the rubber bands that come with exercise ball kits.

    Never thought of making a mock handle with a tennis ball.
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