Band Ratings & Specifications
How the ratings are recorded...
The Average rating is the rating that is easily achievable for all exercises and is taken with the bands stretched to around 2x their resting length.
By using a wider foot spacing or standing further from the anchor point, you can achieve the overhead press rating or possibly even higher for many exercises.
The Overhead Press rating was taken using a person of approx 5 feet 7 inches tall, with feet close together, at the end of an overhead press.
How the ratings work...
A 27KG band will produce at least 13.5KG on each side when using a handle on both ends, just like a 27KG barbell would have 13.5KG of weight on each side. If standing on the band, the wider apart your feet are, the higher the tension will be, every inch makes a noticable difference in tension.
You can also attach both ends of a band to the same handle and use it like a single dumbbell, which will give you the total rating on one side of your body, e.g. 27KG on one arm!
NOTE: As with ALL exercise bands, the ratings are approximate. When performing any routine that involves standing on a band, things such as your height, feet spacing, limb length and posture will effect the ratings. E.g. a taller person will achieve a higher rating, a shorter person will achieve a lower rating.
Ratings are rounded off to the closest 0.5 Kg for the sake of simplicity, e.g if a band is 20.2 Kg it will be rounded down to 20 Kg, if it is 20.4 Kg it will be rounded up to 20.5 Kg. This really makes no difference at all because as mentioned already, the users foot spacings and height etc all effect the tension an individual will get anyway, so rounding to 0.5 of a Kg is not important at all. In fact, the ratings are just here to show what is possible, because with all resistance bands and tension products, the tension is constantly changing, it increases as you stretch the band, it decreases as you relax it.
All bands are approx 139cm in length including the rings. They can stretch up to approx 5 metres before the sleeve will halt the band.
Taller users must use just one foot on the band for the overhead press OR Ankle straps can be added between the band and the handle to add another 40-50 cm to the length. You can also add a length of chain or cord etc between the bands and the handle if you wish, to make them as long as you want if you need too.This will not void the warranty. You can also cut the sleeves off, but this will void the anti-snap warranty.
SET PHYSICAL WEIGHTS
The Pro 5 - 1.992 KG
The Pro Ultra - 2.442 KG
The Pro Ultra Mamba edition - 2.942 KG
INDIVIDUAL ITEM PHYSICAL WEIGHTS
MAMBA - 0.5KG
EXTRA HEAVY - 0.45 KG
HEAVY - 0.36 KG
MEDIUM - 0.33 KG
LIGHT - MED - 0.27 KG
LIGHT - 0.25 KG
EXTRA LIGHT - 0.22 KG
HANDLES (PAIR) - 0.24 KG
ANKLE STRAPS (PAIR) - 0.23 KG
DOOR ANCHOR WITH CARABINER - 0.085 KG
LOOP ANCHOR - 0.14 KG
BAG - 0.07 KG
37 X 37 X 15CM is the approx dimensions for a set.
Material Used for tubing: Malaysian Liquid Latex.
Manufacturing Method Used: Continuous Dipping.
Tensile Strength (psi): 3500 min.
Ultimate Elongation: 700% max (dependant on wall thickness).
Recommended Max Elongation: 400%
Hardness (Shore A): 40 ¬Ī 5
100% Modulus (psi): 125 max.
Specific Gravity: 0.97 max.
Material used for sleeving/straps: Polypropylene.
Polypropylene offers excellent resistance to acids, chemicals & cleaning solutions.
It is better than Nylon when easy cleanup and resistance to absorbing odors or liquids is important.
Melting Point: 330F (165 C)