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Which POWER REELS resistance is the right one for me?

3# (Yellow): Great place to start. Select if you are beginning an exercise program or will use POWER REELS for the majority of your workout.

5# (Blue): Most versatile. Select if you are a regular exerciser or athlete who will use POWER REELS for the majority of your workout; or a beginner who will be using POWER REELS for part of your workout.

8# (Red): Deceptively challenging. Select if you are a fitnatic or athlete who will use POWER REELS for the majority of your workout; or a beginner who will be using POWER REELS for part of your workout.

 Can't make up your mind? Buy all three and enjoy the variety!

How do I get 3, 5, or 8 pounds of resistance with POWER REELS if they only weigh 2 pounds?

The resistance in POWER REELS comes from our specialized internal springs to provide you with the same resistance through the entire exercise.  At the beginning, middle and full lengthening of any push or pull on the POWER REELS the resistance stays constant.

How is POWER REELS different than using elastic resistance?

At the initial pull on elastic resistance you’ll have light resistance. The further you stretch it, the heavier the resistance. When using elastic bands you’ll have light resistance in the beginning and heavy resistance at the end.

With POWER REELS you have the same resistance at the beginning, middle & end of the motion so you can work the muscle longer and more efficiently.

How is POWER REELS different than using dumbbells? 

With a dumbbell exercise the weight needs to move against gravity. Imagine you are lying on your back holding two dumbbells at your chest and pressing one straight forward like you are throwing a punch – you’ll feel the chest and tricep working to do that. Now stand up and while holding the dumbbells at your chest and press your arm straight out again – you’ll find the chest and tricep didn’t really do much because the body isn’t positioned given the dumbbell needs to work against gravity.

With POWER REELS it doesn’t matter. You could sit, stand, lie down, hang upside down – each time your chest and tricep will be working as you press your arm straight.

Can POWER REELS really build lean muscle?

Yes. Check out our e-book "Effective Workouts With Light Resistance"