I am writing these reviews again as my previous post got removed for being "inappropriate." I guess the picture of my bruise was not cool even though it was zoomed in and impossible to make out where the bruise was.
I have had no problems with this product and even loved it. I bought 3 of the black bands, as I kept losing mine at the gym. First couple ones I had for a few months before I would lose them at the gym, but I had no problems with them. I used them to do band pull-aparts, assisted pull-ups, for various stretching routines, etc.
I recently bought another one because I loved these so much but had to leave a review as a fair warning - I was using them to stretch my legs and had them stretched quite far. I had it around my waistline and was stretching when I heard it rip, and I felt a sting on my backside and the band shot to the side. I felt a lot of pain, but didn't think it was that bad. But the band was completely torn, and it left me a really big bruise (see photo). I was perplexed as even though I am not a light man by any means (weigh about 215 lbs.), the product description goes to provide lifetime warranty and I was sure that it could handle heavier loads. I don't think I was using the product in dangerous manners that it wasn't designed for so I am really confused as to why this happened. Like I said, I used multiple bands before just fine, and this one tore in my first week of use. I hope they can address this but honestly I am not sure if I can trust this product to do such stretches anymore.
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