Sen. Harry Reid, 75, is recovering at home after he broke "a number of ribs and bones in his face" when he was exercising, his office said Friday in a statement. -- CNN
I have to come forward and state unequivocally that I have never been the victim of an accident involving a training band. It actually never occurred to me that it was a possibility. Here we have an extremely high profile individual and news story that should serve as a warning to all of us. I do mention that the possibility of injury is always lurking just barely beneath the surface, like a shark, like an electric eel, no, like an electric shark...
|Band Lat Pulldowns from a tree - sure hope that band doesn't break and cause me to fracture my bones|
I never really say that, but I do offer several types of disclaimers in my two training manuals that feature bands for training.
I’m by no means a medical or other professional who is legally licensed in the performance of physical evaluations or recommendations or prescriptions. In simple terms you should get the permission or approval of a trained, certified, licensed medical professional before you begin this, or any other exercise or fitness program.
I make no outrageous claims like you’ll be climbing WI9 or M21 in the next week or even year. I can’t promise you’ll achieve 4% bodyfat and go on a tour with a fitness model expo. I can’t even promise you won’t manage to find a way to hurt yourself with a rubber training band.
Please be smart, be careful, try to not hurt yourself, and most of all, try to have some fun with this. I do.
From "Ice Climbing Training: In Season Program"
My other book featuring rubber training bands is "Summit Success: Training for Hiking, Mountaineering, and Peak Bagging" available exclusively on Amazon in paperback and Kindle. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE