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Old 12-03-2012, 02:55 AM   #2
Say Chi Sin Lo
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I'm not an expert on muscle development, but to me it feels like the following:

Free weights = Individual reps have more or less identical resistance throughout the motion + gradual challenge towards the end of the set.

Resistance bands = Individual have more resistance towards the extreme end of the motion + gradual challenge towards the end of the set.

That gradual increase in resistance towards the extreme end of the motion helps build endurance/stamina (I think).

To me, when available, resistance bands gives a better workout. (But it's hard to find equivalent resistant band once you go past certain weights, that's the problem.)
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