Aug 312013 This video features a five-star review written by a 58 year-old man for SLEEK-TONE exercise bands and narrated by a voice familiar to nearly all Americans. The reviewer, "DDE", has reached the plateau of upper middle age and believes these loop bands are a way to help him stay limber as he gets older. He cites as an inspiration the German tennis player Tommy Haas, who at the age of 35 continues to rank high on the pro tour, an advanced age for the incredible demands of his sport. DDE points out that Haas uses resistance bands to stay fit and to rehabilitate the injuries that often plague tennis players.

Exercise bands, and the subset of closed loop bands that SLEEK-TONE focuses on and sells on, have risen in popularity recently. Aficionados of these simple but effective devices cite their reasonable cost and obvious convenience as practical reasons to own them. But as DDE's testimonial indicates, they offer very real physical benefits and should have a place in the workout routines of both occasional exercisers and serious athletes. Exercise bands use the resistance inherent in the latex rubber itself and therefore provide an alternative and a supplement to gravity-based weight work. It is possible to target specific muscle groups and carefully control the direction of force, which is one reason why physical therapists so often use and recommend them for rehab of injuries.

At the end of the video, our sonorous reader characteristically waxes philosophical about how exercise has "made DDE's feathers brighter," how he is "not caged, nor a couch potato", how this is what counts "as the days grow shorter, and the dusk comes upon us." A more cheerful and less weighty point is that resistance bands can help us stay fit, toned and flexible regardless of our age.

SLEEK-TONE is dedicated to making high-quality, reliable resistance loops that preserve their elasticity even through long use. The set of bands comes with a lifetime guarantee.