Friday, 4 February 2011

What happens to bands when you exercise?

Just a query really chapettes...?

I have been to the Gym 4 times now with my matey TB. 

Our first day was 28th January. I did my workout while TB had her induction into all things Gym, then we went for a coffee after. We went back to her place and she made me a lunch of Broccoli and Stilton soup. Mmmm.

Then I had my fill on Saturday (0.5mls) and my unfill on Sunday (0.2mls).

On Monday we went to the gym again and worked out exactly the same but could not eat lunch - soup - at TB's house.

On Wednesday we went to the gym again and worked out exactly the same but could not eat lunch - soup again or even drink coffee.

Today we went to the gym, did our workout as usual and about 15 to 20 minutes afterward I couldn't drink any more of my juice.

Every time we go I drink whilst I am exercising - Berocca being a favorite as then I know I have had my vitamins, water or squash. There is no problem with that at all. But by the time we have got in the car and driven home about 7 minutes away, I cant drink/eat!

I am wondering if any of you babes have noticed this too?

I am also wondering if it has anything to do with the Power Plate? It says on the notice that you should have drunk plenty of water prior to using it - which I have, but think that's a bit of an odd thing to ask for so wondering what the bearing of drinking water has to do with the Power Plate.

I use the power plate at the end of every workout to massage my back, massage thighs, calves and inner thighs so that I don't ache and it works SO well.

So any of you get that or use the Power plate?


  1. I have not experienced this but I do note a bit of increased restriction when wearing a really tight sports bra.

  2. when I exercise my band slams shut tight. I also have to be very careful about what i eat ahead of time. Liquids or something very small is OK..but even a small packet of oatmeal can come back and haunt me.

    Warm drink or broth drunk very slowly right after the exercise works better.

  3. HI, not to scare you or anything, but I know several bandsters who have been warned not to use a power plate at all, ever, for fear of dislodging the port/tubing.

    After your experience, I'd be extra careful. Or make sure your gym instructor knows about bands.