If you’ve been searching the net for basketball training equipment you’ve probably come across the Squat Flex at some point. This device uses rubber bands for resistance and allows you to basically do squats with bands rather than weights. This might be a nice space saver if you’re the type of person who has a basement workout room. However, at a price of nearly $500 this product is a total rip off.
If you take a look at the Squat Flex that’s advertised on the JumpUSA.com website you can quickly see that this sort of device could me handmade by a novice handyman with very little effort. The supplies to build something like this might cost you $25 at your local hardware store.
JumpUSA has a statement on their sales page that says:
To develop the quads, no other device on the market comes close to offering the awesome 490 lbs of resistance you can get with the Squat Flex.
How about a squat rack? Don’t those offer a lot of resistance? You would be much better off spending your hard earned money on a gym membership so you can have access to a squat rack AND every other piece of weight lifting equipment under the sun. For the amount of money they’re asking for this product it’s definitely not worth it in my opinion. Using an actual squat rack will give you just as good (if not better) of a workout and you won’t have to worry about replacing rubber bands all the time.
If anyone has used this product or has any input on it please leave a comment below. I would love to hear what other people have to say about the Squat Flex.