Okay let me keep this short and simple. Harry Reid claimed that he hurt his eye using resistance bands. Anyone who’s followed my podcasts knows that both my father and I have been using heavy resistance bands for years. YEARS. So this is a specific area where the Crowder men have much more experience than the bloated, flabby talking heads of today’s cable news world.
Here’s a video my father even did for ArtOfManliness.com showcasing the proper way to use exercise bands.
As you can see, my pops loads those babies up to 300lbs. So he knows how they work, and what kind of an “anchor” is required to use them. Now, onto the new information from Harry Reid.
Harry Reid claims he was injured using resistance bands. Sources close to him say that he was “exercising in his bathroom.” We now have a picture of that bathroom.
Nice digs. Now we can’t say that Harry Reid wasn’t injured by a resistance band. What we CAN say however, is that Harry Reid was NOT using those bands in his bathroom. It’s impossible.
My father, Darrin Crowder, spoke with Breitbart.com news about it today.
“The door anchor has to be attached on the hinge side of the door. Harry Reid’s shower door is not an actual door, it’s merely a structure of glass. There couldn’t be a riskier place to attach it. Industry standards advocate using a solid triple hinged door with a locking mechanism,”
“I have a glass enclosed shower in my house, and I would rip the whole thing down if I used it to anchor my resistance band. The entire structure would probably collapse if I were to torque on it with a resistance band,” Crowder says.
“Secondly, the distance from the handle of the glass shower door to the edge of the bathroom cabinets that extend several feet on either side of the door appears to be 3 feet in width at best.
That distance is simply insufficient to conduct resistance band exercises. Resistance bands have very little, if any, tension at a distance of 3 feet.
“Usually, when I use resistances bands anchored in a door, I stand about at least 5 to 6 feet away from the anchor door. That’s where tension begins,” Crowder told Breitbart News.
So in a nutshell, Harry Reid is either lying, a complete pansy (using less than 10lbs of resistance on a glass door) or – and this is what I’m suggesting – both.
Take your pick.