If you already have weight discs at home, then a wrist roller
might be a better choice.
When I first received this flex bar, I tried to complete the 3 sets of 15 repetitions that seem to be the recommended routine for these tools. I managed 2x15 with a 1 minute pause between sets, and couldn't face a third set.
Re-reading the NY Times piece that is so often mentioned with flex bars the key line for me was:
"Beginners should start with three sets of five repetitions, adding more as the repetitions get easier, Tyler says."
I've been following a daily routine with this for the past week, a few more reps each day, with a four minute rest between sets. I'm not sure if it's improving or aggravating my tennis elbow.
The original study suggests a 7 week course:
"Once the patients could perform 3 sets of 15, they progressed to the next color FlexBar®, indicating a higher intensity of eccentric resistance. The treatment continued until the patient had a resolution of symptoms, which occurred at an average of 7 weeks of treatment with 10 clinic visits."
Frequently asked questions on the Thera-band website.
The NHS website does not mention this as a certain cure.
One thing I have found helpful is a wheat bag. You put them in the microwave for 1 minute, and then have a hot pack to soothe your aches and pains. I have [[ASIN:B00IHY5EXY The Muscle Doctor]] one.