since wrestling takedowns are one of the weakest links in my game i decided 2005 is the year to fix that. i just ordered and started training with the AB Band, it's awesome. when i did judo, we used to do uchikomi (drills/fit-ins) with our belts, but the elastic band feels much more realistic since it keeps tension but not rigidly.
i trained for like 20 minutes with it and was totally beat, and it's not like i'm out of shape.
it comes with an instructional video that makes it looks easy. it's NOT! great DVD. my goal is to get as good as a (mediocre, not all-star) high school wrestler at takedowns, this is one of the prongs in my 3-pronged attack.
anyway, i shot in for a double, it sprawled, then reshot and took me down like a fool. seriously. i don't know if the AB Band or Bubba is a tougher adversary. Bubba was laughing, which was humiliating.
great product, check it out. i am in no way affiliated with it, just a happy customer.