Thus far I've done all my heavy training at the gym and just have some small plates at home for stuff like pinching and have been trying to avoid purchasing a lot of weight plates as I live in an apartment and move a bit. The Pops grip machine interested me because it seems like if you use the bands you could get away with using a lot less weight. I'm curious for those of you who have one of these how much of the resistance you typically get from loading on weights vs using the bands. How much weight would you recommend having on hand to make this worthwhile?
My only reservation with relying too much on the bands is that without using weights it might seem a bit too much like a gripper (in terms of the force curve) and one of the reasons for using a grip machine is to have that more even close than you can only get with weights.
Also, I saw a grip machine a while back that had plates you can stand on to use your bodyweight. Is that one still being made?