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Resistance Bands

Best Resistance Bands in The Netherlands - Reviews and Comparison 2021

We picked the 7 best resistance bands in 2021 for your budget and use cases.

If you are looking for a resistance band, then you certainly like good challenges during a workout. However, we are sure you must not be interested in facing any challenge while choosing the best resistance band. Therefore, we bring you this buyer’s guide and reviews on the top seven resistance bands.

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9/22/2022

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Exercise band set

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Tube

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10 lbs, 20 lbs, 30 lbs, 40 lbs, and 50 lbs

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Yellow, violet, red, green, and black

The maximum weight capacity is 150 pounds
The bands can be used singly or in any combination of intensity from 4.5kg to 68kg
Lightweight and portable
It has every size of tube suitable for beginners to experts, boy to man, girl to woman, elders, and those who had any injury
The anti-snap bands are made of long-lasting natural latex, stackable, non-irritating and odour-free material
Yellow, violet, red, green, and black
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10 lbs, 20 lbs, 30 lbs, 40 lbs, and 50 lbs
Padded handles, ankle straps, door anchor, waterproof carrying bag
Natural latex
Fitness training, bodybuilding, Crossfit, freeletics, cardio, gymnastics, strength training
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120 cm
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ActiveVikings

Pull-Up fabric fitness bands

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5-10 kg, 7-20 kg, 15-30 kg, 25-45 kg, and 35-60 kg

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Red, orange, green, blue, and black

220% stretch
Easily washable at 30 degrees cold wash
Processed in the most modern machines ensures guarantee and good quality
Tear-resistant chin-up straps can withstand the forces for a long time
Improves flexibility, body posture and provides more vitality in everyday life
Red, orange, green, blue, and black
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5-10 kg, 7-20 kg, 15-30 kg, 25-45 kg, and 35-60 kg
Door anchor and carrying bag
Fabric
Dumbell training, CrossFit, gymnastics, warm-up training, stretching
3.3 cm
104 cm
Not mentioned

Via Fortis

Premium fitness bands

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Flat

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4-12 kg, 7-24 kg, 16-36 kg, 23-54 kg, and 29-80 kg

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Red, black, purple, green, and blue

Tear-resistant
Flexible
It has every size of a band suitable for beginners to experts, boy to man, girl to woman, elders, and those who had any injury
Lightweight and portable
Supreme quality material ensures longevity and durability
Red, black, purple and green
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4-12 kg, 7-24 kg, 16-36 kg, and 23-54 kg
Door anchor and carrying bag
100% pure natural latex
Strength training, muscle building, light exercises, warm-up exercises, pull-ups, muscle-ups, callisthenics, Crossfit, street workout
1.3 cm
208 cm
4.5 mm

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Resistance Bands Pieces

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15-20 lbs, 20-25 lbs, and 25-30 lbs

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Pink, purple, and blue

Adjust your training's intensity with the fitness bands as per your personal goals
Suitable for beginners and those who had any injury
Use as an alternative or additional equipment for yoga, pilates, stretching, Crossfit, and other fitness exercises
Durable latex material offers elasticity and high resistance
Lightweight and portable
Pink, purple, and blue
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15-20 lbs, 20-25 lbs, and 25-30 lbs
Anchor plug
Latex
Exercises for the chest, back, shoulders, arms, abs, butt, legs, warm-up exercise, physical therapy, rehabilitation
15 cm
  • Pink - 150 cm

  • Purple - 180 cm

  • Blue - 200 cm

  • Pink - 0.35 mm

  • Purple - 0.45 mm

  • Blue - 0.55 mm

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15-25 lbs, 25-75 lbs, and 40-50 lbs

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Lake blue, pink, and purple

The high-quality cotton-polyester material is stretchable, soft and skin-friendly
Carry it anywhere - gym, office, cafe
Anti-slip resistance bands
Resistance varies with the fabric and not band size
30 days money-back guarantee and 12 months replacement warranty
Lake blue, pink, and purple
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15-25 lbs, 25-75 lbs, and 40-50 lbs
Carrying bag
Cotton-polyester
P90x, Crossfit, yoga, insanity, pilates, hot yoga workouts, lower body exercises, strength training
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35 cm
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Insonder

Resistance Bands Set

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15-20 lbs, 20-25 lbs, 25-30 lbs, 30-35 lbs, and 35-40 lbs

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Shades of blue, yellow, grey, purple, pink, and mix colours

Help with strength, flexibility, mobility, increasing speed and balancing
Use it anywhere - gym, office, cafe, home, couch, beach
Durable and tear-resistant
Lightweight and portable
Suitable for all women and men of all fitness levels
Blue set
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15-20 lbs, 20-25 lbs, 25-30 lbs, 30-35 lbs, and 35-40 lbs
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Upper body exercises, training thigh muscles, strength training, physical therapy, beginner exercises, advanced exercises
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30 cm
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Coresteady

Resistance Band

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7-15 kg, 10 - 30 kg, 15 - 40 kg, 22 - 56 kg, and 30 - 80 kg

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Red, black, purple, green, and blue

Durable and tear-resistant
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Lightweight and portable
Helps in improving posture, mobility and core strength
Lifetime warranty
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Pull-ups, dips or muscle-ups, CrossFit, powerlifting, yoga and pilates
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TheFitLife

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The maximum weight capacity is 150 pounds
The bands can be used singly or in any combination of intensity from 4.5kg to 68kg
Lightweight and portable
It has every size of tube suitable for beginners to experts, boy to man, girl to woman, elders, and those who had any injury
The anti-snap bands are made of long-lasting natural latex, stackable, non-irritating and odour-free material

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10 lbs, 20 lbs, 30 lbs, 40 lbs, and 50 lbs

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Padded handles, ankle straps, door anchor, waterproof carrying bag

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Fitness training, bodybuilding, Crossfit, freeletics, cardio, gymnastics, strength training

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Buyer’s Guide - Best Resistance Bands in The Netherlands

For The Good Workout!

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Features: Most important purchase criteria for resistance bands

What elements should you look for when buying a resistance band?

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Use Cases: The best resistance band for you

Which type of resistance band is best for your use cases?

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FAQ: Learn more about the details

Any questions left? Here they are, including answers.

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How-To: Usage hints and care instructions for resistance bands

Best practices for resistance band usage and care.

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Did you know: Interesting facts, figures and things to know about resistance bands

Here are some interesting facts related to resistance bands.

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Our Picks: How we picked the best resistance bands

Find out how we picked and ranked our top seven.

1. Features: Most important purchase criteria for resistance bands

1.1 Types

Resistance bands are not limited to flat bands or tubes. These two are the most common types, but apart from that, there are three more types. Let’s know about them all in detail.

  1. Tube Band

Tube resistance bands, as the name suggest, are pipe-like and have handles on both ends. You can easily anchor them to the door or a bar/pole.

Tube resistance bands are suitable for programs like P90X and exercise such as chest presses, curls, back rows, shoulder presses, etc. This type of band works on all your muscle groups. Therefore, they are an excellent alternative for those who don’t go to a gym or those who like to train outdoors.

Usually, a set of tube bands offer 10-50 pounds of resistance.

Benefits

  • Muscle strength and endurance

  • Hypertrophy

  • Improves range of motion

  • Fat burning

  • Rehabilitation

  • Low impact on joints

2. Flat Band

Flat bands, also known as power resistance bands and loop bands, are like massive rubber bands. You can use them for a variety of purposes such as warm-up, bodyweight assistance, bodyweight resistance, full-body workouts, physical therapy, static stretching, and for added resistance, you can couple them with free weights. Furthermore, just like tube bands, you can also anchor them to a pole/bar for pull and push exercises. All in all, flat loop bands are versatile.

Usually, a set of power resistance bands offer 5-175 pounds of resistance.

Benefits

  • Muscle strength and endurance

  • Hypertrophy

  • Explosiveness

  • Balance

  • Coordination

  • Stability

  • Fat burning

  • Rehabilitation

  • Low impact on joints

  • Flexibility

  • Improves range of motion

  • Multiplanar exercises and unilateral movements

3. Mini Band

Mini bands are the same as power resistance loop bands. The only difference is they are much shorter and broader. New designs available in the market consists of a fabric covering the bands for added comfort and to stop them from rolling up.

Mini bands are usually used to increasing strength and stability in your lower body. For the upper body, the band is suitable for specific exercises. Also, you can use them for weight training.

Mini bands are great for getting that extra activation and tension in the hips during squats, hip thrusts and leg extensions. Also, mini bands can target shoulder complexes. These prove to be great if you are into callisthenics.

Mini bands are a product of versatility. Usually, a set of mini resistance bands offer 5-50 pounds of resistance.

Benefits

  • Stabilisation

  • Warm-up

  • Muscle strength and endurance

  • Maintaining proper form

  • Low impact on joints

  • Rehabilitation

  • Toning

  • Hip and glute activation

4. Figure 8 Band

Figure 8 bands are shaped the same as their name suggests. Same as tube bands, they also have handles placed at the top and bottom of figure 8. You can stretch them as per your need to be able to target both your upper and lower body. For lateral movements, these bands can be used similarly to mini bands. And for machine and dumbbell exercises, you can use them the same as tube resistance bands.
Usually, a set of Figure 8 resistance bands offer 8-20 pounds of resistance.

Benefits

  • Physical therapy

  • Rehabilitation

  • Weight loss

  • Muscle toning

  • Muscle strength and endurance

  • Stability through unilateral movements

5. Therapy Band

Therapy bands are thin and very long (up to 7 feet). Like power resistance bands, they do not loop. Being therapy bands, they are primarily used to regain strength after an injury or by older people who need low impact workout.

They prove effective while doing those exercises that need a little added resistance, such as Pilates and fat burner workouts. Also, many women use light therapy bands for muscle toning. They can also be used for warm-ups and static stretching at the end of an activity.

Usually, a set of therapy bands offer 3-10 pounds of resistance.

Benefits

  • Increases the stretch

  • Improves mobility/range of motion

  • Physical therapy

  • Flexibility

  • Rehabilitation

  • Weight loss

  • Muscle toning

  • Muscle strength and endurance

Resistance bands are not limited to flat bands or tubes. These two are the most common types, but apart from that, there are three more types. Let’s know about them all in detail.

  1. Tube Band

Tube resistance bands, as the name suggest, are pipe-like and have handles on both ends. You can easily anchor them to the door or a bar/pole.

Tube resistance bands are suitable for programs like P90X and exercise such as chest presses, curls, back rows, shoulder presses, etc. This type of band works on all your muscle groups. Therefore, they are an excellent alternative for those who don’t go to a gym or those who like to train outdoors.

Usually, a set of tube bands offer 10-50 pounds of resistance.

Benefits

  • Muscle strength and endurance

  • Hypertrophy

  • Improves range of motion

  • Fat burning

  • Rehabilitation

  • Low impact on joints

2. Flat Band

Flat bands, also known as power resistance bands and loop bands, are like massive rubber bands. You can use them for a variety of purposes such as warm-up, bodyweight assistance, bodyweight resistance, full-body workouts, physical therapy, static stretching, and for added resistance, you can couple them with free weights. Furthermore, just like tube bands, you can also anchor them to a pole/bar for pull and push exercises. All in all, flat loop bands are versatile.

Usually, a set of power resistance bands offer 5-175 pounds of resistance.

Benefits

  • Muscle strength and endurance

  • Hypertrophy

  • Explosiveness

  • Balance

  • Coordination

  • Stability

  • Fat burning

  • Rehabilitation

  • Low impact on joints

  • Flexibility

  • Improves range of motion

  • Multiplanar exercises and unilateral movements

3. Mini Band

Mini bands are the same as power resistance loop bands. The only difference is they are much shorter and broader. New designs available in the market consists of a fabric covering the bands for added comfort and to stop them from rolling up.

Mini bands are usually used to increasing strength and stability in your lower body. For the upper body, the band is suitable for specific exercises. Also, you can use them for weight training.

Mini bands are great for getting that extra activation and tension in the hips during squats, hip thrusts and leg extensions. Also, mini bands can target shoulder complexes. These prove to be great if you are into callisthenics.

Mini bands are a product of versatility. Usually, a set of mini resistance bands offer 5-50 pounds of resistance.

Benefits

  • Stabilisation

  • Warm-up

  • Muscle strength and endurance

  • Maintaining proper form

  • Low impact on joints

  • Rehabilitation

  • Toning

  • Hip and glute activation

4. Figure 8 Band

Figure 8 bands are shaped the same as their name suggests. Same as tube bands, they also have handles placed at the top and bottom of figure 8. You can stretch them as per your need to be able to target both your upper and lower body. For lateral movements, these bands can be used similarly to mini bands. And for machine and dumbbell exercises, you can use them the same as tube resistance bands.
Usually, a set of Figure 8 resistance bands offer 8-20 pounds of resistance.

Benefits

  • Physical therapy

  • Rehabilitation

  • Weight loss

  • Muscle toning

  • Muscle strength and endurance

  • Stability through unilateral movements

5. Therapy Band

Therapy bands are thin and very long (up to 7 feet). Like power resistance bands, they do not loop. Being therapy bands, they are primarily used to regain strength after an injury or by older people who need low impact workout.

They prove effective while doing those exercises that need a little added resistance, such as Pilates and fat burner workouts. Also, many women use light therapy bands for muscle toning. They can also be used for warm-ups and static stretching at the end of an activity.

Usually, a set of therapy bands offer 3-10 pounds of resistance.

Benefits

  • Increases the stretch

  • Improves mobility/range of motion

  • Physical therapy

  • Flexibility

  • Rehabilitation

  • Weight loss

  • Muscle toning

  • Muscle strength and endurance

1.2 Resistance Level

No one used just one resistance band. You will need different size band either for different exercise or different body parts. So, you can’t get results simply by getting the lightest or the heaviest band only. For example, your legs have more strength than your arms, and thus you will need at least two different bands for the lower body and upper body, respectively. At least, you should have three bands: light, medium, and heavy.

All in all,

  1. If you’re new to resistance training or are recovering from an injury, choose bands with lighter resistance levels.

  2. If you’re healthy and have been into training your muscles, choose bands with higher resistance levels.

No one used just one resistance band. You will need different size band either for different exercise or different body parts. So, you can’t get results simply by getting the lightest or the heaviest band only. For example, your legs have more strength than your arms, and thus you will need at least two different bands for the lower body and upper body, respectively. At least, you should have three bands: light, medium, and heavy.

All in all,

  1. If you’re new to resistance training or are recovering from an injury, choose bands with lighter resistance levels.

  2. If you’re healthy and have been into training your muscles, choose bands with higher resistance levels.

1.3 Keep It Simple

We read in the first feature>type that there are five types of resistance bands available. But the question is, are all of them great or useful?

We suggest using a single band type. For example, don’t use a loop and mini band together. There are other types of the band, like circular bands, figure eights, and therapy. They are least suggested because they have specific uses and aren’t easy to use, especially if you are a beginner. Their unique designs can often cause a discrepancy in your workout routine.

We read in the first feature>type that there are five types of resistance bands available. But the question is, are all of them great or useful?

We suggest using a single band type. For example, don’t use a loop and mini band together. There are other types of the band, like circular bands, figure eights, and therapy. They are least suggested because they have specific uses and aren’t easy to use, especially if you are a beginner. Their unique designs can often cause a discrepancy in your workout routine.

1.4 Handles

Tube bands and figure 8 bands come with handles, but these handles prove helpful only when made of good quality material. Good handles mean having a solid inner core with comfortable padding on the outside. They should not be larger than usual or made of hard plastic. Also, they should offer a firm grip and comfort at the same time.

Tube bands and figure 8 bands come with handles, but these handles prove helpful only when made of good quality material. Good handles mean having a solid inner core with comfortable padding on the outside. They should not be larger than usual or made of hard plastic. Also, they should offer a firm grip and comfort at the same time.

1.5 Accessories

Resistance bands are unique in the way that you can attach them to the staircase, pole, door for different workouts. You can simply wrap the band around for exercises like chest presses or seated rows. So, if you get just the band, you will be able to do only a limited number of exercises. The ankle cuffs, different handles, a door anchor, additional bands add some variety to your workout routine.

Resistance bands are unique in the way that you can attach them to the staircase, pole, door for different workouts. You can simply wrap the band around for exercises like chest presses or seated rows. So, if you get just the band, you will be able to do only a limited number of exercises. The ankle cuffs, different handles, a door anchor, additional bands add some variety to your workout routine.

1.6 Durability

For long life, durability is essential while buying a set of resistance band. Therefore, get bands that are made of high-grade latex or natural rubber. And if they have anti-snap technology included, that's the cherry on the cake!

For long life, durability is essential while buying a set of resistance band. Therefore, get bands that are made of high-grade latex or natural rubber. And if they have anti-snap technology included, that's the cherry on the cake!

1.7 Colour Codes

The resistance level of a band is defined by colours, proceeding from light to dark. There is no fixed colour code, but usually, it goes like this:

Colour

Resistance Level

Resistance Level (in kg)

Suitability

Yellow

Extra light

2.5 to 4.5

Beginners

Red

Light

4.6 to 7

Beginners/Regular workout

Green

Medium

7.1 to 9

Active users

Blue

Heavy

9.1 to 13.5

Active users/Professionals

Black

Extra-heavy

13.5 to 18

Professionals

The resistance level of a band is defined by colours, proceeding from light to dark. There is no fixed colour code, but usually, it goes like this:

Colour

Resistance Level

Resistance Level (in kg)

Suitability

Yellow

Extra light

2.5 to 4.5

Beginners

Red

Light

4.6 to 7

Beginners/Regular workout

Green

Medium

7.1 to 9

Active users

Blue

Heavy

9.1 to 13.5

Active users/Professionals

Black

Extra-heavy

13.5 to 18

Professionals

1.8 Price and Warranty

Resistance bands come at various price, so make the purchase carefully. And if your bands come with some warranty, that’s great!

Resistance bands come at various price, so make the purchase carefully. And if your bands come with some warranty, that’s great!

2. Use Cases: The best resistance band for you

2.1 What all cardio exercises can I do with a resistance band?

The few exercises you can do with bands to get your heart rate up are jumping jacks, side-to-side double leg jumps, front and back double leg jumps side-to sideband lunges.

The few exercises you can do with bands to get your heart rate up are jumping jacks, side-to-side double leg jumps, front and back double leg jumps side-to sideband lunges.

2.2 What all strength training exercises can I do with a resistance band?

If you are using the resistance band for the first time, it is suggested, to begin with, the strength training exercise. And it includes chest press, rotating chest press, biceps curl, band rows, tricep extension.

If you are using the resistance band for the first time, it is suggested, to begin with, the strength training exercise. And it includes chest press, rotating chest press, biceps curl, band rows, tricep extension.

2.3 What type of resistance bands are best for strength training?

Resistance band that comes with handle are best for strength training. They sometimes come in the set of five. If not them, then you can go for rubber resistance bands.

Resistance band that comes with handle are best for strength training. They sometimes come in the set of five. If not them, then you can go for rubber resistance bands.

2.4 What type of resistance bands are best for training buttocks, legs and hips?

Small resistance bands with thicker width are best for training buttocks, legs and hips, lower body. They are ideal for home booty workout.

Small resistance bands with thicker width are best for training buttocks, legs and hips, lower body. They are ideal for home booty workout.

2.5 What type of resistance bands are best for a full-body workout?

Longer resistance bands/tubes are best for a full-body workout. They are great for building a good dose of muscle at home. And if your band/tube comes with a handle, even better because that will give you extra-strength.

Longer resistance bands/tubes are best for a full-body workout. They are great for building a good dose of muscle at home. And if your band/tube comes with a handle, even better because that will give you extra-strength.

3. FAQ: Learn more about the details

3.1 What are the benefits of using a resistance band?

Resistance bands offer you the following benefits:-

  • Improves coordination and stability.

  • They add to the variety.

  • A resistance band is an inexpensive way of workout.

  • They are a space saver.

  • They are easy to carry due to their lightweight.

  • You can use them anywhere.

  • Great for all fitness level, from regular workout to advanced exercises.

Resistance bands offer you the following benefits:-

  • Improves coordination and stability.

  • They add to the variety.

  • A resistance band is an inexpensive way of workout.

  • They are a space saver.

  • They are easy to carry due to their lightweight.

  • You can use them anywhere.

  • Great for all fitness level, from regular workout to advanced exercises.

3.2 How does a resistance band works?

Resistance bands are made of anti-tear elastic rubber that applies external resistance while using them, and this extra resistance targets your muscles. Interestingly, the more you stretch the band, the more they resist you. So, for example, if you are using a band for a bicep curl, the resistance will be maximum near the top, putting more stress on your biceps and work them more.

Resistance bands are made of anti-tear elastic rubber that applies external resistance while using them, and this extra resistance targets your muscles. Interestingly, the more you stretch the band, the more they resist you. So, for example, if you are using a band for a bicep curl, the resistance will be maximum near the top, putting more stress on your biceps and work them more.

3.3 Does a resistance band target both lower and upper body muscles?

Yes. Resistance bands make any workout more challenging by adding that extra resistance and resulting in muscle expansion. They can be used to target almost every muscle in your body, be it lower or upper body muscles, including biceps, triceps, shoulders.

Yes. Resistance bands make any workout more challenging by adding that extra resistance and resulting in muscle expansion. They can be used to target almost every muscle in your body, be it lower or upper body muscles, including biceps, triceps, shoulders.

3.4 Can I alter the resistance of a band?

Yes, you can very much alter the resistance of a band in the following ways:

  • You can reduce resistance by moving closer to the anchor point and move farther to increase resistance.

  • To reduce the length and increase resistance, simply loop the band around a bar or your foot.

  • Adding one more band to your workout is an excellent idea for resistance increase.

  • Interlock two bands at their midpoint to improve both the length and resistance.

Yes, you can very much alter the resistance of a band in the following ways:

  • You can reduce resistance by moving closer to the anchor point and move farther to increase resistance.

  • To reduce the length and increase resistance, simply loop the band around a bar or your foot.

  • Adding one more band to your workout is an excellent idea for resistance increase.

  • Interlock two bands at their midpoint to improve both the length and resistance.

3.5 How can I stop my resistance band from rolling off?

Resistance bands generally roll off when they’re not of the correct size for you. Therefore, aim to get a fitness band that is of appropriate length and width. In other words, it should neither be too tight nor too loose while using it. Also, wear them in the same place on both legs or arms. Mismatched positions can also cause them to roll off.

Resistance bands generally roll off when they’re not of the correct size for you. Therefore, aim to get a fitness band that is of appropriate length and width. In other words, it should neither be too tight nor too loose while using it. Also, wear them in the same place on both legs or arms. Mismatched positions can also cause them to roll off.

3.6 Can I use a resistance band to build my abs?

Yes. Try following exercises to work your core and target your abs:

  • Tie the bands around your ankles and do leg raise, mountain climber, and bicycle crunch.

  • Standing knee raises is another excellent exercise. Loop your band around the middle of the feet. Raise your knee till it is above your chest and twist your torso so that your opposite elbow almost touches the raised knee. Do the same on the alternate side.

  • Loop the resistance band around your ankles for a side plank.

Yes. Try following exercises to work your core and target your abs:

  • Tie the bands around your ankles and do leg raise, mountain climber, and bicycle crunch.

  • Standing knee raises is another excellent exercise. Loop your band around the middle of the feet. Raise your knee till it is above your chest and twist your torso so that your opposite elbow almost touches the raised knee. Do the same on the alternate side.

  • Loop the resistance band around your ankles for a side plank.

3.7 How can I use resistance bands to tone my arms?

The following exercises will help you tone your arm when done using resistance bands:

  • Replace dumbbells with resistance bands and perform bicep curls.

  • Do overhead stretch by lifting the resistance band overhead with one end in each hand and pull them apart till your arms level with your shoulders.

  • Triceps extension also helps in getting bigger arms. Anchor band's one end under your feet and pull the other end from behind your back by raising your hands.

  • The seated single arm row will also do the job. Start with sitting and extending your legs. Next, loop one end of the resistance band around your toe. Pull the other end with a hand, as you would do in a single-arm row.

The following exercises will help you tone your arm when done using resistance bands:

  • Replace dumbbells with resistance bands and perform bicep curls.

  • Do overhead stretch by lifting the resistance band overhead with one end in each hand and pull them apart till your arms level with your shoulders.

  • Triceps extension also helps in getting bigger arms. Anchor band's one end under your feet and pull the other end from behind your back by raising your hands.

  • The seated single arm row will also do the job. Start with sitting and extending your legs. Next, loop one end of the resistance band around your toe. Pull the other end with a hand, as you would do in a single-arm row.

3.8 Can I wash a resistance band?

Yes, you can wash a resistance band. However, the washing techniques are different for fabric and latex material. In the case of fabric resistance bands, you can wash them in the washing machine in cold water and a gentle setting. And let them dry naturally. At the same time, the rubber or latex resistance bands need hot water and pat dry.

Yes, you can wash a resistance band. However, the washing techniques are different for fabric and latex material. In the case of fabric resistance bands, you can wash them in the washing machine in cold water and a gentle setting. And let them dry naturally. At the same time, the rubber or latex resistance bands need hot water and pat dry.

3.9 How can I repair a damaged resistance band?

New or old, never repair a damaged band. If you find cuts, nicks, scratches, cracks, punctures, discolouration, or anything that looks like the band may be weakened, do not take the risk and discard the band immediately.

New or old, never repair a damaged band. If you find cuts, nicks, scratches, cracks, punctures, discolouration, or anything that looks like the band may be weakened, do not take the risk and discard the band immediately.

3.10 How long can a resistance band last?

Resistance bands can last from 6 months to 2 years. However, it can last from 1 year to 3 years if it is a good quality band. Also, proper care and maintenance are essential.

Resistance bands can last from 6 months to 2 years. However, it can last from 1 year to 3 years if it is a good quality band. Also, proper care and maintenance are essential.

3.11 What are the common signs of damage for a resistance band?

There are three common signs of damages when it comes to resistance bands, and they are as follows:

  1. Small Nicks and Tears: Look at your resistance band closely before using it. If you notice even a tiny tear or nick in it, it is a sign of damage, and your band needs replacement. Ignoring it can heighten the chance of it snapping or breaking while working out.

  2. Punctures: It is another big sign to watch out for. The puncture in your band can quickly turn into a big hole and may snap it. 

  3. Peeling: If your resistance band has started to peel, then that means its days are over. Look for a quick replacement in this case.

There are three common signs of damages when it comes to resistance bands, and they are as follows:

  1. Small Nicks and Tears: Look at your resistance band closely before using it. If you notice even a tiny tear or nick in it, it is a sign of damage, and your band needs replacement. Ignoring it can heighten the chance of it snapping or breaking while working out.

  2. Punctures: It is another big sign to watch out for. The puncture in your band can quickly turn into a big hole and may snap it. 

  3. Peeling: If your resistance band has started to peel, then that means its days are over. Look for a quick replacement in this case.

3.12 Why should I buy a pair of gloves along with tube bands?

The tube bands put stress and pressure on the skin of your hands which may become a hindrance while exercising and damage the skin in the long run. Also, gloves helping in strengthening your grip because sweat gets into the gloves and the cables do not slip.

The tube bands put stress and pressure on the skin of your hands which may become a hindrance while exercising and damage the skin in the long run. Also, gloves helping in strengthening your grip because sweat gets into the gloves and the cables do not slip.

3.13 What is the best way to use a resistance band?

There are no rules as such on how to use resistance bands or resistance cables.

Usually, tube resistance bands are used in combination with accessories such as handles. You can even anchor the band to the door or stair railing for specific exercises.

There are no rules as such on how to use resistance bands or resistance cables.

Usually, tube resistance bands are used in combination with accessories such as handles. You can even anchor the band to the door or stair railing for specific exercises.

3.14 Can resistance band break?

Yes, a resistance band can break due to intensive use, especially when it is lighter and made of thin rubber. A wider rubber band or a resistance band that's not made of rubber are less likely to break.

Yes, a resistance band can break due to intensive use, especially when it is lighter and made of thin rubber. A wider rubber band or a resistance band that's not made of rubber are less likely to break.

3.15 What are the different names for resistance bands?

Buttocks bands, hip bands and booty bands are some of the other names given to resistance bands.

Buttocks bands, hip bands and booty bands are some of the other names given to resistance bands.

3.16 What is the difference between latex/rubber and fabric resistance bands?

Latex resistance bands are, of course, made of latex material and typically come in a pack of 3 or 5, offering various levels of tension—from extra light to extra heavy. Latex bands are best suited for the lower body, upper body, and abdominal exercises. They can be stretched further than fabric bands making them more versatile. Furthermore, latex bands mimic standard weights but do not put added pressure on the joints. Therefore, they prove to be great for older individuals and those who had any injury or have ongoing muscle pain. However, they have their downside too. If you do not wear leggings, latex will cling to the skin or roll-up. Additionally, latex is not a long-lasting material. Their resistance decreases over time, and they may snap after lots of usages.

Fabric resistance bands are made using solid material, due to which they are stronger than latex bands. Unlike latex band, they sold separately and come in three levels—light, medium and heavy. Furthermore, they are more comfortable and have a solid built-in grip. You can throw them in the washing machine after an intense sweat sesh for cleaning. At the same time, latex bands can only be rinsed off or wiped down! Most importantly, the fabric resistance band is a more eco-friendly option.
The downside is, there are fewer options for resistance level in the fabric band. They typically do not stretch as wide.

Latex resistance bands are, of course, made of latex material and typically come in a pack of 3 or 5, offering various levels of tension—from extra light to extra heavy. Latex bands are best suited for the lower body, upper body, and abdominal exercises. They can be stretched further than fabric bands making them more versatile. Furthermore, latex bands mimic standard weights but do not put added pressure on the joints. Therefore, they prove to be great for older individuals and those who had any injury or have ongoing muscle pain. However, they have their downside too. If you do not wear leggings, latex will cling to the skin or roll-up. Additionally, latex is not a long-lasting material. Their resistance decreases over time, and they may snap after lots of usages.

Fabric resistance bands are made using solid material, due to which they are stronger than latex bands. Unlike latex band, they sold separately and come in three levels—light, medium and heavy. Furthermore, they are more comfortable and have a solid built-in grip. You can throw them in the washing machine after an intense sweat sesh for cleaning. At the same time, latex bands can only be rinsed off or wiped down! Most importantly, the fabric resistance band is a more eco-friendly option.
The downside is, there are fewer options for resistance level in the fabric band. They typically do not stretch as wide.

4. How-To: Usage hints and care instructions for resistance bands

4.1 How to anchor a resistance band?

Many resistance bands, like tube bands, come with anchors that you can attach to your doors. If that is missing, you can loop the resistance bands around strong structures like a pole, stair rail, door, heavy workout equipment, furniture, etc. There are several exercises for which you can anchor the bands around yourself as well.

Many resistance bands, like tube bands, come with anchors that you can attach to your doors. If that is missing, you can loop the resistance bands around strong structures like a pole, stair rail, door, heavy workout equipment, furniture, etc. There are several exercises for which you can anchor the bands around yourself as well.

4.2 What are safe practices for resistance band?

Whether old or new, it is essential to check resistance bands frequently to ensure they are in safe operating condition. Also, many times, improper use of the band is the reason behind injuries. Follow the below-mentioned points for safe usage.

  • Never release a resistance band while it is under tension, as it can snap back and cause injury.

  • Use resistance bands for exercises they are specifically designed for.

  • Begin the exercises slowly to ensure the band’s strength.

  • Do not stretch a resistance band over 2.5 times their length.

  • Do not exercise using a resistance band on uneven surfaces.

  • Do not jerk the band.

  • The area where handles are connected to the band is weak and should be checked before use.

Whether old or new, it is essential to check resistance bands frequently to ensure they are in safe operating condition. Also, many times, improper use of the band is the reason behind injuries. Follow the below-mentioned points for safe usage.

  • Never release a resistance band while it is under tension, as it can snap back and cause injury.

  • Use resistance bands for exercises they are specifically designed for.

  • Begin the exercises slowly to ensure the band’s strength.

  • Do not stretch a resistance band over 2.5 times their length.

  • Do not exercise using a resistance band on uneven surfaces.

  • Do not jerk the band.

  • The area where handles are connected to the band is weak and should be checked before use.

4.3 How to take care of a resistance band?

Resistance band may not be as expensive as other exercise equipment, but that doesn’t mean they don’t need proper care and maintenance. Here are some quick, caring tips for a resistance band.

  • Always store the band properly. Do not store it when it is wet.

  • Keep the band always dry.

  • While storing the resistance band, ensure that there is no weight or strain on the band. 

  • Do not store bands near direct sunlight or heat sources.

  • Never use a resistance band in a swimming pool.

  • Do not overstretch your resistance band.

  • Bands should never be stored outside or in cold environments.

  • Wipe the band with a damp cloth regularly. Do not use any harsh cleaning products to clean bands.

Resistance band may not be as expensive as other exercise equipment, but that doesn’t mean they don’t need proper care and maintenance. Here are some quick, caring tips for a resistance band.

  • Always store the band properly. Do not store it when it is wet.

  • Keep the band always dry.

  • While storing the resistance band, ensure that there is no weight or strain on the band. 

  • Do not store bands near direct sunlight or heat sources.

  • Never use a resistance band in a swimming pool.

  • Do not overstretch your resistance band.

  • Bands should never be stored outside or in cold environments.

  • Wipe the band with a damp cloth regularly. Do not use any harsh cleaning products to clean bands.

5. Did you know: Interesting facts, figures and things to know about resistance bands

5.1 Resistance bands provide more functional strength and ensure better injury prevention than other forms of exercise.

5.1 Resistance bands provide more functional strength and ensure better injury prevention than other forms of exercise.

6. Our Picks: How we picked the best resistance bands

Find out how we picked and ranked our top seven.

Material, different resistance level, accessories are some of the features we gave prime importance to while shortlisting the resistance bands. Further, we also noted comfort of handles, stiffness of rubber, dimension, and overall user-friendliness. Ratings and customer reviews were also taken into account to select our top seven.

Find out how we picked and ranked our top seven.

Material, different resistance level, accessories are some of the features we gave prime importance to while shortlisting the resistance bands. Further, we also noted comfort of handles, stiffness of rubber, dimension, and overall user-friendliness. Ratings and customer reviews were also taken into account to select our top seven.

6.1 TheFitLife exercise band set

  • This is a set of five tubes ranging from extra light to extra heavy.

  • This is made of tear-resistance latex. The material is of supreme quality, which makes the tubes anti-snap, durable, long-lasting, stackable, non-irritating and odour-free.

  • The set has a tube for everyone from beginners to experts, boy to man, girl to woman, elders, and those who had any injury.

  • The weight capacity of each tube is different, and the same has been marked on them.

  • It is a lightweight and portable product.

  • The handles are slip-resistant, and the reinforced lock has double layers of fabric, which is much more secure and reliable than others.

  • The 6x60 carabiner can take 81 kg weight - 40% weight more than others. A larger independent D-buckle further improves safety.

  • You can use five-tube bands alone or in any combination of intensity from 4.5kg to 150lbs.

  • The bigger and softer anklets, sturdier door anchor lets you try different training methods for building strength. 

  • The free carrying bag makes storage and carrying of the tubes easy.

  • Free E-guide shows the right way of practice in the privacy of your home, office or hotel room.

  • This is a set of five tubes ranging from extra light to extra heavy.

  • This is made of tear-resistance latex. The material is of supreme quality, which makes the tubes anti-snap, durable, long-lasting, stackable, non-irritating and odour-free.

  • The set has a tube for everyone from beginners to experts, boy to man, girl to woman, elders, and those who had any injury.

  • The weight capacity of each tube is different, and the same has been marked on them.

  • It is a lightweight and portable product.

  • The handles are slip-resistant, and the reinforced lock has double layers of fabric, which is much more secure and reliable than others.

  • The 6x60 carabiner can take 81 kg weight - 40% weight more than others. A larger independent D-buckle further improves safety.

  • You can use five-tube bands alone or in any combination of intensity from 4.5kg to 150lbs.

  • The bigger and softer anklets, sturdier door anchor lets you try different training methods for building strength. 

  • The free carrying bag makes storage and carrying of the tubes easy.

  • Free E-guide shows the right way of practice in the privacy of your home, office or hotel room.

6.2 ActiveVikings®Pull-Up fabric fitness bands

  • This full-pull set is of five resistance bands. However, this isn’t the form of tubes but flat pull-up bands.

  • They are made of fabric that is durable and tear-resistant.

  • The set consists of extra light (red; 2-10 kg), light (orange; 4-12 kg), medium (green 7-24 kg), heavy (blue 16-36 kg) and X-heavy (black 20-45 kg) tension.

  • The resistance bands are suitable for full body workout and any level of fitness.

  • The brand offers individual colour bands as well and light, medium, and pro sets. So, you get many of options to choose from.

  • The pull-up straps improve flexibility, promotes better posture and provides more vitality in everyday life. 

  • The bands have been intensively and extensively tested by the ActiveVikings team for their functionality and durability.

  • You can use it at home, office, park, beach, gym.

  • It has an ingenious stretch length with 220% stretch. This is quite a number for a fabric band as a fabric band doesn’t stretch as much as a latex or rubber band.

  • You can wash it in cold water.

  • This full-pull set is of five resistance bands. However, this isn’t the form of tubes but flat pull-up bands.

  • They are made of fabric that is durable and tear-resistant.

  • The set consists of extra light (red; 2-10 kg), light (orange; 4-12 kg), medium (green 7-24 kg), heavy (blue 16-36 kg) and X-heavy (black 20-45 kg) tension.

  • The resistance bands are suitable for full body workout and any level of fitness.

  • The brand offers individual colour bands as well and light, medium, and pro sets. So, you get many of options to choose from.

  • The pull-up straps improve flexibility, promotes better posture and provides more vitality in everyday life. 

  • The bands have been intensively and extensively tested by the ActiveVikings team for their functionality and durability.

  • You can use it at home, office, park, beach, gym.

  • It has an ingenious stretch length with 220% stretch. This is quite a number for a fabric band as a fabric band doesn’t stretch as much as a latex or rubber band.

  • You can wash it in cold water.

6.3 Via Fortis Premium fitness bands

  • If you are looking for the same thing as above but in latex material, then this is your go-to resistance band.

  • Our review is for the set of four bands that cover a large range of tension. It consists of ultra-light (red; 4-12 kg), light (black; 7-24 kg), medium (purple; 16-36 kg), and strong (green; 23-54 kg). The last band that is not part of this set is an extra-strong blue band with a 29-80 kg tension level.

  • However, the brand also provides a set of three bands, five bands, and individual colour bands.

  • Due to the variety of resistance level, the set is suitable for everyone for light to heavy exercises. However, for solid help with pull-ups and muscle-ups, we would recommend buying the extra strong blue band as well.

  • It is a lightweight, flexible and portable resistance band.

  • The 100% natural latex let it withstand stress for years and makes it stretchable.

  • The band set comes with a carrying bag and door buckle.

  • If you are looking for the same thing as above but in latex material, then this is your go-to resistance band.

  • Our review is for the set of four bands that cover a large range of tension. It consists of ultra-light (red; 4-12 kg), light (black; 7-24 kg), medium (purple; 16-36 kg), and strong (green; 23-54 kg). The last band that is not part of this set is an extra-strong blue band with a 29-80 kg tension level.

  • However, the brand also provides a set of three bands, five bands, and individual colour bands.

  • Due to the variety of resistance level, the set is suitable for everyone for light to heavy exercises. However, for solid help with pull-ups and muscle-ups, we would recommend buying the extra strong blue band as well.

  • It is a lightweight, flexible and portable resistance band.

  • The 100% natural latex let it withstand stress for years and makes it stretchable.

  • The band set comes with a carrying bag and door buckle.

6.4 ERUW Resistance Bands Pieces

  • If you need a set of three at a reasonable price, then this is for you.

  • It consists of pink, purple, and blue fitness bands. The continuous loop measures 1.5 m, 1.8 m, and 2m, respectively. Whereas the tension level is 8-10 kg, 10-12 kg and 12-15 kg, respectively.

  • The tension level of up to 15 kg makes the set suitable for beginners and those who had any injury.

  • You can use it for warm-up exercise and alike. In other words, heavy and extensive exercises should not be done using this set of bands.

  • You can also use them for physical therapy, rehabilitation, and to increase flexibility & stability.

  • The exercise bands are lightweight and portable.

  • The bands are 15 cm wide.

  • A door buckle also comes with the set to allow you to perform more exercises.

  • If you need a set of three at a reasonable price, then this is for you.

  • It consists of pink, purple, and blue fitness bands. The continuous loop measures 1.5 m, 1.8 m, and 2m, respectively. Whereas the tension level is 8-10 kg, 10-12 kg and 12-15 kg, respectively.

  • The tension level of up to 15 kg makes the set suitable for beginners and those who had any injury.

  • You can use it for warm-up exercise and alike. In other words, heavy and extensive exercises should not be done using this set of bands.

  • You can also use them for physical therapy, rehabilitation, and to increase flexibility & stability.

  • The exercise bands are lightweight and portable.

  • The bands are 15 cm wide.

  • A door buckle also comes with the set to allow you to perform more exercises.

6.5 DISUPPO Resistance Bands 3 Sets

  • This is a set of three mini resistance bands.

  • It consists of light (lake blue; 15-25 lbs), medium (pink; 25-35 lbs), heavy (purple; 40-50 lbs) resistance bands. They are suitable for beginners, intermediate and athletes respectively.

  • The manufacturers say that resistance varies fabric wise and not band size-wise. All three bands are of equal size, i.e. 35 cm.

  • The bands are best suited for lower body exercises. However, you can effectively use them for P90x, CrossFit, yoga, pilates and hot yoga workouts as well.

  • The booty bands are lightweight and space-efficient. You can store them at any place and carry them easily. The storage bag it comes with makes your carrying job easier.

  • This set comes with 30 days money-back guarantee and 12 months replacement warranty.

  • This is a set of three mini resistance bands.

  • It consists of light (lake blue; 15-25 lbs), medium (pink; 25-35 lbs), heavy (purple; 40-50 lbs) resistance bands. They are suitable for beginners, intermediate and athletes respectively.

  • The manufacturers say that resistance varies fabric wise and not band size-wise. All three bands are of equal size, i.e. 35 cm.

  • The bands are best suited for lower body exercises. However, you can effectively use them for P90x, CrossFit, yoga, pilates and hot yoga workouts as well.

  • The booty bands are lightweight and space-efficient. You can store them at any place and carry them easily. The storage bag it comes with makes your carrying job easier.

  • This set comes with 30 days money-back guarantee and 12 months replacement warranty.

6.6 Insonder Resistance Bands Set

  • This is a set of five mini flat resistance bands.

  • This is one such pick in which you get plenty of options. There is no option to choose a single band. However, you can select from various colours five-band set: yellow set, grey set, pink set, purple set, multicolour, black & blue set.

  • The five colours represent extra light, light, medium, heavy and extra heavy levels. The tension range is 8 kg to 20 kg.

  • They are lightweight. You can carry them anywhere.

  • They can be used for practice at the beach, home, gym, office, park.

  • The bands are 30 cm long and 5 cm wide.

  • They are well suited for lower body exercises, including legs, butt, thighs, hips. However, manufacturers claim that you can also use the bands for other exercises programs as well such as yoga, pilates, stretching, Crossfit, fitness, insanity, Zumba, P90X.

  • This is a set of five mini flat resistance bands.

  • This is one such pick in which you get plenty of options. There is no option to choose a single band. However, you can select from various colours five-band set: yellow set, grey set, pink set, purple set, multicolour, black & blue set.

  • The five colours represent extra light, light, medium, heavy and extra heavy levels. The tension range is 8 kg to 20 kg.

  • They are lightweight. You can carry them anywhere.

  • They can be used for practice at the beach, home, gym, office, park.

  • The bands are 30 cm long and 5 cm wide.

  • They are well suited for lower body exercises, including legs, butt, thighs, hips. However, manufacturers claim that you can also use the bands for other exercises programs as well such as yoga, pilates, stretching, Crossfit, fitness, insanity, Zumba, P90X.

6.7 Coresteady Resistance Band

  • This is the only band on our list which we chose to give a review for just a single band and not a set.

  • Our review is for the red band (extra light). However, black, purple, green, blue bands are also available, indicating light, medium, heavy, and extra heavy levels.

  • The red colour band has a tension level of 7kg - 15kg.

  • Its length is 208 cm (one continuous loop), width is 1.2 cm, and thickness is 4mm.

  • Due to being extra light, the band is best suited for beginners, elders, and those had suffered any injury. It is also ideal for injury rehabilitation and improved mobility.

  • Stretching and mobility exercises can be done best with a red colour band.

  • The pull-up band helps in increasing your strength and build muscle.

  • It is versatile as it provides a range of training options for all muscle groups.

  • It is lightweight and portable. Use it indoors or outdoors.

  • It is made up of the highest quality, 100% natural latex.

  • This is the only band on our list which we chose to give a review for just a single band and not a set.

  • Our review is for the red band (extra light). However, black, purple, green, blue bands are also available, indicating light, medium, heavy, and extra heavy levels.

  • The red colour band has a tension level of 7kg - 15kg.

  • Its length is 208 cm (one continuous loop), width is 1.2 cm, and thickness is 4mm.

  • Due to being extra light, the band is best suited for beginners, elders, and those had suffered any injury. It is also ideal for injury rehabilitation and improved mobility.

  • Stretching and mobility exercises can be done best with a red colour band.

  • The pull-up band helps in increasing your strength and build muscle.

  • It is versatile as it provides a range of training options for all muscle groups.

  • It is lightweight and portable. Use it indoors or outdoors.

  • It is made up of the highest quality, 100% natural latex.