Resistance Bands offer an affordable and effective workout solution if you want to work out at home. They can be a replacement for dumbbells for some exercises but not all of them. If you much rather prefer dumbbells over the bands, you can look at our review of some of the best dumbbell sets out there. If you have never used resistance bands before you should consider it as a workout option if you want to perform basic exercises at home. Some of them come with a small workout plan showing you how you can use them to accomplish various exercises, but even if they don’t, you can look for plenty of workout routines online. You usually get the bands in a set, which come in varying resistances for intensive training. Here are some of the best resistance bands out there.
1. WODFitters Extra Durable Pull-Up Assist Bands
When it comes to resistance bands, you are probably not going to find much better than the WODFitters Pull Up Assist Band, Stretch Resistance Band. This set of resistance bands costs less than $30, which is quite cheap considering its quality and effectiveness. You can choose between various sets of bands, each with different levels of resistances. Apart from just the changes in resistances, they also vary in color so you can easily identify them if you plan on purchasing multiple sets of resistance bands. There is a guide on finding the right resistance band for you which you can use to purchase the ones most appropriate to you. When you purchase the bands, you will receive a free eBook which explains how to use the bands in your workouts. What makes this product really great is the satisfaction guarantee that you get with WODFitters without any questions asked if you are unsatisfied with the product.
2. Serious Steel Assisted Resistance & Stretch Band
Serious Steel is a well-known name associated with fitness related equipment. There are six different bands to choose from, each having their own resistance levels. What is attractive with this product is that it is quite cheap, even if you are purchasing the highest resistance level. The bands are all color coded appropriately to help you identify the resistance level of the bands if you plan on purchasing multiple bands. The bands can be used for all kinds of workouts, including strength training. However, it may not be suited if you are an advanced bodybuilder due to the limitations in resistance levels and the number of workouts that you can do with them. It is highly recommended for pull-ups and there is a guide which can choose the right one for you if you plan on buying them as a pull-up assistant. You will receive a free e-book with each purchase to help you with using them with your workouts.
3. Black Mountain Products Resistance Band
Black Mountain is another brand that we highly recommend for your resistance band needs. There are five different resistance level bands that you get when you purchase the bands. The best part about this product is that you all the resistance level bands when you purchase it, compared to the single band which you get with most other resistance bands. The drawback lies in the fact that the bands are quite limited in resistance levels, with the maximum being only 30lbs. However, if you are just starting to work out, we highly recommend you purchase this set due to the value for money that you get. The bands are quite different to most other bands out there as they come with a metal clip on the ends of the band which can help with gripping them better. Apart from this, they may serve as ankle straps as well, making it easier to use them. Moreover, you will get a lifetime warranty with the product as well.
4. FlintFit Resistance Bands
This is another product which comes in a set, rather than a single band. The set costs less than $30, but it is quite worth the price due to the number of items you get with the set. This set of bands have a maximum resistance of 30lbs, however, you can combine them together to get a total resistance of 75lbs. This might still be insufficient if you are looking to use them for strength training, but it should be sufficient if you are an absolute beginner or looking to tone. The straps have a foam grip allowing you to comfortably grip them when you work out. There are attachable soft grip handles that come with the set as well. You can use these handles to vary your exercise. There are also ankle straps that come with the set which allows you to easily attach the other ends to your ankles. You also get a gym bag with the set, giving it an incredible value for money. You can also use the door anchor which allows you to clip the bands onto the door using the metal clips provided.
5. Limm Exercise Resistance Loop Bands
This is another affordable resistance band set that you can purchase, which gives you your money’s worth. The set would typically cost you around $35 to purchase, but you can get it for less than $10 when it goes on sale. There are five different bands that you get with the set, each with their own resistance levels and also colors. This is great for working out your arms, legs, back and glutes with ease due to the various exercises that you can perform with them. The straps are all 12 inches in length but can be stretched to increase its length even further. The only real drawback that we found with the product is that there are no ankle clips or other accessories to improve the grip when using the product. But considering how cheap it is, this would be just knit picking. You do get a travel bag with the product so you can keep all the bands in the bag and take it with you wherever you go.
6. Fit Simplify Resistance Loop Exercise
This product is quite similar to the product we featured previously by Limm, in that they are resistance loop bands as well. The product costs close to $50, but you do get additional items with this product apart from just the bands. There are five different bands you get, each with their own resistance levels and colors. The bands are made of a high-quality Thermoplastic Elastomer, which can stretch without breaking. You will get a carrying bag with the product which should serve as a convenience in taking the bands with you wherever you go. Apart from just using them for endurance training, you can also perform strength training exercises which may be quite effective if you are an absolute beginner. What we really liked about this product is that you not only get an EBook with it, but you also get access to an online video workout, which should be more effective in guiding you how to use the bands.
7. Phantom Fit Resistance Loop Bands
Phantom Fit is another well-reputed company that manufactures fitness related gear. This product also comes in a set, rather than you having to purchase the bands separately. The set includes four different bands which are clearly labeled and color coded as well. The bands can be used to work out all your body parts for a complete, full body workout. The bands are made of a high-quality latex material that is quite resistant to snapping no matter how much you stretch them. Phantom Fit gives you are replacement warranty with the product in the extremely rare case that it does snap. The set comes included with a carrying case, which you can use to keep the bands in. There is some workout music that you can get access to, which could help you with motivation while working out. The set costs less than $40, which is quite cheap, considering that you are getting four bands.
8. Starwood Sports Exercise Resistance Loop Bands
This is another set of resistance bands which uses loops for gripping. The set comes with four bands, all of which are color coded per the level of resistances that they offer. The bands can be combined if you want a higher resistance level with your workout. The bands can be used to work out your entire body, including your arms, legs, back, hips and shoulders. The bands are suitable to use with most workout programs such as P90x and CrossFit. Another good feature about these bands is that they are made of high quality and offer great durability. There is a carry bag that comes with the set, allowing you to carry the bands wherever you go, which should be a convenience. What makes this product worth its price is the face that you get a lifetime warranty with the product when you purchase it. Apart from this, Starwood gives you a satisfaction guarantee as well.