Different type of resistance bands

Updated on : 16/09/2020

There is different types of resistance bands available in market. First you need to decide which type is best for your need.

6 different types of resistance bands

There is different types of resistance bands available in market. First you need to decide which type is best for your need.

  • Resistance band tubes.
  • Resistance band mini loop.
  • Non loop resistance bands
  • Heavy assist resistance band loop (for pull up, chin up & more)
  • Figure 8 bands
  • O ring resistance band

After choosing one of above option, we can look for different resistance levels. You can buy as a set of loops or as a single one. Following are some standard color codes, representing different resistance levels.

  • Yellow -Extra light.
  • Red – Light
  • Green – Medium
  • Blue – heavy
  • Black – Extra heavy

Resistance band tubes.

These are available as a groups of tubes or single tube. Usually domes with handles on both endes for smooth handling.

Features

Tubular shaped rubber bands.
Handles on both sides.
Can mimic gym machines

List of some of the best good tubes to buy in India(Will be added soon).

Resistance band mini loop.

These are mini resistance band loops, length around 30 cms, width around 5 cms. Widely used for assisting in yoga poses, stretching etc.

Features

Smaller, thinner & wider.
Best for stretching.

Non loop resistance bands

Non loop resistance bands are similar to Mini loops but it is not a loop. Usually around 1 meter long. Can be used for more varieties of stretching & yoga exercises.These are also used as therapy bands.

Features

Very long and thin LIGHT THERAPY resistance bands

Free ends – No handles

Heavy assist resistance band loop (for pull up, chin up & more)

These are the most widely used resistance bands. Therefore usually when people say Resistance band, they mean this one. This is both thick and long at the same time. So it can be used for heavy workouts & also for assisting in other workouts.

Features

Thicker and longer than other type of bands

Very strong and durable.

Best for heavy workout and stretching

Figure 8 bands

Best used for pushing & pulling exercise

Features

Shape like number 8

Best for focused ecercices.

Tube type band with handles.

O ring resistance band

features

Similar to mini resistance band
This is a single loop with handles.
Best for arm stretching


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