Power Resistance Bands

Resistance Bands are lightweight and easy to pack and carry – the ideal mobile workout apparatus, they are available in a wide range of resistance levels.

lj-17189Resistance bands are used for many fitness training programmes and are not just for powerlifting and weightlifting. Each band is 41″ long and they can be used for:

  • Speed and agility training
  • Jumping
  • Plyometrics
  • Aerobics
  • Stretching
  • Flexibility exercises
  • General conditioning
  • Rehabilitation

We offer six different resistance levels, accommodating a wide range of needs.  Here is a very general guide for resistance band use but please be aware trial and error may be necessary to find the band best suited to your particular fitness level and usage:

Mini (Red) and Power-mini Bands (Black)
Ideal for general conditioning, rehabilitation, stretching, jumping, speed training, aerobics, and for lifters as assistance for the upper body to increase the resistance for biceps and triceps. Either of these bands are good for beginners and light weightlifters. Both can be used to safely increase the intensity of a workout without adding additional weights to a bar. For the stronger lifter, they will add considerable resistance to bicep and tricep exercises.

Light (Purple) and Average Bands (Green)
Ideal for stronger benchers, and with exercises involving the lower body, calves, quads, hamstring and glutes.

Strong (Blue) and Super (Orange)
Usually used for obtaining maximum resistance with squats, deadlifts, leg presses and shrugs.

The table provides the approximate resistances for each band:

ColourSize (mm)Resistance (kg)
Red - Mini2080 x 4.5 x 132-12
Black - Power Mini2080 x 4.5 x 214-16
Purple - Light2080 x 4.5 x 296-22
Green - Average2080 x 4.5 x 4510-25
Blue - Stronger2080 x 4.5 x 6414-36
Orange - Super2080 x 4.5 x 8318=45

Resistance bands have gained popularity in the fitness world during the last decade as researchers began to uncover their benefits over traditional weight training.

Why are bands so popular?

Similar to weight training, resistance band training is designed to increase and tone muscle mass. Unlike free weights, elastic bands do not create momentum. Momentum is the culprit of many injuries – the weight keeps moving, but the ligaments and tendons do not. Free weights are bound by the law of gravity and therefore only supply a downward force; over time this takes a toll on your joints. The resistance offered by the bands is created through their elasticity, generating a force from a variety of angles that strengthens your muscles while liberating your joints from the downward force of gravity.

Your muscles operate in a similar manner to the bands. As you contract your muscles, they become shorter and more powerful. The bands operate much in the same way; the tension increases the more you stretch them, offering a continuum of resistance. Once the band is stretched—when your muscles are contracted—the force of the resistance you are opposing is greatest. Hence, resistance bands are a perfect complement to the way your muscles naturally work.

Elastic bands provide variable isotonic exercises, meaning the resistance gradually changes throughout the range of motion. So, in addition to being safer and easier on your joints than traditional weights, the bands are arguably more effective at customizing each exercise as well. Resistance band techniques are geared towards functional training, which enhances normal body movements instead of isolating one muscle at a time.

  • Lighter than free-weights; if you drop a band on yourself, you’ll barely feel a thing.
  • Easy to use for youth, seniors and people with disabilities.
  • Economical, costing less than monthly gym membership fees.
  • Manoeuvrable, so you can easily control the resistance.
  • Portable, allowing you to workout anytime and anywhere.
  • Effective, increase muscle strength and decrease body fat.