Types Of Resistance Bands: How to Choose?

Resistance bands are a great form of exercise because they allow people to work all muscle groups and joints, including the core. With so many resistance bands available in today's market, it takes time to sort through which one is right for you. This blog post explains some of the most common types of resistance bands and how they are utilized so that you can make an informed decision on which one is perfect for you. 


Resistance bands are mostly made of rubber materials and are mainly used to apply resistance to the body or provide assistance during fitness.

1. Tube bands with handles

These resistance bands look like jump ropes that with a handle on each end. You can use it without time and boundary limitations, or if you need more gym equipment and don't have it and are not a gym member, you generally use it as dumbbells or gym equipment for your workouts.

Just stand on the center of the band and, hold the handle(s), pull one or both at a time towards to a direction.This is the easiest and most efficient way to use this type of tube resistance band. Of course, there’s still a lot of use ways that we can try.

Need to know: tube band resistance ranges from 10 to 50 lbs.

2. Power bands (also called loop bands)

Power bands are large rubber bands with the widest range of weight resistance. Use these bands in physical therapy, add resistance during bodybuilding, or to help improve athletic performance.

Wrap a power band around your feet to assist with exercises like pull-ups. Use a strength band to add extra tension on the barbell when you bench press or squat. Or attach the strength band to a post or rack, or hang it overhead for resistance exercises.

Usually, power resistance bands' level ranges from 5 to 175 lbs.

3. Therapy bands

Therapy resistance bands are longer and offer less resistance than tube or power resistance bands. They consist of a thin piece of rubber up to seven feet long. Although they are not fully looped, you can tie them in a knot.

Using these resistance bands in a therapeutic setting helps rebuild strength after injury, surgery or illness. They provide low-impact exercise to help you regain coordination and balance. Or use a therapy band during Pilates and other types of exercise classes that benefit from a small amount of additional resistance.

A set of therapy bands normally has a resistance between 3 to 10 lbs.

4. Mini bands

Mini resistance bands are smaller versions of power resistance bands, made of rubber or fabric and most often used for lateral lower body exercises. Wrap them around the ankle or just below the knee for high hip tension. The glutes aren't the only thing these bands do. The mini resistance bands are great for shoulder stability and help improve your coordination during handstands.

These bands come in roughly three sizes, light, medium, and heavy, with resistance levels ranging from 5 lbs to 50 lbs.

You can find mini bands in light, medium, and heavy resistance levels from 5 lbs to 50 lbs.

And what about WEGYM smart resistance band?

WEGYM smart resistance band are both tube resistance band with handles and power resistance band. WEGYM Rally X3 Pro has a resistance ranges from 10-110lbs, that means it is suitable for both beginners to proficient. And it's a resistance band set that comes with a wide variety of accessories, including wrist and ankle bands, hand grips, object anchor and door anchor, it's easy to replace all that gym equipment and also used as an auxiliary tool to stimulate deep muscles during workout. 

In addition, WEGYM Rally X3 Pro can also track and analyze your workout data, you can view it directly on the LCD screen. It is also equipped with its own workout APP, which contains 10,000 minutes of professional full-body workouts.

It is equivalent to having a portable gym, you can start your training anytime, anywhere, and you don't have to worry about not knowing how to use it and how to choose the resistance band that suits you.

Suppose you are also interested in applying resistance bands in different training, such as push-up resistance band training, bench press resistance band training, etc., which are also helpful.
Types Of Resistance Bands: How to Choose?
Types Of Resistance Bands: How to Choose?

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