Choosing the right bands

Resistance Bands, we've all seen them around the gym or know someone that swears by them but everyone has a different opinion as to what you should get. It doesn't help if you've never used them before because you don't know what to expect and there are so many choices, so which one do you get? 

The Short Answer - What Is Your Goal?  

The word "goal' gets thrown around a lot these days and there are a million meanings for the word, but let's go with the simplest, most practical definition of the word - What do you want the bands to help you achieve? 

  • A quick basic home workout to keep healthy and active?
  • A temporary fix if you're not able to go to the gym?
  • Shift to a home gym setup and really push to build or tone muscle? 
  • All/none of the above?

The answer will help to guide you in which resistance band/s are the right match for what you want to get out of them.

Let's go through a few of the above scenarios and hopefully by the end of it, you'll have a much better idea of what bands you need (don't worry we're always here in case you need any further help)

Don't want to read through the whole article? Here's a quick guide! (scroll across)

Goal Guys Girls
A quick basic home workout to keep healthy and active?

HomeProGym Stackable Band Set

 HomeProGym Mini Band Set

HomeProGym Stackable Band Set

HomeProGym Booty Bands

A temporary fix if you're not able to go to the gym?

 HomeProGym Stackable Band Set

 HomeProGym High Resistance Bands

HomeProGym Stackable Band Set

HomeProGym Body Bands

Or a shift to a home gym setup and really push to build or tone muscle?

HomeProGym Stackable Band Set

HomeProGym High Resistance Bands

HomeProGym Travel Dumbbells

HomeProGym Stackable Band Set

HomeProGym Body Bands

HomeProGym Booty Bands

All/none of the above?  HomeProGym Stackable Band Set HomeProGym Stackable Band Set

 

1. A quick basic home workout to keep healthy and active?

So for a quick basic home workout, ideally you'll need a range of resistance available to be able to target both smaller and larger muscle groups, but you're not looking to become the next Arnold Schwarzenegger or Ronnie Coleman so the resistance levels don't have to be sky high. You also need a range of accessories like handles and ankle straps to make it as versatile as possible so you can complete a range of different exercises with different muscle groups. 

Our recommendation -  HomeProGym Stackable Band Set

Why? The set allows you to choose from a variety of different resistance levels, ranging from 10lbs (4.5kg) to 50lbs (22.7kg) in 10lb (4.5kg) increments, and any combination of those bands to reach a total of 150lbs (70kg) of resistance. The set comes with handles and ankle straps making it incredibly versatile and easy to exercise most major muscle groups. Throw in a mini band set or booty band set to help target areas such as your glutes which are easier with a loop type band. 

 Also Consider -

Guys - HomeProGym Mini Band Set'

Girls - HomeProGym Booty Bands

 

2. A temporary fix if you're not able to go to the gym?

 This depends on what you were doing at gym and what you would like to achieve at home. Do you want to keep up just a general level of exercise similar to a light gym session on top of your usual cardio workout? Were you smashing some serious weights at gym and now just don't want to lose any gains you've made during the time you're away from the gym? Or somewhere in between? 

For general level of fitness/exercise and light gym work, our recommendation

Guys & Girls - HomeProGym Stackable Band Set

 

Why? The set allows you to choose from a variety of different resistance levels, ranging from 10lbs (4.5kg) to 50lbs (22.7kg) in 10lb (4.5kg) increments, and any combination of those bands to reach a total of 150lbs (70kg) of resistance. The set comes with handles and ankle straps making it incredibly versatile and easy to exercise most major muscle groups.

 

For gaining and keeping muscle, our recommendation

Guys - HomeProGym High Resistance Set

Why? Simple principle of progressive muscle overload! You need to progressively add more and more resistance as you train to continue to build and strengthen muscle. The High Resistance Band set features a range of higher resistance bands including 5-15 lbs (2.2-7 kg),10-35 lbs (4.5-16 kg), 75-120 lbs (34-54 kg) & 120-175 lbs (54-79 kg). The set also features a door anchor and a set of handles to ensure that you can use the set for a variety of larger muscle groups such as your back and legs which would usually require higher resistance to build muscle. 

 

Why? Like the High Resistance Band Set, the Body Bands provide a higher resistance combined with a longer more versatile fabric band. The fabric bands are comfortable and have an anti-slip layer, which allows you to add resistance to exercises for bigger muscle groups like your hips and legs (i.e. squats, lunges etc.). The Body Bands come in a range of three levels of resistance, Light (25lbs/11kg), Medium (40lbs/18kg) & Heavy (55lbs/25kg). 

 

3. Or a shift to a home gym setup and really push to build or tone muscle?

Gyms often have specific machines that target specific muscle groups, and while you can still use some machines for multiple muscle groups, having the right tool for the job certainly makes a difference. Shifting to a home gym setup is no different, and requires a variety of equipment to target specific muscle groups. We generally recommend more than one piece of equipment, and as such, we have have setup a variety of different bundles with massive discounts to help make the process easier. We think home/travel gyms are the future and really want to make these accessible to everyone and make them easy to use.

Take a look at our bundles on each product page to see more! 

 

3. All/none of the above? 

Are you hesitant to try out resistance bands because you're not really sure if they actually work? Many people feel the same and we understand the skepticism, I mean how can I get fit or gain muscle with a flimsy stretchy band? Well nothing ventured, nothing gained we say! The stackable band set is the most easy to use, the most versatile and a great introduction into what resistance bands are all about.