Mini Resistance Band Details
Maximise workout intensity or make difficult exercises more achievable with Fitstream Resistance Bands.
Resistance bands allow you to build explosive strength, power and speed by securing the bands to barbells, dumbbells and machines to provide progressive resistance for traditional exercises such as squats or benchpress.
These heavy duty workout bands can also be used for general strength training, bodyweight training assistance (such as assisted pull-ups, assisted dips) powerlifting, stretching, and ballistic running drills.
Fitstream resistance bands are available in five different resistance levels determined by band thickness and width. These are premium quality strength and fitness bands, 41” long, made of latex rubber and constructed in layers to prevent breakage.
Band Width Length Resistance Mini Resistance Band (purple) 1/2 inch 41 inches 5-35 lbs Super-Mini Resistance Band (Red) 13/16 inch 41 inches 10-50 lbs Small Resistance Band (Blue) 1 1/8 inches 41 inches 25-80 lbs Medium Resistance Band (Green) 1 3/4 inches 41 inches 50-120 lbs Large Resistance Band (Black) 2 1/2 inches 41 inches 60-150 lbs
Product Information: Fitstream Resistance Bands
The Fitstream Resistance Band is a premium quality strength and fitness band, 41” in length and made of latex rubber. They are constructed in layers to ensure durability and comes with a one year defect warranty.
- 41 inches long resistance latex loop
- 5-150 lbs resistance level depending on band selected.
- One year warranty
- Fitstream logo
Which resistance band do I need?
Fitstream bands are available in 5 different resistance levels. Your choice of band will depend on your fitness level and how you intend to use it but shown below are some general guidelines for band selection.
Band Guides for resistance band use Mini Resistance Band (purple, 5-35 lbs Resistance)
Super-Mini Resistance Band (red 10-50 lbs resistance)
These bands are best for general training and fitness, rehabilitation, stretching, jumping, speed training, aerobics and great for adding resistance to weight training exercises.
A good choice for relatively light weight lifters or beginners who want to add intensity to their workouts without adding additional weight.
Advanced lifters can use these bands to add considerable resistance to bicep and triceps exercises.
Small Resistance Band (blue 25-80 lbs resistance)
Medium Resistance Band (green 50-120 lbs resistance)
The small and medium fitness bands are excellent for stronger bench pressers and exercises involving the lower body, calves, quads, hamstrings and glutes. Large Resistance Band (black 60-150 lbs resistance)
The large band is used by very strong, heavy weights. It adds serious resistance to squats, deadlifts, leg presses and shrugs and can also be used for explosive pulls and resisted stationary running.
How can I use resistance bands?
Heavy duty resistance bands have been gaining in popularity for their low cost and extremely flexible way they can be integrated into all forms of your training.
Once favoured for powerlifting, weightlifting and weight training to add increasing tension throughout lifts these bands are now finding their way into all manner of training. Here are just some of the ways they're being used -
- Weight training
- Bodyweight assistance exercises
- Speed and agility training
- Plyometrics / jumping
- Stretching and warm-up routines
- Flexibility exercises
- General conditioning
- Ring training
- Kettlebell training
Resistance bands are a great way to add intensity to traditional weight training exercises and develop explosive power, speed and strength.
Simply attach the resistance bands to your bars or dumbells and secure the other end in place using weight plates, or the bench frame.
As the band is stretched an increasing amount of resistance is applied to the movement (typically at the part of the exercise which is easiest).
This approach can be used for many exercises such as bench presses, squats, deadlifts, leg presses and shrug exercises.
Resistance bands are also the perfect accessory for assisted pull-ups, dips and muscle-ups and to help you on your way to achieving advanced bodyweight exercises assistance-free such as front and back levers, the iron cross and planches.
The video below demonstrates how resistance bands can be used when dipping to make the exercise easier (for those that aren't quite strong enough yet or want an extra few reps out the set) and also how to make the dip harder (for those who've out grown their own bodyweight and looking for that extra intensity to the exercise).
Gymnastic ring training is a notoriously challenging form of bodyweight exercise. You can use resistance bands with your gymnastics rings for assistance (or additional intensity if you're very strong!) whilst building the requisite strength for exercises such as ring pull-ups, or the muscle-up.
Simply choke the bands around the ring and pull tight to secure, as pictured above. You can place your knee(s) into the band to help learn ring pull-ups for example.
For more information on heavy duty resistance band training please see the Fitstream articles on resistance bands for fitness or contact us at admin@Fitstream.com.
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Overall customer rating for Mini Resistance Band
Having received this last week I was pleased with the quality, especially as it was cheaper than other brands of resistance bands (of which there seems to be very few companies selling in the UK). Have already started using it with some of my athletes, this level of resistance is particularly useful when correcting squat technique where the knees buckle in (a sign the glutes aren't firing enough), just double up and loop just above the knee and use in warm-up sets. Will be ordering more levels of resistance for my other exercises.
I bought one of these months ago, FS was the first site I'd stumbled across, and I was buying other stuff anyway, so at the time I thought nothing of it. Only now that I've gotten around to getting more have I realised the ammount of crap out there. I've been tugging away at the FS band for months with reckless abandon and it's as good as new. Stetches as far as I can pull it. As Poliquin says, you only pay for quality once. Very durable. Nobody likes their rubber splitting...
Great product (though I won't comment on the S&H fees..)
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