Resistance bands. These things have gone in and out of ‘fitness fashion’ but for me they remain a staple in the training of not only my clients but also myself. The benefits of using bands over free weights like dumbbells is that bands provide continuous resistance. With dumbbells there is going to be a limited range of weighted movement, bands don’t have that limitation. The resistance is varied and constant, which is why I find them useful. Plus they can be a part of a really challenging workout when used correctly. After my last resistance band review, the folks at NeeBooFit asked if I would be interested in receiving their therapy bands for free in exchange for a review and I said a big YES!
The NeeBooFit therapy bands are flat latex strips 6 inches wide and 6 feet long, this makes them a little longer than other therapy bands that are usually only 5 feet so that makes these a little more versatile. In the video review you’ll see that they come in their own little carry bag which as a personal trainer I really like. Helps to keep equipment together and I can grab whichever bag I need, rather than hunting around for specific items. Inside the bag are four bands of varying resistance and a door anchor.
The door anchor is a nice addition to the set and is a quality product too. Really keeps the anchor secure on the door frame. The addition of the door anchor opens up the possibilities of using external anchoring for pulling and pushing movements like a chest press, row, lat pull down and more. The great thing about the Therapy Bands from NeeBooFit is that it comes with multiple product options. If you just need a light resistance set you can order just the two lightweight ones, or if you are stronger and just need the heavy ones then you can order just the two heavyweight bands. The complete set is by far better value though and I definitely recommend that as you can use multiple bands together for increased resistance (as long as you can hold them).
I’ve used these with clients, as well as for my own workout and they are awesome! Clients love working with the constant resistance, plus they are a great way to work the muscles of the back at home without big bulky dumbbells. One set of these will hit all the muscles of the body, BOOM, done! I love that they take up barely any room at all too. I’m all for finding what works for YOU for your workouts and on vacation or travelling, say if you were going to IDEA world fitness convention or Blogfest later this month, then putting these in your case takes up barely more room than an iPhone! If you workout at home, have a home gym, looking for mobility work, injury rehab and just plain FUN workouts these are a great addition to your fitness routine.
**Disclosure: I received this product for free in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own.