So yesterday I posted a workout with some resistance bands and today I figured I’d give you a little review of the resistance bands. The resistance bands are from 212 fitness products and I received them for free in exchange for an honest review. I did a video review which you can see below, or check out my YouTube channel.
The bands come in a carry bag which is great. Keeps the bands all together, and as you can see they don’t take up much room making them great for workouts at home. Especially if you’re doing workouts like P90X, these take up way less space than dumbbells.
The resistance bands are all the same length, and there are five in varying resistance strengths. The yellow is the easiest, followed by green, red, blue and the hardest being the black. The great thing is you can use multiple bands on the handles so you have a lot of variance for resistance and lots of room to grow with the set.
The door anchor works great! I love that this comes with the set, because these little things can be expensive. I remember buying one for my TRX and it was $10 because it wasn’t included in the set. The door anchor gives you the opportunity to anchor the tubing and work against external resistance. Making things like a row, chest press and lat pull downs available. This little tool really opens up a whole world of new exercises!
I’ve had fixed resistance bands before where the handle is attached to the band, which is pretty limiting. Having these be adjustable is awesome! Being able to put multiple bands on the handles makes switching the resistance easy, and gives you a wide variance of resistance strengths. The other thing I LOVED was being able to put ONE band on ONE handle for isolation work. If you’ve doing CXworx you’ll be familiar with rotational work for the core using bands and having ONE handle on one tube under the foot makes this super easy! (see video for more info!)
If there was one downside to the set it’s the ankle cuffs, they were just too large. The webbing may soften over time but the strap around the ankle moved and rubbed too much to make the leg exercises effective. If they were more snug and fitted they be more useful. More velcro was required for my small frame. This was made for someone twice my size.
Honestly if you workout at home, are short on space or just want to add some variety to your workout you cannot go wrong with a resistance band set. The constant tension they have is the best, superior to dumbbells in many ways that everyone using dumbbells should be training with these in addition to dumbbells. If you travel these are perfect for strength workout on the go. Not only that but they are perfect for strength training on a budget, these add a LOT of resistance up to 75lbs per handle according to the manufacturer (total of 150lbs!) imagine buying individual dumbbells for that resistance? You can buy the adjustable dumbbells sure but those suckers take up a lot of room, and you are limited to the exercises you can do because there is no way to add an external anchor for pull downs etc.
In all I loved this resistance band set from 212 fitness products, and I’d definitely recommend them.