Until recently, I only owned long resistance bands, the kind that you step on in the center of the band. So, when PhantomFit offered the chance to try its Resistance Loop Bands, I was eager to give them a chance. The bands look like giant rubber bands and come in four different colors, according to resistance level, which range between light and extra-heavy.
The things I like the best about the loop bands include:
- I can workout while sitting or standing
- They're fun to use. (I like experimenting to see how I can modify different exercises.)
- They're simple to use.
- The latex is strong.
- I can use multiple bands at once, if needed.
- You can use the bands to work out different areas of the body, including the back, shoulders, legs, bum and arms.
- PhantomFit will replace a band if it snaps and breaks.
- The bands feel uncomfortable when the edges roll.
- The bands feel uncomfortable at the higher resistance levels. (I think they should be wider.)
- The bands are difficult to store in the included bag.
Resistance Band Exercises
- Fitness Magazine: Six resistance band exercises with videos.
- Fitnessista: Leg workouts
- American Council on Exercise: Whole-Body Exercise Band Workout (PDF; printable)
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