All of a sudden, training at home has become incredibly important. Resistance bands are one of the best ways to get an excellent workout while on a budget. In this article, we will take a look at Amazon’s top resistance bands and help you to decide which bands are best for you.
We will be focussing on resistance bands for men and will be looking in particular at resistance bands for building strength. Through this we will look at both suspension trainers as well as the best resistance bands.
When most people think of resistance bands, the following budget resistance bands are usually what comes to mind. People use these resistance bands to build muscle and to warm up before heavy resistance work.
What is so good about Limm resistance bands is how durable they are, usually at this price you can immediately tell that they won’t last the month. But Limm’s products are hardwearing and thanks to the 100% latex material, they will stay clean and hygienic throughout their use.
Limm offer five different resistance levels, and they are all color-coded. They start at extra-light (yellow), light (green), medium (blue), heavy (red), and they finish off with extra-heavy (black). Though they also offer a set in varying shades of pink (for the gentleman who has no fear).
The bands also come with a home workouts book, as well as a printable fitness planner and workout guide. Everything you could ever need to get started immediately.
Compared to Limm, the Valeo 4-ft long stretch exercise resistance bands are definitely budget friendly. They may not be as polished as the Limms, they may not come with as many “perks”. But these resistance bands do exactly what is required of them. They are some of the best resistance bands for 2020, and they can be bought at a terrific price.
We have looked at two of the best resistance bands for workouts on Amazon, now we’re going to turn our attention to a different form of resistance band. A suspension trainer. Most people have heard of the TRX, an excellent suspension trainer that really kicked things off for the suspension trainer market. But TRX is not the only suspension trainer out there. There are other, equally good suspension trainers out there, which offer different benefits and features. Here are a few of them.
The feature that makes the Lifeline Jungle Gym suspension trainer stand out from the crowd would have to be the handles. They are really cleverly designed and are easy to grip with your hands or place your feet in securely. Another cool feature is the split anchor design, which allows you to change the angle of force for different exercises.
What’s really cool about Clothink bodyweight resistance straps is the amount of extras you get with your purchase. A door anchor, a wall ceiling mount, extension straps, and an elastic resistance band. These resistance straps are incredibly durable, able to handle 600lbs of bodyweight, and the handles are very durable.
The original, number one suspension trainer. Yes, it is expensive compared to some on this list, but there is a reason why it is number one. The TRX is beautiful to look at, but combines aesthetics with durability, and comfort. The only downside to the TRX is that the handles are not as great as some.
The straps from Prism Fitness are by far the most simplistic. All you get is two separate straps with rather excellent handles. These are fantastic options for anyone who is on a budget and wants a decent set of suspension straps.
This is a very similar set to the Clothink bodyweight resistance straps, but in a different color and with foot ring limiters included. As with the Clothink, these straps are incredibly durable, and can withstand bodyweights of 600lbs.
There are three items on this list that are not quite like the others. Most resistance bands are specifically designed to work as many muscles as possible. That is the point of them! However, the three products on this list are designed specifically for one exercise or one major body part.
Some of the best abdominal exercises around are performed while you are suspended in the air. The RDX ab straps are designed to help you hang off a pull-up bar (or similar structure) and perform some ab exercise variations (hanging leg raises, hanging knee raises). The straps are attached to D-ring steel connectors, which attach the bar. You then place your arms through the straps, and they hold you by your upper arms. They are incredibly well made and can withstand the weights of most well-built men.
These are resistance bands for men who want to really improve the strength in their hips, glutes, and upper legs. Do not let the fact that all of the marketing is aimed at women put you off! Men need to work their legs and glutes as much as women (if not more). These resistance bands are perfect for helping you to do that. They are an ideal warm up before heavy squatting and can make regular bodyweight squats and hip thrusts much more difficult. Perfect for home workouts.
The final item on our list is the Crossover Symmetry Crossover Cords, a shoulder rehab and exercise product that is very popular with professional athletes. There are six different resistances available, with tension ranging from 3lbs to 40lbs. Obviously, which product you pick will depend on your current level of fitness and what you are using them for. If you are using them for rehab then you may require lighter than someone who is using them for resistance training.