resistance band iron cross
Adding resistance to your bodyweight workout can massively up the burn. As you might know, I really like to train with resistance bands to train my iron crosses, planches or even press to handstands. You can also learn to do pull ups if you are a beginner for example.

Resistance bands are great for warming yourself up as well. As a physiotherapist, I always stress the importance of doing your rotator cuff exercises first, before going heavy on other exercises. It’s a great way to warm up those shoulders.

I’ve made a list of exercise bands which I recommend from experience and working with patients and clients for personal training. You might require a different exercise band for different purposes. Whether you are looking for:

  • the best resistance bands for building muscle
  • the best exercise bands for glutes,
  • the best resistance bands for legs
  • the best resistance bands for beginners,


These are my favorites. They range from thin to thick, mild to heavy, and much more.

WEARBANDS FULL SET

wearbands resistance bands

Attach them around your waist, select the band with enough resistance for your needs, start your work-out, and connect both sides to your shoes. They will create even better outcomes and will not restrict your movement. Perfect for every level, beginner to advanced. Also very easy to pack when you are traveling.

Estimated Price: $99

CLX CONSECUTIVE LOOPS RESISTANCE BAND

thera resistance

Hook this around the door handle or anchor it to a door thanks to the loops built into the structure. You can easily do simple moves like knee bends, lunges, or bicep curls and resistance. This is one of the top bands I always recommend to my patients with shoulder and lower back complaints. Also a perfect band for beginners.

Estimated Price: $9

ABCO TECH RESISTANCE BANDS

rehab resistance

Another great band for beginners and if you are injured. If you need a little more support and instructions on which exercises to do, these are quite good. Each has workouts printed on it for you to try. They’re a good solution to enhance flexibility and try some new moves.

Estimated Price: $17

BLACK MOUNTAIN PRODUCTS RESISTANCE BAND SET

black mountain resistance

My personal favorite. From 2 to 38 pounds, add the quantity of resistance you want to your workout. This is the kit I use the most at the moment to enhance advanced movements like the iron cross, planches and handstand presses. Because of the differentiation in weight, it’s very easy to build up those advanced movements. Also, perfect if you are trying to master the pull-up or muscle-up.

Estimated Price: $52

BARRY’S BOOTCAMP BOOTY GROUPS

booty resistance

This one is probably the best resistance band for women that try to grow some thicker glutes.

You understand how these can make your butt burn if you’ve taken the acclaimed fitness course before. Step both legs through the red band, then attach the cuffs. They’re actually quite comfortable.

Estimated Price: $20

PHANTOM FIT RESISTANCE LOOP BAND

phantom fit resistance

Ranging from light to extra heavy, these portable bands are a perfect for vacation or traveling. They can assist you in recruiting muscles, and if you need to progress in movements, it makes it very easy to do. They are high quality and will last quite long.

Estimated Price: $14

FITNESS SOLUTIONS PULL UP BAND

pull up bands

Can’t perform a pull-up? Wrap this four 1-inch band around the bar, put your foot inside I and let it assist in hoisting up your chin over the bar. You ’ll need it less and less. My girlfriend managed to perform her first pull up with this one. Therefore it’s on my list.

Estimated Price: $39

WEIDER RESISTANCE BAND

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It’s a reduced influence solution to add weight to a workout. This one is very basic buy I like the quality and the grips that come with it. You can do many exercises with this one and it’s very easy to take with you everywhere you go. If you are really into bodyweight and adding just a little resistance, this might be a good option for you.

Estimated Price: $13

RAGE FITNESS RESISTANCE BANDS

build muscle resistance bands

These fitness bands are great to build muscle for the ones into bodybuilding. They range from lighter to very strong, which makes it perfect to build some biceps, shoulders, triceps or even legs.

Other than that, because of the strength of these bands, they make it easy to gain flexibility. One of the top bands I use the most.

Estimated Price: $18 - 35