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"I deeply believe that every single tness enthusiast out there needs at least one set of bands to stay injury free and be well prepared for the rigor in their workout, bootcamp, fitness class, or obstacle run. If I would have had the opportunity in my younger years to train with bands, I would never have needed to endure so much pain, surgery, and time off from my athletic pursuits. powerbands are one of the best investments I made in myself and I keep training almost every day with them to keep my body in shape and free of injuries.” Uno Gomes CEO
At Let’s Bands, we want to give more than fitness products to our customers. Our mission is to deliver premium fitness products that are highly versatile, portable, and deliver real fitness results. Dedicated to providing quality and value to consumers, each product comes with industry leading educational content to optimize the users’ knowledge, results, and motivation throughout their fitness and recovery journey.
Originating in the early 20th century, the bands were traditionally made from surgical tubing before progressing to a rehabilitative tool used by physical therapists, chiropractors, and athletic trainers. Today, powerbands are a dependable tool commonly found in both fitness and rehabilitation facilities around the world.
Resistance bands are effective, versatile, affordable, and portable training tools that offer a significant advantage to fitness routines and rehabilitative exercises. Proven to increase strength and stability while burning fat and toning lean muscle, they can be used for a comprehensive, full-body workout that challenges virtually every muscle group in the entire body, anywhere, anytime, and by almost every age and athletic ability range. Powerbands are popular for a number of reasons:
Powerbands are inexpensive to purchase and easy to replace, making them a good fit for any budget.
Adaptable to Multiple Fitness Levels
Whether you’re a beginner, an expert, or a professional athlete, resistance bands are for you. They come in a variety of resistances and can be adjusted to add or decrease intensity to a workout by giving the band more or less slack.
The bands’ diverse functions and range of adaptability make them a versatile tool in any exercise routine to ensure that working out never becomes monotonous.
Since the powerbands weigh almost nothing and take up very little space, these powerbands can be taken wherever its owner goes; they are ideal for those who travel frequently or who don’t have time to run to the gym.
Resistance bands are highly effective in developing muscle tone, increasing strength, and improving overall balance, stability, and coordination in less time. They also maximize body weight exercises.
Use with Familiar Exercises
Powerbands are the perfect addition to many different types of training whether you want to use them with familiar exercises or with the hundreds of Let’s Bands exercise programs.
Your gym in a box
There is no “one size fits all” therefore Let‘s Bands created pre-packaged powerbands sets designed to meet varying physical needs and goals. The color-coded powerbands makes it easy for the user to identify the best fit while the affordable price range gives customers a large variety of resistance bands and levels from which to choose.
When you’re committed to your fitness routine, you depend on your exercise products to help you feel and look better. Let’s Bands brings you these reliable fitness tools with the most effective, safe, and optimally designed powerbands sets on the market. You can depend on these color-coded Let’s Bands powerbands sets to be safe, affordable, and made from highest quality and longest lasting latex rubber and they are tailored to be the most user- friendly and user-adapted workout companions.
Types of resistance bands and distinct features
Look for features such as door attachments, complete sets, mobile apps, and complimentary exercises and workouts. Many packs are sold with resistance band training plans, DVDs, or on- line training programs. Look for these if you are new to resistance bands training. High quality resistance bands sets will come with these extras and use a color-code according to resistance level and intended use.
One thing we have discovered is that the really cheap resistance bands scored very low, particularly on useful life. That is, quality is sacrificed when companies use flimsy materials, and often times, these poorly constructed resistance bands don’t last long. Exercise is the purest form of medicine. You depend on your fitness/exercise products every day to help you look and feel better. Let’s Bands understands this and only offers the most durable, highest quality resistance bands than any other products in the industry.
Understand the different levels of resistance:
Resistance bands are often color-coded to denote varying resistance levels. The resistance level is the amount of tension the band offers to you during an exercise. The four main categories of resistance found in resistance bands are: light, medium, heavy, and extra-heavy. People often graduate to a higher level of resistance as their muscle tone and overall body strength improves through regular workouts.
Light Resistance Bands - Yellow
Light resistance bands are for beginners, elderly users or users who may have suffered an in- jury and need very light resistance. These bands offer about 2.5 to 3.5 kilograms of resistance.
Medium Resistance Bands - Green
At 3.6 to 5.5 kilograms or more of resistance, medium resistance bands are a good all-around choice for a strength-training workout.
Heavy Resistance Bands - Blue
These bands work well for active users who workout regularly. Heavy resistance bands supply 6 kilograms or more of resistance.
Extra-Heavy Resistance Bands - Black
Extra heavy bands are generally reserved for the strongest and most experienced users. These bands can offer over 13 kilograms of resistance during a workout.
Get the right resistance level:
Resistance bands are often sold in sets with different levels of resistance. In general, we recom- mend purchasing different bands and levels of resistance for upper and lower body workouts. Tubes and MAX or Superbands are offered in much heavier resistance than minibands. If you are looking to increase your strength and heavy resistance, then MAX bands are right for you. If you are recovering from injuries or surgery, then the FLEX bands would be the right choice. If you are more focused on lower body exercises and toning, then MINI bands are the perfect choice.
Color-Coded Resistance Bands:
High quality brands use color-codes. The color-code indicates the level of resistance. The color of the band or tubing you use depends on the results you want to achieve with your exercise routine. The lighter resistance levels (yellow/light and green/medium) are good for people starting to exercise for the first time, haven‘t exercised for a longer period of time, or are in the early stages of rehabilitation. Medium levels of resistance (blue/heavy) are good for those starting a strengthening program or increasing muscular endurance. Higher levels of resistance (black/ extra heavy) are for more advanced exercisers who need more resistive weight. Consult with an exercise or healthcare professional to determine which resistance is best for you.
Purchase Different Levels
By purchasing two or more different resistance level, you will have a backup in case you purchased a resistance band that is too easy or too difficult for you to use. You also have the option of making your workout more challenging when one band becomes too easy for you do use. Having two or more bands make your workout more efficient. You can use a heavier resistance band for large muscle groups and a lighter resistance band for smaller muscle groups.
Determining the Right Exercises
Determine if you will use the bands as your primary method of strength training, as a supplement to an already established workout regimen, as a rehabilitative tool after an injury or surgery, or as a tool to prevent a potential injury. If you are considering using bands exclusively, you might need to purchase more than one.
Consider Your Workout
Determine what types of exercises you want to use resistance bands for before purchasing any of them. Tubes are 120cm long with handles, enabling you to perform arm, chest, abdominal and upper / lower-back workouts. Powerbands MINI bands are more for lower body exercises, warm up routines, lower body strength- rehab exercises and prehab routines. The Powerbands MAX are longer 100cm loops. This type of band is recommended for all kind of strength and speed training such as chest presses, rowing, and arm exercises, resistance runs and sprints. FLEX bands can be used for pilates and Yoga workouts, low impact upper- and lower-body exercises as well as, for therapeutical purposes.
If you’re combining different goals, you may consider buying different types of bands to vary your workout arsenal.
When you understand the function and benefits of resistance bands, you will be better prepared to shop for these portable and highly effective exercise tools. Armed with a set of appropriate bands and some recommended exercises, you should soon begin to see improvement in strength, balance, coordination, and muscle tone.
Exercise with resistance bands
Some people may wonder if their resistance bands are challenging them adequately. They may prefer to know exactly how much weight they are lifting, and they might ask themselves if weights or exercise machines would be more rigorous. However, most owners of resistance bands have found them to be effective tools in their exercise regimen. Users generally get excellent results out of their workout when they put enough energy and effort into it. With the right exercise form and the correct resistance level or tension in the band, users‘ muscles will get plenty of exercise. While exactly how much weight or pressure is being applied while using resistance bands vari- es, the results are undeniable after a workout.
Resistance training involves the use of hydraulic tension, free weights, weight machines, or elastic bands to provide resistance performing upper-body, core, or lower-body exercises. Resistance training with resistance bands can be beneficial for individuals of all ages and activity levels. To get the most out of your training, purchase the right size and type of band.
Before exercising, especially if you are using the bands for physical therapy or rehabilitation, you should consult a physio therapist or personal trainer to guide you in developing a safe and effective program. Some brands offer pre-made exercise programs developed in conjunction with healthcare professionals and divided by body and muscle parts.
No pain, no gain is a myth. If you feel sharp pain or joint problems, stop exercising and seek medical attention.
A Powerbands training session has been proven to increase strength, mobility, and function, as well as, reduce joint pain. It also improves physical flexibility, reduces the risk of injury, rehabilitates injuries, improves the functional ability of older adults to perform clean movement patterns and improves athletic performance. Additionally, muscular imbalances and poor posture can be corrected. Powerbands exercises can help activate specific muscles prior to training for more effective results. Rehabilitative exercises and injury prevention exercises can be carried out after speaking with your doctor or physical therapist.
What kinds of exercises can I do with bands?
All kinds of familiar exercises can be done with the resistance bands. They can replace free weights, intensify bodyweight exercises, complement exercise machine routines, and add a va- riety of fresh ways to target specific muscle groups. Due to the flexible degrees of the bands, the intensity and movement form can be controlled.
Resistance Bands vs. Free Weights
Not only does resistance band training offer similar bene ts to free-weight training, but it actually has several advantages that outweigh those of free weights. A workout program using powerbands provides its users a more functional workout with better injury prevention and a greater ability to change muscle emphasis and power development. Additionally, resistance bands are easier and lighter to use.
Both elastic resistance and free-weights have several similar properties: they allow progressive resistance, free range of motion, and variable speed of motion. All three of these properties are critical for the bene fits offered by effective resistance training programs. The latest studies have shown that muscle activity and max load while training with powerbands is similar to free-weight resistance exercise.
However, resistance bands, unlike free weights, do not rely on gravity to provide resistance / force. Both elastic and iso- tonic resistances provide similar strength, curve patterns, similar muscle activation levels, and similar strength gains.
Resistance bands’ beneficial use is more in their functional movement patterns that mimic both everyday activities and sport-specific activities while decreasing the risk of injury.
Resistance Bands versus Bodyweight Workouts
Bodyweight and high-intensity interval training (HIIT), such as Freeletics, is currently all the rage right now because of its huge success. They combine simple exercises, using one’s own bodyweight, with high numbers of repetitions and circuits for powerful workouts. Those who stick to it usually achieve rapid and continuous results.
Adding powerbands to bodyweight routines will bring even greater success in the same amount of time because of the elastic resistance and the constant ten- sion in eccentric and dysenteric parts of the exercises. This results in better range of motion, strength, and more complete stimulation. powerbands bring a fresh level of diversity to exercise routines through their intensive muscle focus. In fact, it is the constant contraction and tension while using powerbands that builds muscle and speeds up fat loss.
Do all exercises with proper posture!
Proper position is essential to help make sure that you do not injure yourself and get the most benefit out of your exercises.
1) You will need to ensure you can stand with your back straight, shoulders and hips aligned and stomach muscles engaged. However, this will vary depending on what type of exercise you‘re doing.
2) You may want to start doing some of your exercises in front of a mirror to help you see whether or not you have the appropriate posture in your exercises.
3) Use slow, steady and controlled movements. This will help ensure you‘re staying in proper alignment and isolates the muscles you‘re targeting.
4) It is the quality of the movement, rather than the quickness with which it is performed, that counts here. Make sure you resist the urge to move quickly upon the return movement, because this works different muscles than the movement away from your body.
5) You never want to rush or push through an exercise to get it done. Your body should move slowly and fluidly, without rapid or jerking motions. After each rep, return to resting position calmly -- a controlled return is just as important as the initial movement for building muscle.
6) Focus on good technique over more resistance. Strong form will help you gain muscle much faster than trying to push through harder weight. Also rest between each type of exercise.
Sign up for a personal trainer.
Although resistance band workouts are becoming more popular in gyms and fitness classes, powerbands can be tricky to figure out how to use. Sign up for a session with a Let’s Bands coach or personal trainer. Not only will they be able to teach you how to use resistance bands, they‘ll also be able to tell you what types of exercises to do with them. Once you have a basic understanding how to use powerbands you also be able to find exercises and workouts online such as www. letsbands.com.
Online/Mobile Training Library
Exclusive for clients
Let’s Bands developed easily accessible exercises, workouts, and routines, for different goals and fitness levels; the goal being to showcase how you can build muscle, burn fat, tone your body, improve your stamina, stretch more effectively, and develop total-body strength. They are accessible online 24/7 from your computer and mobile phone to support our emphasis on anywhere and anytime training.
Our exercises and workouts will put you on the fast track to achieving your training goals. Developed by sports ex- perts and instructed by experienced trainers, the Let’s Bands Online Training Platform offers outstanding quality with regard to learning and per- forming the exercises properly. You have the choice between complete workouts or individual exercises.
Goes with you on any device
If a Let’s Band enthusiast wants to focus on a particular muscle set, they can search in the online library for exercises designed to target specialized areas of the body. Users can even experiment and create their own personalized workout for their body’s speci c needs. For those who may have suffered an injury to one part of their body, exercises can be performed to target other muscles (with a doctor’s permission) using resistance bands while allowing the injured area to heal.
All fitness levels, from beginners to athletes, can find the right exercise anywhere and anytime. The Let’s Bands online training platform houses the largest collection of over 650 exercises, all accessible on the mobile app and through our exercise portal
Let’s Bands developed easily accessible exercises, workouts and routines, for different goals and fitness levels, to showcase how you can build muscle, burn fat, tone your body, improve your stamina, stretch more effectively, and develop total-body strength. Our exercises and workouts will put you on the fast track to achieving your training goals. Developed by sports experts and instructed by experienced trainers, the Let’s Bands training offer outstanding quality with regard to learning and performing the exercises properly. You have the choice between complete workouts or individual exercises.
Our library covers:
General fitness and strength training purposes, Increase of Strength, Stretching, toning, and conditioning of all muscle-groups, Increase in Power, Improvement of Balance and Proprioception • Fall Prevention, Posture Improvement, Decreases in Pain, Increases in Grip Strength, Improves Cardiovascular Fitness, Decreases Disability and Improves Function, Improve your Muscular Endurance, and Strength, Attain Better Posture, Balance, and Body Awareness, Improve your Balance and Flexibility, Active recovery, Physical rehabilitation, Resistance training for postural impairments.
If users want to focus on a particular muscle set, they can search in our online library for exercises designed to target specialized areas of the body. Users can even experiment and create their own personalized workout for their body‘s specific needs. For those who may have suffered an injury to one part of their body, exercises can be done to target other muscles (with a doctor‘s permission) using resistance bands while allowing the injured area to heal. All fitness levels, from beginners to athletes, can find the right exercise anywhere and anytime.
Why do the bands or tubing break and what precautions should I take?
With normal daily use, powerbands should last for many months. However, they won‘t last forever. They may break if stretched beyond 150% elongation, or if they are used with small tears or abrasions. These small tears and abrasions usually occur at the „connection point“ of the powerband or tubing to an attachment device. Using the resistance bands outdoors, on rough surfaces, and/or using for power sprints (and therefore forcing too much elongation on the band) will likely cause breakage. Therefore, always inspect the band or tubing (particularly near the connection) before use. It is recommended to use the Let’s Bands door anchor. Be aware that jewelry, fingernails, and other sharp objects may cause small tears or abrasions. Always protect the eyes during exercise. Do not stretch bands or tubing beyond 1.7 times their resting length (170% elongation).
When should I replace my bands or tubing?
Always inspect your bands or tubing for signs of wear, including small tears, abrasions, or cracks before use. Pay particular attention to the connection points. Always replace the bands or tubing with any sign of wear. With heavy use, such as in a physical therapy session, bands and tubing should be replaced every 1 to 2 months. For personal trainer and gyms, we recommend replacing the bands every 3 to 6 months and between 6 to 10 months for personal use. The pow- erbands and tubes will not last forever and will experience normal wear and tear with extended use. However, they should be safe to use as long as there are no visible signs of wear.
How do I attach powerbands or tubes for exercise?
Always secure the bands or tubing to a sturdy, non-movable object. Use a door anchor to secure the bands or tubing for exercise. It isn‘t advisable to tie the exerciser to a doorknob or to „close“ them in a door; this leads to early breaking and potential injury.
How long can I stretch the bands or tubing?
We don‘t recommend stretching powerbands and tubing beyond 70% elongation (1.7 times res- ting length). The bands and tubing are more susceptible to breaking with greater than 150% elongation.
Are the bands made from latex?
Most powerbands and tubes are made with natural rubber latex, which may cause allergic reac- tions in some people. Seek medical attention at the first sign of allergic reaction.
How do I clean my resistance bands?
Immerse the band or tube in fresh clean water (such as in a sink or under a running faucet). Rub a small amount of mild hand soap over the wet band or tube and then rinse in fresh water. Lay flat to dry, or drape the band or tube over the back of a chair and allow it to thoroughly dry. Once dry, rub a small amount of talcum, baby powder, cornstarch, or similar powder over the surface of the band or tube to prevent sticking.
How many Powerbands do I need?
The number of Powerbands needed depends on your exercise objectives. In addition to details about their respective functions, several exercise routines with the different resistance bands are outlined so an informed and appropriate choice can be made. If you’re combining different goals, you may consider buying different types of bands and strength-levels to vary your workout arsenal.
Let’s Bands stands for the best-in-class training equipment, workout programs, and cutting-edge education courses. Let’s Bands delivers expert knowledge and service solutions for a perfectly designed and highly effective training method. This knowledge is supplemented by an optimized product named powerbands. Let’s Bands stands for technically flawless, offline, online, and mobile training concepts that are accessible from anywhere and suitable for everyone.
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