Guide to Choosing "THE BEST" Resistance Band

Guide to Choosing

Ready to incorporate resistance bands in your fitness routine? Great choice! Exercise bands can support safe, effective workouts, but choosing among the many options can definitely seem overwhelming. Even if you have been using resistance bands it is not easy to choose which band works best for you.


Of course, it’s only natural to want to choose the very best, but defining what is the best can easily vary from person to person. So, we’ve compiled this exercise bands guide to help you identify what qualities are most important to you when selecting a resistance band. Which category is the most important to you when determining “The Best” resistance band?



Many types of exercise bands help provide a safe workout because they help you control movement in both directions during each repetition. However, if this is the metric you use to determine if the band is “The Best”, you need to consider covered resistance bands. Not only do covered bands provide a safer, more comfortable workout, they also protect the rubber tubbing which extends the life of the band itself. These are the reasons people who are ranking “Safety” as their main factor in determining which band is the Best.



Resistance bands offer the same (or more) variety in terms of exercises as using weights. Don’t worry about your workout getting too easy either. Bands can be stacked, looped or adjusted to increase the resistance, and therefore increase the challenge when you’re ready. If you use this metric to determine if a band is “The Best”, consider how many different exercises you can execute, are they easy to store and easy to set up, can you workout many parts of your body using the one band, do they offer adjustable resistance or many levels of resistance?



Exercise bands are available in a variety of resistance levels, and it may take some trial and error to find where to begin. As a starting point, complete 15 repetitions of an exercise to see if you notice a workout burn, and adjust from there. Lighter resistance is ideal if rehabbing an injury. Select the resistance level recommended by your doctor or physical therapist. If you measure resistance bands based on performance to determine “The Best” band, since this is so user specific, you may want to actually start by purchasing just 1 Medium resistance level and test for yourself. I know this is not the ideal answer as it can be costly, but performance is so user based that is our recommendation, along with reading a lot of reviews before purchasing the 1 band.



You may choose to invest in a high-quality band that will stand up to the demands of your workout regimen. If you exercise many times a week for an hour or more, you need a band that will stand up to that kind of abuse without having to replace it or risk getting injured when they fail. Not everyone works out for hours each week, and someone who does will grade a band based on how long the band can withstand a rigorous workout and the life of the band. The worst thing about replacing a broken band is losing the momentum you had in your progress. If you choose “The Best” band based on Endurance, you may find the right one.  Consider a covered band. Covered bands protect the rubber and extends the life of the band itself. Also pay attention to the stats, reviews and product information as covered bands are the top of the rankings in both endurance and price so do your homework. FitCord Resistance Bands, for example, are independently tested to withstand more than 150,000 full-length pulls without breaking and states these results on their website.  



Many people consider the cost of a resistance band in their quest to find “The Best” band on the market. If cost is a main factor, consider how durable the band is and how often it might have to be replaced. This measurement can be tricky, as all previous measurements come into play when looking at cost. Take for instance, if you get an unsafe band then you have to consider the cost of an injury if it were to occur. If you get a resistance band that is not versatile, then you have to purchase multiple bands, if you buy a band that doesn’t perform well, you have to purchase more bands to meet your goals. Not to mention, if the low prices is a cheaply made band that doesn’t last long, you end up spending more money in the end. Be sure to measure not just the initial cost of the band or bands, but how much you will pay for the band over time. In short, think of the price as an investment in durability and not just price alone. Do you want to buy just one set that lasts years and can handle many different workouts and workout styles or would you prefer to replace the bands often? This is the real measure of Price when considering “The Best” resistance band to purchase.


Still not sure where to begin when choosing your exercise bands? FitCord Resistance Bands check all these boxes! They’re safe, long-lasting and provide versatile, effective workouts at a price that’s affordable too. Not to mention there are 4 styles of bands that come in 7 different resistance levels.  Learn more at