Types of resistance bands

Resistance bands come in various types, each offering unique characteristics and uses.  Here are some common types of resistance bands:

Resistance tubes

These bands have handles on either end and can be used for a wide range of exercises, including upper body workouts like bicep curls and shoulder presses.

Resistance Loop Bands

These are closed-loop bands that form a continuous circle. They are commonly used for lower body exercises like squats and leg lifts.

Flat Bands

These are flat, wide bands that can be used for various exercises and are often placed under the feet or around the body for resistance.

Mini Bands

Mini bands are small, flat, and typically shorter in length. They are designed for glute activation & are often used for warm-ups and physical therapy.


Yellow: Typically the lightest, suitable for beginners.  Orange bands are occasionally used to represent a very heavy.