Strong Resistance Band - Blue 63kg Resistance
- 2080mm x 64mm x 4.5mm (2.08m or 41″ is the standard gym band length)
- Resistance of approximately 63kg per band – see below for full info on resistance
- Great for working on squat mobility by tying to a rig and having it support you around the waist
- Can be used to help with pull ups for larger athletes
The Blue Resistance band is not just for powerlifting and weightlifting. They are great for using to help you work your pull ups by taking some of your body weight. Each band is 41" long when laid flat, 66mm wide, 4.5mm thick.
- 2080mm x 64mm x 4.5mm (2.08m or 41″ is the standard gym band length)
- Resistance of approximately 63kg per band
Most of the mobility work you could do with the Strong Blue resistance band would involve either sitting in a squat (tieing band to a rig and then sitting in squat with band around your knees and going behind hips/buttocks to help get into good squat position). You can also do banded distractions with the band tied to a rack and then stepping away from rack with band inserted into groin. Another use would be to have it hanging from rig on pull-up station, putting band around your waist and working on splits/stretches of the adductors (inner thighs).
The bands are quite thin so strength work is limited. You can attach to a bar for deadlifts as shown in the picture (you will need to stand on the band when deadlifting). The resistance you get will depend on how tall you are (the taller you are, the more stretch/resistance). The tension will kick in from just below the knee (depending on band colour) and reach maximum at lockout (the closer you get to lockout the more resistance you will feel), so good for use when working on deadlift lockout training. Weights below are a guide to give you an idea.
Deadlifting with 1x Band:
|Band Colour||Deadlift Lockout||At Knee|
Squatting with Bands Tension (2x Bands):
If you are squatting with bands you may want to look at slightly thicker bands. A typical range for accommodating resistance is 50-60% of your 1RM in weights plus 25% in band tension, so if you squat 200kg you'd put 100kg on the bar and add 50kg worth of bands. This is just a guide. Please read up on accommodating resistance for sets and reps, though 10-12 sets of 2 are quite common. Below is the approximate amount of tension when using 2 bands. Bands will be stretched approx 38" for a 5ft 10" lifter. Make sure that bands are still under tension at bottom of squat. You can loop a bit extra of the band around the bar if it's not under tension at the bottom, or you want to add a few more kilos of resistance. Weights below are a guide to give you an idea.
|Band Colour||Top of Squat (Approx 38" Stretch)||Bottom of Squat (Approx 2" Stretch)|
|2 x Orange||13kg||8kg|
|2 x Red||24kg||14kg|
|2 x Black||40kg||22kg|
|2 x Purple||55kg||31kg|
|2 x Green||85kg||47kg|
|2 x Blue||122kg||69kg|
Great when used with our resistance band pegs (as per picture)
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