If you are looking for a resistance band that will benefit your stretching and workouts here are a few tips to get you started on finding the best product for you.
1) Sufficient Thickness And Quality
Resistance bands come in a range of thicknesses. The thicker the band the more challenging your workout will be. Resistance bands can be found almost anywhere these days but the quality of the band can differ significantly. Be careful not to purchase a band that you would feel uneasy using for fear of it being too thin and possibly snapping or splitting. You want to feel confident that you feel safe as you stretch. Purchasing a quality product will prove to be well worth it!
2) Bulk Buy
If you are a part of a club or know of a few people who might be interested in using resistance bands as part of their stretching routine, consider buying in bulk as the cost is reasonable and you can cut the band to your preferred length. We have found optomo.com.au offer an incredible range of fitness and rehab products including Theraband products. Take a look at their FAQ’s for further information on how to select the band that is best for you. You can also purchase exercise balls, stability boards and foam rollers which are all excellent tools to improve balance, strength and flexibility.
3) Exercise Kit
Purchasing a kit that includes a few bands with varying thicknesses might appeal to you. PhysiPod offers a kit which includes 3 progressive resistance levels of exercise banding.
If purchasing a particular colour is your priority then you might need to pay a little more for shipping. Light in the box offers a range of colours including the all important and popular pink and purple that many girls prefer! eBay has a range as well.
5) Latex Free
Of course latex allergies may be an issue for you. There are many latex free options available should you require it. Individual bands, small packs as well as bulk packs of latex-free products can be found on eBay or EMP.
Keep in mind the additional cost for postage when ordering online.
Resistance bands come in strips, circles and tubing. Beginning with a strip of band offers a range of stretches and exercises to support the beginner to advanced dancer and is recommended to begin with if you have not used bands before.
Remember to warm up your body adequately before stretching. Take a look at our post “Warming Up For Class” to get you moving!