19 Resistance Bands Your Home Gym Needs, Starting from £5.99

Morgan Fargo, Abigail Buchanan
·6-min read

From Women's Health

Looking for the best resistance bands? That's no mean feat given that home gym equipment is pretty much sold out everywhere.

Since the Government ordered all non-essential businesses, including gyms to close to slow the spread of coronavirus, home workout gear has been like gold dust. But fear not: to help you get a sweat on (even in self-isolation) we've rounded up the best resistance bands that are still in stock for you to buy now – and some great picks that will be back in stock very soon.

Resistance bands can turn a good home workout into a great home workout simply by adding extra resistance and challenge to the exercises you're performing. And, with gyms and studios shutting their doors for the foreseeable future, being able to get a great workout in at home is more crucial than ever.

The best resistance bands that are still in stock

1. MyProtein Booty Band

This resistance band is durable and non-slip which means you can wear your shiniest, most Instagram-worthy garms and know your workout won't include hitching up the added resistance from MyProtein's 'Booty Burner' band.

  • How much? £14.99


2. USA Pro light resistance band

This light resistance band is perfect for enhancing stretches and gentle strength workouts - and it's just been reduced to half-price. We like that. Alot.

  • How much? £9.99 £5.99


3. Gritin Set of 5 resistance bands

With a set of five weights to choose from, this set of resistance bands gives you an option for every workout. Shipping from May 15th you'll be set for Spring with this buddy.

  • How much? £11.99


4. ELVIRE Sport resistance bands

These non-slip elastic resistance bands are specially designed for glutes and lower body workouts. Comes with three bands with different levels of resistance. Order now to be shipped on May 3rd.

  • How much? £23.49


5. MyProtein Long Resistance bands

Brilliant for mobility and activation exercises, as well as warm up sets and low-intensity high volume training, a long and light resistance band is a great thing to have on hand. Score a deal with MyProtein and get back to activating your muscles properly – WH orders!

  • How much? £11.99


6. Decathlon DOMYOS strength training resistance glute bands

At £5.99 we consider this a major deal. The band comes in three different lengths and strengths – for a serious glute burn, snap up this carbon grey one. It's the strongest strength they have.

  • How much? £5.99


6. Shante Franca

You said fun prints, PT Shante Franca said fun prints. Her medium strength resistance band is about as funky as it gets when it comes to home gym equipment and it's just one of three amazing patterns she has. Plus, not sure how to use a resistance band? Check out her £1.99 guide to using a mini-band like this.

  • How much? £16


7. Shreddy

These cotton/rubber resistance bands are latex-free, they're comfortable to use and come in a range of lengths and weights. The medium option is a good, versatile option that can be used for strength and cardio workouts alike.

  • How much? £14


8. Yoga-Mad Medium Power Loop Resistance Band

Brilliant for injury recovery, this medium strength looped resistance band will help rehab your muscles and joints.

  • How much? £20.99


9. Fitness Mad Light Resistance Band

This light resistance band is perfect for home-workout beginners as it comes with a booklet of key resistance band exercises.

  • How much? £8.49


10. Bala resistance bands, set of 5

The most aesthetic gym kit brand currently out there (have you seen their ankle weights?!), Bala have just dropped resistance bands too. For just under £22 you get a set of five resistance bands – we can't say fairer than that. Designed for Yoga, Pilates, rehab or home workouts, scale the strength up or down depending on which band you choose.

  • How much? £21.99


11. CFX resistance bands, set of 3

Like functional kit and fun colours? Us too. These resistance bands are budget-friendly and will make a pretty addition to any home gym.

  • How much? £16.99


12. Bestope resistance pull up band

In the gym, you'd use a band like this for help with pull-ups and other mega-difficult upper body moves. At home, it's a great tool to use for rows and chops, amongst other things. Long resistance bands form great levers, especially when it comes to working on your mobility (very important).

  • How much? £10.99


13. Coresteady long looped resistance bands

Currently on sale, there's never been a better time to buy a Coresteady resistance band. use for crossfit and HIIT, strength and mobility, Yoga, Pilates and weightlifting. The blank band is their lower-medium resistance.

  • How much? £24.99 £14.99


14. Proworks glute resistance band

With non-slip technology, there'll be no excuse to stop your set (and get a cheeky rest in) to yank it around. It's also under a tenner which we love.

  • How much? £8.95


15. FitBeast resistance bands, set of 5

Get fully kitted out at home with a set of resistance bands that work well for home workouts and rehab. Containing different strengths ranging from light to extra heavy, you'll be spoiled for choice!

  • How much? £39.99


16. Rubber low resistance band

Useful and compact, this flat, rubber resistance band isn't looped, which makes it the perfect stretching accessory, as well as workout win.

  • How much? £4.99


17. Elastic resistance band kit with handles

Prefer resistance bands with handles? Fair enough. Brilliant for upper body moves like bicep curls and upright rows, we can see why.

  • How much? £24.99


18. Cross-training elastic resistance band, 25kg

Decathlon's best-rated resistance band is this super affordable, 25kg strong one. It's under £10 and works for an astounding amount of exercises that require a little more challenge. Win!

  • How much? £8.99


19. Cross-training elastic resistance band, 45kg

Up the ante, with this resistance band. It offers up to 45kg resistance and will make any workout that extra bit challenging.

  • How much? £12.99


How do resistance bands work?

The various 'weights' and 'strength' of resistance bands refers to how much force they're going to work against you with as you try to stretch them.

Basically, they add resistance to any exercise you do, helping you build muscle and add an extra dimension to bodyweight exercises such as squats, crab walks and glute bridges.

Far more portable than a pair of dumbbells or a kettlebell, resistance bands fold down to almost nothing and when you are back in the gym, they're great to use there too.

Try this at home resistance band workout with Ciara Madden

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