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Add resistance - or support - to your workout with resistance bands! It's one of the best mobility and resistance training tools around. Use them to remove slack at the beginning of reps, resulting in immediate muscle engagement, or use them to help pull you up off the bottom when trying something new. Sky's the limit when it comes to these.
Our strength bands utilize the same or better quality latex as the competition, but we offer them at substantially lower prices. All bands have the resistance level clearly marked on them.
|CFF Short Band – 12”||Color||Resistance||Width||Thickness|
|12” CFF Strength Band #0||Black||3-15 lbs||¼”||4.5mm|
|12” CFF Strength Band #1||Red||5-35 lbs||½”||4.5mm|
|12” CFF Strength Band #2||Purple||10-50 lbs||13/16”||4.5mm|
|12” CFF Strength Band #3||Green||25-70 lbs||1 1/8”||4.5mm|
Trial and error may be necessary to find the band best suited to your particular fitness level and usage.
Mini and super-mini bands (#1 & #2) are best for general conditioning, rehabilitation, stretching, jumping, speed training, aerobics, and for lifters as upper body assistance and increasing resistance for biceps and triceps. Either band is great for beginners and light weightlifters. Both can be used to safely increase the intensity of a workout without adding additional weight to a bar. For the stronger lifter, they add considerable resistance to bicep and tricep exercises.
Small and medium bands (#3 & #4) can be used by stronger benchers, and with exercises involving the lower body, calves, quads, hamstring and glutes.
Large, X-large, & Monster bands ( #5, 6 & 7) are usually used for obtaining maximum resistance with squats, deadlifts, leg presses and shrugs.
Good Ways to Have Bad Days (ie; Prohibited Uses):
There's been a recent increase in people doing some incredibly ill-advised and reckless activities using our and other manufacturers’ bands. Just because you see someone doing something on YouTube doesn't make it safe - or mean you should attempt it. We have absolutely no control over what people do with our bands after the purchase, so we offer the following information and disclaimer.
CFF Strength Bands are made from latex rubber. Since latex is an organic material, it will degrade over time, and that is a fact. In simple words everyone can understand, all bands (whether ours or someone else’s) will eventually wear out and break. It is just a matter of how and when. If anyone one tells you their bands don’t break, they are lying. (Think of it as someone telling you that the tires on your car will never wear out or need to be replaced.) That being said:
WARNING: Resistance Sprinting Exercise
There is a popular exercise making the rounds where a band is attached to a fixed anchor (door, pole, etc.) and you run with the band around you until it stops your progress. In essence, the band is being stretched to its maximum resistance and travel capacity. Most video examples of this exercise usually show one band being utilized. The problem is that because of the stress, one band may quickly break, usually at the connection point. So please read the following carefully:
We do not recommend that a door be used as an anchor point. Doors are notorious for flying open at the wrong time, and may not be strong enough for the stress you are applying to them. So don’t use a door as a connection point, and make sure that whatever you are anchoring to is strong enough to withstand the stress.
Strength Bands are not just for powerlifting and weightlifting. Some uses include:
Courtney of PetitieAthleat.com uses our bands as part of an AMRAP session preparing for the 2016 Open.
Shannon Bahadoor of CrossFit Hershey demonstrates popular ways to use resistance bands for mobility & training.
For information on our warranty policies, please see our Warranty Policy page.