WODFitters Pull Up Assist Band and Stretch Resistance Band Review
Some people use weighted bands when they run to help make the exercise a bit more intense and to help them build muscle quicker.
The same thing also exists for weightlifting and pull ups.
People who want to make light weightlifting or doing pull-ups into more strenuous exercise will use what is called a resistance band. Sometimes beginners also use these bands on their own as an introduction to strength training.
Wearing these bands will help you develop muscle quicker and improve your endurance. So, how do these particular bands from WODFitters stand up?
Key features of the WODFitters Pull Up Assist Band
- 5 different resistance levels, each one of which is color coded for easy identification.
- 2-month seller warranty.
- Thick, stretchy material ensures that the band will be able to accommodate people of all sizes.
The purpose of these bands is to help you gradually build up your strength and endurance over time so that you can eventually stop using the bands and just do the exercises on your own.
For example, with pull-ups, you use these bands to make regular pull-ups more intense, so that eventually you can remove the bands and do more unassisted pull-ups.
Of course, although they are primarily used for pull-ups, you can these bands for a variety of exercises.
If you are doing light stretching, they can help you. If you plan on doing some exercises that involve jumping or leaping, then they can be of use.
And as we mentioned above, they can be used to add additional strength training to any workout.
So, even if you are not into pull-ups, these bands can still be of great use.
The color coded system also makes it very easy to progress and to know what bands you need to use. The company have a helpful chart that will let you figure out what band or bands you should be using (it is determined based on your weight and the number of unassisted pull-ups you can do).
Plus, they even included the ability to mix and match bands, so your experience will be heavily customizable.
There are two issues with these bands.
Firstly, the bands can snap.
Generally, they are pretty sturdy, but there is always the possibility that they could snap and you need to be aware of that – but this is an issue with any resistance band due to the nature of their job.
A more minor issue would be the fact that the bands are rather uncomfortable and can really chafe at your skin. Depending on what exercise you do, it may not matter at all, but it is a minor issue that should be mentioned.