So, while there are many levels of resistance bands, I’ll start by describing those that I use in the clinic (and are provided in the Gymkana gym).
The levels are progressive, building from an easy to more difficult level. Because the band stretches to provide resistance, the amount of resistance increases the more the band is stretched (keep this in mind when you are anchoring it while you are exercising). Also know that the bands have a breaking point – if you are pulling as hard as you can and you can’t get enough resistance, move up a band (rather than snap it on yourself – it is painful).
The levels progress from easy (1) to hard (5) and super (6):
- Silver (these are not as common)
For you Gymkana folks, there is a box of these bands by the taping table/cabinet. These are FREE for you all to use. Feel free to take a band with you, but when you progress please bring it back and exchange it so there are enough to go around!