Good Morning, Afternoon or Evening. I am back with summer blogging since I have finished my second year of uni and have a few lined up for this month. I thought I’d start it off with a review of the B_ND resistance bands (previously known as Grace Fit Bands). I initially bought a Grace Fit band about a year ago in Heavy strength and it was honestly one of the best things I’ve ever purchased. Since the brand’s change in direction I purchased a few more items and have been so impressed! I love that all the products are vegan and it feels good to support a more ethical brand!
Short Resistance Bands
These are the original bands and the first thing I bought. They are priced at £14 each which, for the quality is amazing. They are made of a thick fabric which stops the bunching up and cutting into your skin like rubber bands do. There are a variety of strengths which is so inclusive from light to extra extra heavy. Oh, and did I mention they come in the cutest patterns and colours too! Each band purchase comes with a glute workout guide. What I love most about these bands is how they intensify your workout. I use them in every exercise I can; squats, leg press, hip thrusts… They are also great for taking away with you so you can train while travelling!
Long Resistance Band
These were released in the new launch a few weeks ago with the rebranding and I was honestly most excited about these. I’ve been looking into getting a long band to support my chin up’s so when I found out these were coming I knew I had to get my hands on them. Unfortunately they sold out before I could in the initial release and then I only managed to get a medium on the second time round. But I have finally ordered the light and heavy and am waiting on their arrival. So far I have only used the medium to warm up on upper body days and with stretching, but I am still in love with it. They are so versatile and can be used in any workout. I love how you can do a full body workout just using this one band so no wonder they are so popular. They are made of the same fabric as the short bands and come in light, medium and heavy all in super cute colours! These are slightly more expensive than the short bands: £16 each but you are definitely getting your moneys worth!
I have been meaning to buy one of these ever since I first started training! They are A-MAZE-ING! If your not sure what these are for, let me explain. When they designed barbells, they did not consider how the metal bar digs in when you add any sort of weight to it. You can get used to the shoulder bruises; when I stopped squatting for a while and came back to it, after my first session my shoulders hurt more than my legs but I don’t get any shoulder pain now. However, I will never get used to 60/70 kg digging into your hip bones. I have used other barbell pads from the gym, but they have all been rubbish. This one however, is a game changer! It fits nice and tightly around the bar to stop it slipping around, the velcro is so strong so there is no concern of it coming undone and you can’t feel the bar at all! It really helps having nothing to distract you from your burning glutes! These are priced at only £15 and also come in a variety of super cute colours!
Before purchasing these I had never done cable kicks on the gym. I did for the fist time and wow oh wow they were painful! When I first opened them I thought they were going to be massive around my ankles but they actually fit really well and feel of really good quality. They sell at £14 for one pair and guess what? They come in lots of cute colours!
All in all if you are on the fence about any of these products or just want something to spice up your workout I would highly recommend checking these out!!
Peace out guys x