More on these below. Hint they are our top choice for performing these golf exercises with bands.
Tube resistance bands with built-in handles are different than power resistance bands in that they are in the shape of long tubes and have handles on each end for ease of use.
They are slightly easier to grip. But the handles make them a little less versatile in the long run.
Many of the golf exercises with bands in the later chapters of this post are difficult to set up for because of the handles.
Mini-bands are just a smaller version of power resistance bands (loop bands). They are also wider and thinner.
The downside to these is because they are smaller they aren’t quite as versatile as their bigger brother.
But they are awesome for glute activation exercises for golf as well as hip activation and stretching.
After you have a good set of power resistance bands, these would be my next choice.
Therapy resistance bands are very long. Sometimes over 6 feet in length.
You will find them not only for sale but also at Physical Therapist offices.
It is just a strand and not a loop, although you could tight them in a loop if you wanted to.
They come in light resistance, usually no more than 10lbs.
Although these aren’t one of my top pics, if you happen to acquire some, THIS is a cool video on some golf swing drills with therapy bands.
Finally, Figure 8 bands.
Because these bands come with more bells and whistles they have less versatility.
For this list of golf exercises with resistance bands, I wouldn’t recommend buying these because you will be very limited on what you can set up for.
OK back to our top choice for performing the golf exercises with bands you will see further down!
These are the primary bands we are going to focus on in this post.
If you are going to buy one type of band to get you started I would highly recommend these!
We like them because they are extremely versatile:
- You can use them as-is.
- You can loop them around various gym and household structure for varying exercises (to be covered later).
- You can wrap them around barbells and kettlebells to add some more accommodative resistance.
- There are a ton of exercises like X-Band walks, banded deadlifts, banded kettlebell swings that you can perform with these that you just can’t with other bands.
- If you want to mimic the smaller mini bands you can just double loop these bands.
The only real downside is they don’t have all the bells and whistles of some of the other bands.
For example, they don’t have:
- Handles for comfort like the tube resistance bands with handles or the double handle ones.
- They may not be able to replicate some of the exercises you can do with mini-bands.
But the downsides can be overcome pretty easily!
Power resistance bands come in many different resistance levels that are measured in weight (we use pounds in this post)
First, you need to know which weight resistance to purchase. They can range from 5 pounds all the way up to over 200lbs of resistance.
It used to be that bands were color-coded across the industry for convenience. I.e., every blue band was the same resistance level across all manufacturers.
But that is no longer the case.
So make sure you read and know the actual resistance level before purchasing
Manufacturers will anchor their band to a scale. They take a measurement at the beginning of the stretch and again at the farthest safe distance from the anchor point.
Then they use an average of the two points to determine the equivalent pounds of resistance.
Because these bands are elastic and made of rubber type material, over time they will fray and stretch out!
So yes the actual pounds of resistance will change!
I recommend replacing your bands when they noticeably start to split off.
There are a wide variety of manufacturers.
I will caution you about a few things.
- Like most things in life, the cheaper you go, the less durable they will be.
- Elite FTS & Rogue Bands are great but from what I have heard from gym owners and several strength coaches, Elite FTS tends to last a bit longer.
- The prices are as of the publication of the post (to be updated periodically) and does not include shipping costs.
When we get into the chapters on golf exercises with bands, you won’t need a band with any more than 50lbs of resistance.
In fact, the majority of clients I train just need 15lbs to 30lbs of resistance.
The heavier bands tend to be used for very complex squatting, and pulling motions, especially within the powerlifting arena.
Option 1) Rogue Fitness’ Monster Bands are a great option and the ones I use.
They range from ~$17 to $61 per band (some are for a pair of bands)
Option 2) Rogue Echo Bands.
They are slightly cheaper than the Monster bands. They range from $12-58/band.
Option 3) Elite FTS bands.
They always seem to be sold out but that is because they are the Ferrari of bands. So yes you will pay a bit of a premium. But that also means they last a bit longer.
They range from $10-$40 a band. But purchasing options can be a bit complicated. You have to choose your length as well as your tension.
For purposes of the list golf exercises with bands, we share here. About 41’ length and no more than 30lbs will do.
Option 4) Power Systems resistance bands.
They range from 2 lbs to 200lbs of resistance for a price range of $11-$78 per band.
Let’s move onto the Amazon options for you Prime buyers.
Option 5) Here is a set of bands on Amazon from Canway.
You get 4 bands with a bag with resistance from 15lbs to 125lbs for $30. Not a bad deal.
Option 6) Here is another set of power resistance bands from a brand called WSAKOUE.
You get a set of 4 bands with resistance ranging from 15lbs to 125lbs for about $30.
OK, I will stop there. There are a ton more options on Amazon and I could go on forever. If you have some that you like, drop me a comment and I will include them when I update this post.