The #0 Orange band provides our lowest level of resistance and is great for light stretching, warming up, rehabilitation and shoulder activation.
Bands #1 & #2 are best for general conditioning, rehabilitation, stretching, jumping, speed training, aerobics, and for lifters as assistance for the upper body to increase the resistance for bicep 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 weights to a bar. For the stronger lifter, they will add considerable resistance to bicep and tricep exercises.
Bands #3 & #4 can be used by stronger benchers, and with exercises involving the lower body, calves, quads, hamstring and glutes.
Large and X-Large Bands (#5 & 6, 6.5 and 7) are usually used for obtaining maximum resistance with squats, deadlifts, leg presses and shrugs.
- Thickness: 4.5mm
- Material: 100% Natural Latex and over 99.9% free of soluble proteins (latex allergens)
- Number of Layers: 15
Sold individually unless otherwise specified
- #0 Orange: 1/4 in. 2-15 lbs.
- #1 Purple: 1/2 in. 5-35 lbs.
- #2 Red: 13/16 in. 10-50 lbs.
- #3 Blue: 1-1/8 in. 25-80 lbs.
- #4 Green: 1-3/4 in. 50-120 lbs.
- #5 Black: 2-1/2 in. 60-150 lbs.
- #6 Yellow: 3-1/4 in. 80-200 lbs.
- #6.5 Gray: 3-1/2 in. 115 - 290 lbs.
- #7 Orange: 4 in. 120-300 lbs.
**Range of tension was measured with an industrial scale. First measurement recorded at 6" and last measurement recorded at 2.5x its length. We recommend measuring band tension for your specific set up using a luggage scale as these are only for reference.
Learn more about the many applications of resistance bands to successfully incorporate them into your training.
Serious Steel Bands are a perfect tool to help you with your pull ups, dips or muscle-ups.
Take a quick look at the Pull-Up Guide link to get an idea of the best band for you. Choose a band based on your bodyweight and the current number of unassisted repetitions you can complete.
While they might be lightweight and conveniently portable, bands are certainly not a tool to be dismissed.
You will be amazed at the challenge bands can add to an array of exercises. From push-ups to squats, from tricep pulls to hamstring curls their potential is limitless.
Incorporating Resistance Bands into your training routine is a simple yet extremely effective way to warm-up before you exercise. Whether you are doing yoga or training for your next powerlifting meet every athlete can benefit from mobility band training.
In addition to Mobility work bands are an excellent tool to assist in Stretching either pre or post workout.
Open up your shoulders and hips, increase your range of motion, and recover more effecttively with resistance bands.
Discover why the strongest athletes in the world have been utilizing bands in their training for years.
Easily and safely add bands to your barbell training. Squat, bench, deadlift and even more lifts can all incorporate bands for increased resistance but with some set ups, they can add assistance instead.
WHAT MAKES OUR BANDS DIFFERENT?
Top Quality | Fair Trade | Sustainable
Our manufacturing facility has been a top producer of natural rubber latex resistance bands since 1947.
Raw Materials are sourced locally through heavily regulated, sustainable and eco-friendly farming.
Sri Lanka is also free from child labor.
Premium raw materials are the foundation of our bands, but our proprietary manufacturing process is what makes them some of the best bands in the world.
ALL ABOUT THE LAYERS
The seam on our bands is not a mistake or defect. Actually, this is one way you can tell you have a quality band!
How our bands are made:
Our bands are made through a continuous layering process with 15 total layers. The 15 layers from one piece of latex gives the band a seam on the inside and outside. Our manufacturing process helps maximize durability, elasticity and tension consistency.
The consistent tension curve throughout your ROM is the best way to feel the difference between a high and low quality band. Lower quality bands have a force curve that typically flattens out when stretched beyond 70%.
Resistance bands are basically big, rubber bands. You have probably noticed that old rubber bands it will start to dry-rot.
To prevent dry-rot and maintain elasticity, a natural and non-toxic protective coating is added to each band. Natural Rubber Latex needs additional components to maintain material stability and elasticity. Even though it is natural and non-toxic, this could irritate skin if you are allergic to, or have a latex sensitivity.
Can bands be washed to minimize this?
Yes. This can be minimized by washing the band with warm soapy water. Air dry or pat dry with a clean towel.
We are a small team based in Roanoke, Virginia. We began in 2009 with bands, but over the years have added products based on our own training needs.
We work hard to develop products that serve a real purpose and bring value to your training (regardless of your type or level of fitnesss).
Thank you for considering Serious Steel and we hope that our products can help you with your training goals.
I've been working with bands for about 8 months now with good results - I keep making gains at 52 years old. I have a small house made in 1938, so there's no room for a gym. I can spare room for two sets of these serious bands, plus a yellow #6 and orange #7. I do most of my exercises with the bands. With some creativity and some solid anchors, there's no muscle group you can not hit. I use the orange #7 for box squats - it's no joke. I screw eye bolts directly into the studs behind the walls for anchors. I use a bench and rig the bands to the bench using climbing slings and carabiners for a bench/incline press. I've used other bands and most have served me well. Different brands will have different resistance depending on their manufacture. I wanted to standardize all my bands, so I replaced all of them with Serious Steel. The layered latex manufacturing process means the bands offer more resistance - maybe 10-20% more than the solid cast latex bands and the TPE bands. I rouind out my equipment with a pair of powerblocks, omnistraps, a pull up bar and a maxpro. The bands play a central role with the other equipment rounding out the workouts.
I have every band except one. These have been game changing for this 62 year old.
You can use orange band on X3 just go to Home Depot and buy one big clip for about 5 bucks and attach too one end of X3 bar! It works very powerful band though!!!!!
That's a band!
It is as powerful as advertised I can't wait till I get all the accessories I need to put this band to full use.