The Mirafit Resistance Band Set offers a wide range of resistance levels for both stretching and muscle building…
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Mirafit Resistance Band Set
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£74.95 / mirafit.co.uk (not available in the US)
Band quality: 4/5
Resistance range: 5/5
- Excellent range of resistance levels
- Novices may struggle with traditional bands
- Plastic-heavy packaging
Mirafit resistance bands are a quality collection of traditional bands, and are available in a choice of resistance levels or as a set. Mirafit’s range offers portable resistance that goes from a featherweight 15lb all the way up to 230lb.
The set is ideal for anyone who wants variable weights at home but can’t justify stumping up for a set of Bowflex Selectech dumbells, or for those who don’t want to buy a bulky dumbbell or barbell kit.
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The Mirafit resistance band set features six bands, with a range that is perfectly suited for both muscle building at the top end and stretching with the lighter bands – and everything in between. The bands are thicker than lower-cost options like the Amazon Basics TPE resistance band set. They are made of non-snap, 100% natural latex and feel seriously robust.
Eco-conscious buyers might grumble at the liberal use of plastic packaging. However, the colour-matching elastic bands used to hold them in place can be reused if taking them with you on your travels.
No two bands are the same weight, though they aren’t all different colours. Both the lighter bands are grey, offering 15-25lb and 45-50lb of resistance; the two middle bands go from 75-100lb to 100-120lb and are orange; while the heaviest bands are black, and provide 120-175lb and 175-230lb of resistance.
Build muscle and strength with this resistance band full-body workout
With the absence of a bar system or handles, the Mirafit resistance band set will be harder for novices to eke out the full benefit from, versus some of the competition. Of course, anyone can press, squat, deadlift and row with the bands, but without know-how, imagination or research, training newbies may struggle to properly engage muscles and optimise their workouts.
There is a short but useful video tutorial on the Mirafit website that gives novices exercise ideas to get them started. So once you figure out how to get the most from them, the full band set could liberate you from ever stepping foot in a gym again. Or they can supplement your gym workouts brilliantly without costing the earth.