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Resistance Bands vs. Dumbbells = 15:9

On this page we compare resistance bands and dumbbells

We examined 21 important features in body training: resistance bands won 15 points while dumbbells only 9. If you combine your resistance bands with ResisTrack, you will have even more benefits, eliminating all disadvantages.

 

Resistance bands

 pts

Feature

pts 

Dumbbells

Yes

1

Increases muscle strength

1

Yes

Yes

1

Increases muscle size

1

Yes

Yes, by reducing body-fat ratio.

1

Decreases body fat

1

Yes, by reducing body-fat ratio.

High
Band can snap and hit user.
Resistrack special clips prevent this from happening.

0

Safety issues

1

Medium
User can kick weight on the floor. User can drop weight because of muscle cramp

Low
Too much tension can injure muscles but user can stop the movement any time to avoid serious injury.

1

Injury risk

0

High
Too much weight can injure ligaments and muscles seriously; user can't stop movement because of gravity.

Elasticity, you can't cheat with momentum.

1

Type of resistance

0

Gravity, you can gain momentum by swinging your body.

High
Resistance exercises are versatile.

1

Entertainment factor

0

Low
Dumbbell exercises are boring.

50,
and you can mimic any sport motion

1

Number of exercises

0

30,
and no real exercises for hips and buttock.

Multiple in all directions

1

Directions of Resistance

 0

Only up and down

It's difficult to determine
Sometimes it's starting too low and finishing too high.
ResisTrack solves this issue.

0

Value of resistance

1

It's easy to check based on added plates
Starting and finishing weights are the same.

Colour-coding is not universal; it's different for every brand.
With ResisTrack, you'll see kg or lbs 100% accurate.

0

 Measurement unit

1

Units in kg or lbs. 

Full, but it depends on length and strength of the band.

1

Range of motion

0

Full, but depends on the weight: you can't lift heavy weights in full range.

There is a minimum range of motion determined by the length of a resting band, but you still can do exercises with short movements by preloading the band.

0

Exercises with
short movement

1

They can be done easily, there is no minimum range of motion.

 When you lowering the handles, the resistance will decrease, so you have to move further from the anchor point in order to keep high resistance.

 0

Doing negative reps

1

You train against gravity, so resistance is the same in negative reps. 

Fast
User attaches different colour bands or more bands, and can increase resistance by stepping further from anchor point.

1

Setting of
resistance levels

0

Slow
User has to stop and add more plates onto bar.

Small: a door anchor and ankle straps.

1

Additional equipment

0

Big: a bench.

Small and easy

1

Storage

0

A pair of dumbbells is OK but more need significant space.

Easy

1

Transport

0

Difficult

Cleaning and regular check for damage.

0

Maintenance required

1

Cleaning

Yes, with ResisTrack

1

Automatic exercise tracking

0

Nothing exists.

Around $70

1

Price for adjustable version

0

From $200

WINNER :-)

15

RESULT

9

LOSER