When we talk about booty gains, the first thing that comes into mind would definitely be resistance bands. You scroll through your Instagram feed to get your daily dose of female fitspo and you’ve finally convinced yourself to get a resistance band set to take your workout routine to the next level. You buy the cutest ones online (ours of course!) and click on “Buy Now!”. It’s leg day. You try out your color-coded Belus resistance bands (which fit perfectly) and start working out. Half way through your first set, the bands start rolling up and your routine is ruined. And… that’s why you’re here!
Why Do Resistance Bands Roll Up?
Before you stress yourself out about how “flimsy” or “cheaply made” your bands are, learn why the bands roll up first. Normally, if the resistance bands fit your body type they wouldn’t roll up. Bands tend to roll up when the person has thick thighs. Don’t even think about beating yourself up because this is perfectly fine and normal! Whatever brand you choose, there’s still a tendency for the bands to roll up – it’s very common. Bands aren’t size restricted nor are they effective on certain body types only. Resistance bands are for everyone. It just so happens that they roll up more for our Belus Warriors at the larger end of the spectrum.
How To Stop Resistance Bands From Rolling
Some people have successfully prevented the bands from rolling up by getting resistance bands with the right width and length. This means that the resistance bands shouldn’t be too loose or too tight when you wear them. Our 10” x 2” bands are perfect for most women. Another technique would be placing your resistance bands at the same place on each leg. Bands roll up if you put them up too high. For instance, bands are supposed to be positioned two inches above your knees if you wish to put them around your thighs. The third option would be to check which material works for you. Generally speaking, it is recommended for women with thick thighs to use bands made with natural latex as this material lessens the frequency of the bands rolling up. Moreover, the bands don’t stick to each other as much. In case the bands are still consistently rolling up, it is recommended to add another band or a thicker band. Remember that this is a trial and error process. You need to experiment with your workout routines and be aware when the bands roll up and when they don’t. Try changing the resistance level and see if there are any changes.
If you’re having no progress from your workout routine aside from your roll up issues, read our article for the know hows in building your booty.
At the end of the day, it’s not really about whether or not your bands roll up. It’s not about your body size either. Whether you’re a plus size, muscular, skinny; it doesn’t matter. The important thing to remember is that your fitness journey is what matters most. Your resistance bands are just an aid to help you in achieving your body goals. If they roll up, then that’s fine. They still work. What’s important is you don’t stop. You don’t stress over the little things. Instead, focus on the bigger picture. Celebrate the progress you make whether big or small. After all, a fitness journey is a lifestyle, not a short-term victory.