Fitness Insanity Resistance Band Set Review

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4.8

Fitness Insanity Resistance Band Set

Fitness Insanity Resistance Band Set

Verywell Fit / Ashley Mateo

What We Like

  • Up to 150 pounds of resistance

  • Comfortable handles and straps mean no chafing

  • Cheaper than an average monthly gym membership

What We Don't Like

  • Too bulky for travel

  • Distinct rubber smell lingers on hands

  • Can’t be used for rehab as easily as mini loop bands

Bottom Line

Instead of investing in a gym membership, save money by buying the Fitness Insanity Resistance Band Set, which is essentially a home gym in one little carry bag.

4.8

Fitness Insanity Resistance Band Set

Fitness Insanity Resistance Band Set

Verywell Fit / Ashley Mateo

Not all resistance bands were created equally, and, chances are, you’re probably best acquainted with the mini loop resistance bands that you quite literally loop around your arms or ankles. Those bands, which typically provide 2 to 30 pounds of resistance, are best used for lighter weight, higher repetition moves or even injury rehabilitation and mobility or stretching work. But if you’re looking to up the ante during your workouts, you’re going to want to start using heavier-duty tube bands with pulley handles, such as the Fitness Insanity Resistance Band Set.

These tube bands are designed to provide much more resistance, which means you can make your workouts significantly more challenging without investing in a whole lot of equipment. They’re especially good for upper body moves (think bicep curls and lat pulldowns), but depending on how you combine and position the bands, you can get a killer lower-body or full-body workout, too. In fact, with the five-band set from Fitness Insanity, you basically get the equivalent of an entire home gym (instructions included!) in one neat little carry bag. I tested out the equipment to see if it delivered on all it offers.

Fitness Insanity Resistance Band Set
Verywell Fit / Ashley Mateo

Versatility: The handle and strap options guarantee you’ll never get bored

The Fitness Insanity Resistance Band Set comes with five color-coded rubber tube bands that can be used alone or stacked in any combination to offer up to a maximum of 150 pounds of resistance. Each band measures in at 1.2 meters long and provides resistance in increments of 10 pounds, from 10 to 50 pounds (the resistance is noted right on the band). 

The pack also comes with two cushioned handles, two ankle straps, and a door anchor, which makes it super easy to use them for different purposes. Clip the handles on to do upper body work like shoulder presses or overhead triceps extensions, then switch them out for the ankle straps to do standing hamstring curls or leg extensions. (The set comes with guides that help you figure out how to set up different exercises from beginner to advanced levels.)

The door anchor creates a super secure way to add a ton of weight to your exercises.

The best part is the door anchor. You thread the strap through the side of the door with the hinges, and the plug on the other end keeps it from sliding through; simply close the door, and you’ve just created a super secure way to add a ton of weight to your exercises without needing the kind of bulky cable machine you’d find at the gym. 

The one drawback: Resistance bands are typically a great travel workout tool, but these bands are way too bulky to fit in a carry-on (despite the fact that they come with a carry bag, it’s not exactly easy to pack everything back up into that small container, and it would take up a fair amount of room in your luggage).

Fitness Insanity Resistance Band Set
Verywell Fit / Ashley Mateo

Feel: Designed with comfort in mind

Usually, when resistance bands are cheap, you can tell (nothing’s sadder than cheap rubber that pulls and chafes). But this affordable set feels expensive—and that’s thanks in part to the 100 percent genuine rubber and the quality of the materials in the straps and handles. The two attachable cushioned handles are ergonomically made, so your grip stays strong and you don’t have to worry about blisters or hand cramping. And the two hook-and-loop fastener ankle straps have plenty of padding, so they don’t rub or irritate your skin—even when you’re curling or kicking 50 pounds of resistance. 

Resistance bands are typically a great travel workout tool, but these bands are way too bulky to fit in a carry-on.

The only thing I didn’t like was how obvious the rubber smell was. When I first opened the box, it was nearly overpowering; it was less so while using individual bands, but still noticeable even after I used the bands during an outdoor workout. That new car smell even lingered on my hands post-workout, which I liked even less. 

Fitness Insanity Resistance Band Set
Verywell Fit / Ashley Mateo

Durability: Built to last with anti-snap technology

I could tell the bands in the Fitness Insanity Resistance Band set meant business just by picking them up—there’s some serious heft to each one, which is a major contrast to flimsier loop resistance bands you may have used in the past. These bands are made from gym-quality, eco-friendly natural latex, and they’re double-layered to prevent snapping while still providing the maximum amount of resistance. 

I could tell the bands in the Fitness Insanity Resistance Band set meant business just by picking them up—there’s some serious heft to each one.

I tested them throughout two weeks of workouts, and the bands stayed as fresh and springy as when I first took them out of the box. Online reviews had lots of positive things to say about the durability of the bands and the straps and handles, but if you’re not happy with them, Fitness Insanity offers a 100-percent satisfaction guarantee so you can get your money back in full.

Fitness Insanity Resistance Band Set
Verywell Fit / Ashley Mateo

Price: Cheaper than your average monthly gym membership

With the Fitness Insanity Resistance Band Set, you get all five bands and all the straps, handles, and anchors for under $25. To get 150 pounds of resistance in any other form (like sandbags or dumbbells), you’re looking at a price tag of anywhere between $50 and $200. And considering the average gym membership costs $58 a month, you can get just as much versatility out of this five-band set as you could from an entire weight room.

Fitness Insanity Resistance Band Set
Verywell Fit / Ashley Mateo

Competition: It’s a bestseller for a reason

At under $25, the Fitness Insanity Resistance Band Set isn’t a major investment, especially considering what you get. It’s priced competitively against products like the Bodylastics Resistance Bands set, which may be slightly more durable thanks to woven inner cords that prevent overstretching, and the Black Mountain Products Resistance Band Set, which only goes up to 75 pounds of combined resistance. With the Fitness Insanity Resistance Band Set, you get an inexpensive bestseller that hits all the marks.

Final Verdict

Yes, buy it.

The Fitness Insanity Resistance Band Set of handled tube bands provides beginner to advanced exercisers with a wealth of exercise opportunities for less than half the price of a monthly gym membership.

Specs

  • Product Name Resistance Band Set
  • Product Brand Fitness Insanity
  • UPC 713827438344
  • Price $21.97
  • Weight 2.5 lbs.
  • Material Eco-friendly natural latex
  • What’s Included 5 bands, 2 cushioned handles, 2 ankle straps, door anchor, waterproof carry bag
  • Warranty Lifetime guarantee
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