Mini loop resistance exercise bands have become the best booty buddy for women (and men) around the world looking who want that universally glamorous butt.
One question that people often ask when they encounter booty bands for the first time or when informed about their efficacy is: Do they actually work? This is not surprising given the simplistic and portability of the equipment. Anyone without previous exposure will naturally wonder if the booty workout equipment could work as promised. The short and simple answer to the question is “Hell yes, they do!” but you gotta try it to believe it.
So, if the reason that brought you to this page was the desire to learn more about booty bands, we recommend that you invest a few more minutes to read the content of this post so you can learn how booty bands actually work and the many benefits you stand to gain from using the equipment.
Admittedly, we are biased because we sell our unique line of RubberBanditz booty bands and evangelize the virtues of using them. But we also use them ourselves and have helped thousands of people just like you make positive strides in improving their strength, stamina and body composition.
In addition to toning and shaping booties, mini loop booty bands are often recommended by physicians and physical therapists for building glute strength, rehab, and 'prehab' (proactive strengthening). Now, read on to learn the nitty-gritty of booty bands!
What Are Booty Bands?
Booty bands are 12” long latex mini bands. They are used to rapidly activate your glutes and engage your hips through an array of lower body exercises. The goal is to stimulate legs, glutes and hip complex to give the thigh and butt a more robust and sexy physique by creating a muscular, yet rounded shape.
Booty bands are alternatively known as ‘mini bands,’ ‘butt bands,’ ‘resistance bands,’ and ‘hip bands,’ depending on your circle of influence. They come in a wide, flat and fixed resistance sizes to adjust as needed.
Our fixed loop glute bands come in five sizes ranging in tension level and are each made of a thin layered strip that is rolled around and around (like a roll of tape), which makes them roughly 6x thicker and tougher than most mini glute bands. Each band is able to stretch up to 36 inches apart at max, or around 3x their ‘lay flat length’ when fully stretched.
All booty bands are manufactured to exert a different level of tension strengths depending on the user’s needs. Your choice of booty bands in terms of tension strength would depend largely on desired intensity and exercise selection. We offer this helpful booty band ebook in our store to help teach the core principles.
How to Use Booty Bands
Booty Bands are mini rubber loop bands designed to be placed around the thighs, legs, ankles, feet, shoulders, and arms. They are used as part of a physical exercise program with the intention to add an additional resistance challenge to natural movements such as squats, lunges, slides, and kicks. This additional ‘load’ applied during functional movements accelerates results by helping you to burn fat in more areas, increase strength more efficiently, and tone your glutes within a shorter time frame.
Do Booty Bands Really Work?
There is an ‘aha moment’ that happens to nearly everyone shortly after completing your first few reps. This is often the case when people try them and immediately realize the potential impact bands can have on their body (ie booty) composition and strength.
The use of booty bands helps activate many smaller ancillary muscles for strength and stabilization during compound booty exercise movements (where you bend more than one joint). Indeed, the functions of booty bands are vast. This explains why PTs, trainers, and Instagram celebs recommend these tools for fitness enthusiasts and people looking to improve their physiques.
Everyone loves that firm and lifted backside. It gives us the regal posture that makes us feel confident anywhere we go. A tight and rounded shaped butt cannot be achieved with repetitive workouts that include the same regimen of squats, bridges, or post-workout praying. Such workouts may not be stimulating enough muscle fiber to activate your glutes enough. A wrong approach to glutes building may even result in pain or legs / lower back injury. Therefore, you need more efficient glute exercises to help sculpt your bum.
The glutes are a massive muscle group in the posterior region, consisting largely of three major muscles in your butt – the gluteus maximus, medius, and minimus. The muscles help us to perform activities like moving forward, stopping, jumping up, as well as picking things up from the floor. Booty bands help break apart muscle fibers in your hips, glutes, and legs so they can rebuild to increase strength and structure in your posterior (backside).
Still not convinced? Here a few quick reasons to consider picking yourself up a set of our RubberBanditz booty bands:
RubberBanditz booty bands are made through a continuous layering process to prevent breakage. Each of the 12" latex bands can stretch thrice their original length, thereby allowing for a wide range of tension levels. RubberBanditz booty bands come in a circular design that offers resistance in both vertical and horizontal directions. This means that your muscles are engaged from various angles during booty band exercises, thus engaging entire muscle groups to strengthen as a unit.
Not Sure What Size to Get?
|Name||Width||Resistance (lbs)||Resistance (kgs)|
|Light||1/4″||5 to 15||2 to 7|
|Medium||1/2″||20 to 35||9 to 16|
|Heavy||3/4″||30 to 50||14 to 23|
|Robust||1-1/8″||40 to 80||18 to 36|
|Power||1-3/4″||50 to 120||23 to 55|
|Strong||2-1/2″||60 to 150||27 to 68|
*Pro tip: The medium, heavy, robust booty resistance bands are the most popular sizes!
Stronger and Thicker Than Regular Booty Bands: RubberBanditz booty bands are about 6 to 8 times stronger and thicker than most resistance bands out there. Each of them is made with over 20 layers of premium allergen-free latex. This explains why our bands have greater durability and deeper muscle activation.
The Incredibly Portable Workout Equipment: RubberBanditz booty bands are portable – they weigh less than one pound yet are dynamic enough to provide full lower body activation. They are handy for your on-the-go workouts and can go easily into your purse, backpack or suitcase. Take them with you for hotel room booty band workouts, in your living room, or bring them to the gym!
Benefits of Booty Bands for Building Glutes
Cost-Effective: Spend less than $30
Multiple Fitness Levels: It doesn’t matter whether you’re a beginner or an advanced user, booty bands are easy to use and customize for strength and ability
Upper Body Exercise: Although booty bands are meant for exercising the lower body, they are also useful for the upper body, particularly for warm-ups
Space Efficient: Booty bands are lightweight and occupy almost no space, which is great for storage and travel
Add Variety: With booty bands dynamically challenge your muscles in new ways so your workouts stay fresh and challenging
Durable and safe: Because our booty bands are layered and are highly durable, they’ll last a long time and pose little threat of snapping
Proven effects: They are arguably the best tool to tone and shape your glutes -- PERIOD
What to Look for When Buying Booty Bands
There are a few factors you need to look for when buying a booty band. This is important in order to get the resistance band that will give desirable results. RubberBanditz booty bands are the best for anyone looking for extraordinary results. Let’s take look at some of the basic things you should look for when next you’re ordering for your booty bands:
Grade/Weight: Booty bands come in different grades. If you aim for the best results, it is best to choose booty bands with the weight or grade of resistance suitable for your target muscle groups or the kind of exercise you wish to perform. We suggest the medium/heavy/robust band trifecta, as these tend to be applicable for nearly 90% of all of our customers.
Quality: You should not compromise on quality, especially as it pertains to results and injury prevention. Make sure to choose those that feel durable and won’t snap on light impact. Also, make sure to inspect your mini bands frequently for normal wear and tear.
We hope this helps you to make more informed choices when next you’re buying a set of booty bands. You can take your time to browse through our website for more ideas and information.