Disclaimer: I received a complimentary SomaSole Resistance Link bundle in exchange for an honest review and exercise demonstration video. As always, all opinions are my very own.
For ages I have purchased and used resistance bands just for them to fall by the wayside eventually because they lose their elasticity. They are reinforced rubber bands after all. Imagine my surprise when I was scrolling through Instagram for exercise routines when I came across the SomaSole Resistance Bands. I was intrigued by them because they did not look like ordinary bands.
What are they made of?
The SomaSole Resistance Links come with 3 bungee bands because they are made with bungee cord material. To increase resistance, simply double up the bands. In the bundle you receive 2, 41 inch bands and 1, 62 inch band. Depending on the exercises you are doing you can use either length bands for added resistance. At the end of each band is a metal link which clips into handles or the SomaSole foot gear to anchor the bands.
The links come in 2 strengths, light – 3 to 5 pounds and medium – 8 to 13 pounds of resistance.
Will they break?
The links are designed to stretch safely up to 300% of their length. To improve lifespan of your links try not to pull beyond 250% of its resting length.
How do they work?
Depending on which exercise you are doing you first put on your SomaSoles on each foot. Once you adjust and tighten, you then take the resistance link and attach the links to each other to anchor them. This is great because you no longer have to physically step on the resistance band for certain exercises which preserves the life of them.
Here’s an exercise routine I did with them.
I had fun using the bands. They definitely offered a challenge to my upper body and actually my abs as I attempted to execute perfect form with them during my ab exercises. They are extremely versatile and once you get used to them, easy to use.
- easy to use, and
- provides challenging resistance
- Can be cumbersome at first
- Unable to switch between certain exercises if it requires to reconfigure the links
- Pricey compared to other resistance bands (I know they aren’t the same quality) but these are about double the price
I give these bands a 7 out of 10 stars rating. Once I got everything hooked up I felt like I was getting a thorough workout as my muscles were challenged but linking and unlinking between exercises were inconvenient to me compared to more traditional bands.
You want some of your own?
If you would like to purchase a bundle for your own use or as a gift then head over to the SomaSole website to order yours. Make sure you use promo code FemmeFitale15 to get 15% off your entire order. Let the fun workouts begin!
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