The main benefit of a short resistance band is easy set up. This is particularly useful with deadlifts with the bands and bar being close to each other. The length of these bands (just 12 inches) means that it is a lot easier to get equal band tension and you do not need to double or triple wrap over pins or band pegs to get extra tension. CERBERUS Short Bands are thicker than most other bands on the market at 5mm for more durability and extra tension.

  • Sold as a Single Unit
  • Seamless Latex Loop Construction
  • 305mm (12") Length, 5mm Thickness
  • 12 Month Warranty

For Strength Training and Powerlifting

Using bands to help with strength training allows you to work in your normal range of movement, unlike using blocks and pins. Cerberus Power Resistance Bands are fantastic for allowing you to keep in your groove and improve your strength and power in the positions that are lagging. Sometimes you can be at risk of changing your form/technique/muscles used when doing training with a restricted range of movement. This can cause you to improve your strength in that specific position but does not always carry over to improving the actual lift.

The are two common ways to use them for strength training. Against Bands (with bands adding tension to the bar) or Reverse Bands (with bands taking tension/weight off the bar).

Reverse Bands

This method has the benefit of allowing to you to lift more weight and work with higher loads. This gives you the psychological benefit of “feeling the weight” in your hands or on your back. The bands will work with the biomechanics of your body. As you reach the bottom of the movement (or start at the bottom in deadlifts) - the bands are stretched and are under more tension so they are taking some of the load.  As you push, press or pull back up the tension on the band becomes less and you take more of the weight. This is great for allowing you to overload the Ascending Strength Curve (any moment that feels easier and less tense on your muscles when you reach full extension) where you can handle more weight, significantly strengthening the musculature needed in the lockout portion of the lift.

Against Bands

This method is the opposite of the reverse bands but works on almost the same principle. With this method the bands are stretched and add tension at the top of the movement. Again, this will allow you to overload the top part of the movement (Ascending Strength Curve) where you are at your strongest. Lifting against bands means you reduce the load at the start of the lift. This has two main effects. Reducing the load means less force to overcome the force of gravity, and also less force to accelerate (inertia). Because of this you can accelerate quickly and reach a faster speed in the middle of the lift, and also accelerate for longer as the bands keep adding resistance as you progress through the lift. Moving faster, and accelerating for a longer period of time seems to cause greater gains in high velocity strength.

Mobility, Rehabilitation and Strengthening

The options and exercises you can do here are endless. You can use your band as a dynamic warm-up tool, focusing on the muscles and joints you are using for your main workout, thus warming up the muscles and lubricating the joints. You can use bands to help with activating the correct muscles before the main workout/lift and helping to increasing your range of movement. By its nature the band creates a vibration which activates muscles and by adding isometric tension to your warm up it will help with activation and stability. Keep an eye on our blog for more suggestions and useful tips.

Please Note

The MAXIMUM stretch length of our resistance bands is three times that of the rest state.

Size of Band in mm Resistance in lbs Resistance in Kgs
610x5x6.4mm 5-20lb 2.3-9.1Kg
610x5x13mm  15-30lb 6.8-13.6Kg
610x5x21mm 25-55lb 11.3-25Kg
610x5x32mm 35-90lb 15.9-40.1Kg
Cerberus SHORT Bands

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