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December 23, 2021 3 min read

If you’ve invested money in high-quality POWERBANDS® resistance bands, then it would make sense to want them to last as long as possible. This can be rather tricky due to the sheer amount of usage these bands get. To help you out, we thought it would be useful to compile a couple of tips that will help prolong your resistance bands. If this is something that you want to learn more about, read on for four tips that will help make your resistance bands last longer.

Check on Your Resistance Bands Regularly

Resistance bands don’t often snap with no warning. For the most part, resistance bands only snap when there is already pre-existing damage. Check for any small tears, cracks, or even small rocks or debris that could have been embedded into the material before you use your resistance band. If you notice any deformities or damage, replace your resistance band.

Store Your Resistance Bands Properly

The best way to store your resistance bands is rolled up in the carrying case provided when you purchase them. Ideally, store the case and bands in a dry place at room temperature. Don’t store the bands under tension or on top of another object, as this will disfigure them and you won’t have uniform resistance. Failing to store your bands properly will lead to unwanted breakages.

It would also be wise to keep your resistance bands away from direct sunlight or extreme cold, as these drastic temperature changes can negatively affect how long the latex and rubber resist bands last.

Do Not Overstretch Your Resistance Bands

Contrary to popular belief, there is a limit to how far you can stretch resistance bands. If you want the bands to last as long as possible, it’s crucial that you don’t overstretch them. This seems counterintuitive; after all, resistance bands are meant to be stretched. Most resistance band exercises are based on a specific range of motion. In this range of motion, you should rarely double the length of the band, because then it may break.

Never Use Soap On Your Resistance Bands

While it may seem like a good idea to use soap on your resistance bands so you can keep them clean, we highly advise that you never use soap on your bands. Do not use soap or any other detergent on the resistance bands to clean them. The chemicals for cleaning will damage the latex, which may lead to snapping. Do not attempt to submerge the resistance bands in water, as this will also cause them to deteriorate faster over time. Instead, use a damp cloth and gently wipe both sides of your resistance bands. Be sure to do this every time you notice that the bands are starting to get dirty. 


We hope this article proves to be useful when it comes to helping you extend the overall lifespan of your resistance bands. Be sure to keep all of these tips in mind so you can take good care of your resistance bands.

While knowing how to prolong the lifespan of your resistance bands is important, you will also need to find the right resistance bands. POWERBANDS® offers thebest resistance bands for home workouts in Australia, making them the perfect addition to your strength and glue training. We have a wide range of resistance bands you can use to power your exercises and sculpt your body more effectively. Check out our products today!