October 22, 2021 4 min read

When it comes to keeping in shape and staying healthy, many people either choose to go to a gym or set up their own work out area at home. If you’re someone who prefers to workout at home, you might quickly realize just how expensive some gym equipment can be. If you go to a gym, you’ll have full use of many types of professional equipment, but then you have to deal with sharing it with a bunch of other sweaty people.

Whether you go to a fitness center, or you exercise in your own home gym, the exercise accessories from X Bands can help solve several of your problems. Keep reading to learn how we can help you achieve a better, safer workout with four of our must-have items.

 

Why Invest in Exercise Accessories if You Go to a Gym?

Before we get into reviewing some of our must-have accessories, let’s first take a look at why you might need them if you already go to a gym that has plenty of equipment. First, depending on the gym that you go to, chances are some of the equipment has seen better days. With dozens of people using it every day, things such as resistance bands, straps, and other items can become worn quickly.
Second, there’s the hygiene issue. With the world being focused on preventing the spread of COVID, most people go out of their way to wash their hands, use sanitizer, and wipe down equipment frequently. While all of this is well and good, what about the equipment that you can’t really sanitize? Porous materials can become breeding grounds for bacteria and viruses. Bringing your own weight lifting accessories and resistance bands means you won’t have to use stuff that a bunch of other people have used.
Finally, there’s the comfort and convenience factor. How many times do you try to use gym equipment and either it’s already being used by another person or it’s adjusted to fit the person who used it last? If you bring your own exercise accessories, you’ll never have to wait to perform the exercises you want to do, and you’ll always know that they are perfectly adjusted and fitted for your needs.

Image of a woman performing a squat using a barbell pad from X Bands
 Image of ankle strap attachments from X Bands

Foot and Ankle Straps

One of the most effective ways to build your leg and glute muscles is through targeted exercises known as cable kickbacks. Unlike traditional squats which also work the legs and glutes, cable kickbacks do a much better job of isolating the specific muscles you’re trying to target. The next time you’re ready to hit the cable machine, don’t worry about having to hunt down the attachments you need — bring your own ankle straps. For a quality velcro strap that goes around your foot instead of your ankle, try these foot attachment straps from X Bands.

Working out at home and don’t have a cable machine? You can still get a great glute workout using our popular Booty Building Kit!

Leg Suppression Bands

If you’re looking for a better, more efficient way to get stronger and boost muscle mass in your legs, these leg suppression bands from X Bands are the key. Many people have never tried using suppression bands before, but it’s a technique that’s been used for decades. By restricting blood flow, you’re able to use lighter weights but still get the same level of strength training benefits.

Our suppression bands are perfect for squats and leg extensions, and they come in multiple sizes. Simply place them as high as you can on your leg without restricting movement, and just make sure that they aren’t too tight. If your leg starts to tingle and turns white or blue, it’s too tight! For more tips and information, visit our page on suppression bands.

Image of a woman wearing leg suppression bands from X Bands
Set of 5 X-Bands resistance bands in various colors

Foot Sliders With Straps

Looking for the ultimate arm and ab workout with just one exercise? If you’ve ever engaged in a heart-pounding round of mountain climbers, you know just what we’re talking about! But did you know that adding sliders to your feet can help you ramp up your workout even more? While traditional mountain climbers just have you “jumping” from one horizontal knee bend to the next, with foot sliders, your core is continuously engaged because it doesn’t get a break in between jumps.

Whether you work out at home or at a gym, foot sliders are an easy way to get more for your effort. Check out these sliders with straps. They’re easy to tuck away in your gym bag and come with a comfortable strap so you don’t have to worry about them coming off of your feet.

If you’re looking for quality exercise accessories that will help you get the most out of your workout, we encourage you to shop X Bands. Not only will you find strong and affordable gear that is made to last, consider our products an investment in your safety as well. You’ll no longer have to worry about using straps that a million other people have used. Enjoy a safe, hygienic, and effective workout with the help of X Bands! Shop our website today.