Body Solid’s range of variable resistance lifting bands provide you with an easy way to intensify your workout; resulting in increased strength; speed and acceleration. 41 long by 1 3/4 wide; the blue band provides heavy resistance making it ideal for higher intensity training. Made of strong rubber; the band is highly cost-effective; allowing you to perform a wide range of exercises from a single band. This heavy band is ideal for lower body exercises and stronger bench presses. It also offers great overall body conditioning results and can be used for stretching; rehabilitation; jumping; aerobics and for increased resistance towards bicep and tricep exercises. Why use lifting bands? Lifting bands offer a contrasting method in an exercise program where the weight resistance changes at different points in a lift. Using bands will make the weight increase through the concentric and eccentric portions of a lift that will result in greater speed and acceleration.