Best Resistance Band for Pull Ups: 2022 Reviews and Top Picks

This has been a fun couple of days! Finding the best resistance band for pull ups showed to be far more exciting than what I had imagined before starting my digging.


Well, there are LOADS of different bands available. And a lot of them – and I really mean A LOT, is plain garbage. Reading about the terrible user experiences some people have had with some of the models really made me laugh!

The fact is:

For a resistance band to be considered a useful product, it should be made from a rubber blend, making it both durable and elastic. And also, it shouldn’t break!

I’ve read almost 50 product descriptions – and countless user feedback to finally come up with a list of the three best pull up assist bands. Here they are:

Top Assisted Pull-Ups Band: 2022 Comparison Table





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Buyers Guide to Purchasing a Resistance Band for Pull Ups

Type of band

If you are using your resistance band for pull-ups, be sure to get a set that is properly dressed for the task! You’ve got tube resistance bands with handles, booty bands engineered to tone glutes (check out my best fabric resistance bands for glutes reviews!), bands meant for physical therapy, and also the figure eight-band.

Do you see where I’m going with this?

Not all of these bands can be used for assisted pull-ups…

The ones you want are the thick rubber bands, also known as a power resistance band – or loop bands.

The Resistance Band Color

The different resistance bands are separated by the resistance they provide. A thicker band means more resistance. The different resistance levels are divided and «coded» by the color of the band.

The typical colors are:

Blue: Heavy resistance. Perfect for people struggling with a single pull up

Green: Medium-heavy resistance. If you can do only a couple of pull-ups – this is your choice.

Purple: Medium resistance. An excellent choice if you do at least 6 pull-ups but want a couple of extra into the sets

Black: Light resistance. If you can do ten pull-ups but want to get those two or three extra for a full set!

Red: Almost no resistance. I would’ not use this as pull-up support.

Personally, I have a set containing all different resistances. That way, I can use my bands both for pull-ups – but also other exercises like:

  • Deadlifts
  • Squats
  • Push ups
  • Bicep curls
  • Shoulder press
  • Chin ups
  • And more…