The 51 Best Loop Bands Exercises

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  1. 1. Loop Band Shoulder Squeeze

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    189,750 SETS LOGGED
    44 mSCORE

    Loop Band Shoulder Squeeze is an isolation exercise that primarily targets your back, but also hits your shoulders, traps, and triceps. The use of a loop band increases tension as you progress through the movement, making this a great exercise for developing strength near the end of your range of motion. This is a great addition later in your workout when you really want to fatigue your back, and build some muscle.

  2. 2. Loop Band Bicep Curl

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    123,269 SETS LOGGED
    21 mSCORE

    Similar to other curls, this isolation exercise targets the biceps. Using a loop band increases tension as you progress through the movement. This is a great variation for learning how to do curls, building muscle mass and developing strength at the top of the movement.

  3. 3. Loop Band Standing Tricep Extension

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    115,621 SETS LOGGED
    14 mSCORE

    Targeting the triceps, this standing exercise uses a loop band to add resistance to the extension movement. It's effective for isolating the triceps, promoting muscle tone, and strength without the need for heavy weights. The loop band's versatility also allows for adjustments in resistance, making it a suitable exercise for both beginners and advanced individuals.

  4. 4. Loop Band Good Morning

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    112,239 SETS LOGGED
    57.4 mSCORE

    This exercise is a variation on Good Mornings. Like Good Mornings, this exercise is a compound exercise that primarily targets muscles in the rear chain (backside of the body), but especially the hamstrings, and lower back. Using a Loop Band to add resistance allows you to have more resistance at the top of the movement than the bottom.

  5. 5. Loop Band Bent Over Row

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    109,763 SETS LOGGED
    35.3 mSCORE

    A compound exercise, the Loop Band Bent Over Row targets the back, shoulders, and biceps. It offers the benefit of adjustable resistance through band tension, making it versatile for strength levels. The movement enhances back strength and posture.

  6. 6. Loop Band Hammer Curl

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    104,174 SETS LOGGED
    28.5 mSCORE

    Similar to other hammer curls, this isolation exercise targets the biceps, and emphasizes the long head of the biceps. The use of a loop band gives you plenty of freedom with your range of motion, while also increasing the tension as you progress through the movement. This increasing tension makes this a fantastic exercise for building strength at the top of your curl.

  7. 7. Loop Band Single Arm Tricep Extension

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    102,081 SETS LOGGED
    17.5 mSCORE

    Loop Band Single Arm Tricep Extension is an isolation exercise that targets your triceps. By targeting one side at a time, you prevent any compensation for strength discrepancies between sides. The use of a loop band allows for increasing tension as you progress through your range of motion.

  8. 8. Loop Band Seated Row

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    101,541 SETS LOGGED
    29.2 mSCORE

    Similar to other Seated Row variations, this is a compound back exercise. The use of a loop band allows for increasing tension as you progress through the movement. This is especially useful if you’re looking to develop strength at the end of your rows. The downside is that there is less tension as you extend your arms, so focus on squeezing your shoulder blades together at the end of the movement.

  9. 9. Loop Band Pull Up

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    88,940 SETS LOGGED
    20.7 mSCORE

    Similar to other Pull Up variations, this is a compound exercise that primarily targets your back. This is an assisted variation which is great for anyone looking to build the strength needed to perform a full set of Pull Ups. Unlike some other assisted variations, the use of a loop band allows for the assistance to decrease as you move closer and closer to the bar.

  10. 10. Loop Band Side Step

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    75,523 SETS LOGGED
    46 mSCORE

    This lateral movement exercise strengthens the hips, glutes, and thighs, improving stability and promoting muscle balance. The loop band adds resistance to each step, increasing the effectiveness of the movement for strengthening the abductor muscles and enhancing overall lower body power and agility.

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  1. 11. Loop Band Lat Pulldown

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    72,425 SETS LOGGED
    29.8 mSCORE

    This exercise mimics the traditional Lat Pulldown machine workout, targeting the latissimus dorsi. The loop band variation allows for a focus on form and control, offering a portable and versatile alternative to gym equipment.

  2. 12. Loop Band Push Up

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    70,654 SETS LOGGED
    36.1 mSCORE

    This enhanced push-up variation introduces resistance via a loop band to increase the intensity of the classic bodyweight exercise. Placing the band across the back and under the hands, it adds tension during the push-up motion, amplifying the work required by the chest, shoulders, and triceps. This variation not only strengthens these muscle groups more effectively but also encourages core engagement and stability throughout the movement.

  3. 13. Loop Band Glute Kickback

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    70,402 SETS LOGGED
    27.1 mSCORE

    An isolation exercise, the Loop Band Glute Kickback targets the glutes with enhanced resistance from the loop band. It's excellent for sculpting and strengthening the glutes, offering a range of motion and resistance not easily achieved with weights.

  4. 14. Loop Band Standing Ab Twist

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    61,909 SETS LOGGED
    28.2 mSCORE

    This core-centric exercise utilizes the loop band to add resistance to the twisting motion, engaging the obliques and entire abdominal region. It helps in developing rotational strength and flexibility, important for athletic performance and daily activities. The standing position also challenges the stabilizer muscles, enhancing overall core stability and posture.

  5. 15. Loop Band Shoulder External Rotation

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    59,849 SETS LOGGED
    18.9 mSCORE

    Focusing on the rotator cuff muscles, this exercise enhances shoulder stability and mobility. The external rotation movement with the loop band resistance strengthens the shoulder's external rotators, crucial for injury prevention and rehabilitation. It’s suitable for all fitness levels and is especially beneficial for athletes and individuals seeking to improve shoulder health.

  6. 16. Loop Band Face Pull

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    59,841 SETS LOGGED
    36 mSCORE

    This exercise targets the rear deltoids, traps, and upper back, promoting shoulder health and posture. The loop band adds a variable resistance, making it more accessible and effective than cable variations.

  7. 17. Loop Band Standing Hip Adduction

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    59,053 SETS LOGGED
    56.8 mSCORE

    This exercise is a loop band variation of the Standing Hip Adduction. The loop band allows for greater resistance than the bodyweight variation. This exercise primarily targets the adductors, and is an effective way to help improve lower body strength and hip stability.

  8. 18. Loop Band Standing Chest Press

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    57,786 SETS LOGGED
    22 mSCORE

    Simulating the bench press motion, this standing variation targets the chest, shoulders, and triceps. The loop band provides progressive resistance, allowing for a full range of motion and increased muscle activation. This exercise offers the benefits of pressing movements without the need for heavy equipment, making it accessible and versatile for home workouts.

  9. 19. Loop Band Standing Hip Abduction

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    56,962 SETS LOGGED
    53 mSCORE

    This isolation exercise primarily targets your abductors. The use of a loop band gives you more control over the resistance. By performing this exercise while standing and balancing on one leg, this can be a great way to develop functional strength and stability in your hips.

  10. 20. Loop Band Standing Incline Chest Press

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    48,433 SETS LOGGED
    69.9 mSCORE

    Focusing on the upper chest and front shoulders, this variation uses a loop band to replicate the incline press. The standing position engages the core and lower body for stability, offering a comprehensive upper body workout that enhances muscle tone and strength. The loop band's adjustable tension allows for a controlled and effective workout, suitable for home or gym settings.

  11. 21. Loop Band Chin Up

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    45,435 SETS LOGGED
    51.3 mSCORE

    The Loop Band Chin Up uses a looped resistance band attached to a pull-up bar to assist with the chin-up motion. This variation is perfect for beginners or those working on improving their upper body strength, as the band helps lift some of the body's weight, making the chin-up more accessible.

  12. 22. Loop Band Standing Decline Chest Press

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    41,227 SETS LOGGED
    40.7 mSCORE

    Targeting the lower chest muscles, this exercise is performed standing, using a loop band to mimic the decline press movement. It provides an effective way to isolate and strengthen the lower pectorals, enhancing the chest's overall definition. The band's resistance can be easily adjusted, making this variation suitable for various fitness levels while also engaging the core due to the standing position.

  13. 23. Loop Band Shoulder External Rotation at 90°

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    40,872 SETS LOGGED
    38 mSCORE

    Performed with the elbow bent at a 90-degree angle, this variation targets the rotator cuff in a position that is common in daily activities and sports. The loop band provides adjustable resistance, making it an effective way to strengthen the shoulder muscles responsible for external rotation, enhance stability, and prevent injuries.

  14. 24. Loop Band High Pull

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    37,071 SETS LOGGED
    36.3 mSCORE

    This compound movement works the shoulders, traps, and upper back. The loop band creates an adaptable resistance, making it easier on the joints compared to barbell high pulls while still promoting strength and muscle growth.

  15. 25. Loop Band Single Arm Incline Chest Press

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    36,388 SETS LOGGED
    50.6 mSCORE

    Similar to other Bench Press variations, this compound exercise primarily targets the chest, shoulders, and triceps. By performing this exercise on a single side, there is a greater need to recruit your core, as well as prevents you from compensating for any discrepancies in strength between sides. The incline of the bench places more emphasis on your upper chest and shoulders, while the use of loops bands allows for increasing resistance as progress throughout your range of motion.

  16. 26. Loop Band Shoulder Internal Rotation at 90°

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    34,256 SETS LOGGED
    34.7 mSCORE

    Optimizing the rotator cuff's strength at a functional angle, this exercise focuses on internal rotation with the arm at a 90-degree angle. The loop band allows for controlled resistance, aiding in the development of shoulder stability and strength, which is essential for both daily activities and athletic performance.

  17. 27. Loop Band Seated Shoulder Press

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    33,556 SETS LOGGED
    45.7 mSCORE

    Performed seated with a loop band, this exercise focuses on shoulder and upper body strength. The seated position ensures stability and allows for concentrated effort on the deltoids as the band provides resistance throughout the press motion. This variation is excellent for isolating the shoulders, enhancing muscular endurance, and can be particularly beneficial for individuals with limited lower body mobility.

  18. 28. Loop Band Back Squat

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    31,965 SETS LOGGED
    78.2 mSCORE

    Loop Band Back Squat is a variation of squats. Like other squats, this compound movement primarily targets the quadriceps. The use of a loop band allows for more resistance than simply body weight, especially at the top of the movement. As you descend into the squat, the tension on the loop band will decrease making this a great variation for anyone with limited mobility in a deep squat position.

  19. 29. Loop Band Negative Pull Up

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    29,659 SETS LOGGED
    26 mSCORE

    Similar to the Negative Chin Up but with a wider, overhand grip, the Loop Band Negative Pull Up targets the lats, biceps, and shoulders. The loop band provides assistance, allowing the practitioner to focus on a slow and controlled descent, enhancing muscle endurance and strength.

  20. 30. Loop Band Single Arm Fly

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    29,559 SETS LOGGED
    28.3 mSCORE

    This exercise targets the chest and shoulder muscles, emphasizing unilateral movement to improve muscle balance and joint stability. The loop band adds tension throughout the motion, enhancing the activation of the pectoral muscles and providing a unique challenge compared to traditional weightlifting. It's effective for sculpting the chest, improving posture, and can be easily adjusted for all fitness levels.

  21. 31. Loop Band Deadlift

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    29,192 SETS LOGGED
    52.3 mSCORE

    A compound exercise, the Loop Band Deadlift focuses on the posterior chain, including the hamstrings, glutes, and lower back. Using a loop band offers progressive resistance, improving form and strength over traditional deadlifts.

  22. 32. Loop Band Front Squat

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    27,169 SETS LOGGED
    79.7 mSCORE

    Loop Band Front Squat is a variation on the more standard Front Squat. Like other Squat variations, this compound exercise primarily targets the quadriceps. The use of a loop band allows you to add more resistance to this exercise, especially at the top of the movement. This is a great exercise for anyone with mobility limitations, and struggles to keep good form at the bottom of their squats.

  23. 33. Loop Band Wide Grip Pull Up

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    25,498 SETS LOGGED
    61.8 mSCORE

    Adds resistance to wide grip pull-ups using a loop band, increasing difficulty and muscle engagement in the lats, shoulders, and arms. This variation is perfect for those seeking to progress in their pull-up performance while focusing on upper body strength and endurance.

  24. 34. Loop Band Sumo Deadlift

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    24,276 SETS LOGGED
    59.4 mSCORE

    Incorporating the wide stance of the sumo deadlift, this variation uses a loop band to provide resistance, targeting the glutes, hamstrings, and inner thighs. It's an effective lower body exercise that also engages the lower back and core, improving posture, strength, and flexibility. The loop band allows for a controlled lift, reducing strain on the spine compared to traditional weights.

  25. 35. Loop Band Push Up on Knees

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    23,672 SETS LOGGED
    62.9 mSCORE

    Modifies the traditional push-up by incorporating a loop band for added resistance and performing the exercise on the knees to reduce intensity. This variation targets the chest, shoulders, triceps, and core, with the loop band increasing resistance as the arms extend, enhancing muscle activation and growth. Ideal for beginners or those rehabilitating from injury, this exercise strengthens the upper body while minimizing strain, providing a scalable challenge as strength and confidence grow.

  26. 36. Loop Band Negative Chin Up

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    19,861 SETS LOGGED
    28.4 mSCORE

    Focusing on the eccentric (lowering) phase of the chin-up, the Loop Band Negative Chin Up uses a looped resistance band for assistance. This exercise emphasizes controlled descent, improving strength and muscle growth in the biceps, forearms, and back, and is ideal for building up to unassisted chin-ups.

  27. 37. Loop Band Shoulder Internal Rotation

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    19,702 SETS LOGGED
    1.5 mSCORE

    This exercise targets the internal rotator muscles of the shoulder, improving strength and stability. With the loop band, it provides a safe and effective method to enhance the muscular balance within the shoulder complex, critical for maintaining joint health and function. It's particularly useful for individuals recovering from shoulder injuries or looking to prevent them.

  28. 38. Loop Band Squat to Shoulder Press

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    18,526 SETS LOGGED
    80.1 mSCORE

    Combining a squat with a shoulder press, this compound exercise targets the lower body, core, and shoulders in one efficient movement. The loop band increases resistance during the press, intensifying the workout and maximizing muscle engagement. This variation not only builds strength and power but also improves coordination and balance, making it a versatile exercise for full-body conditioning.

  29. 39. Loop Band Superman Press

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    14,241 SETS LOGGED
    22.3 mSCORE

    This exercise is a more complex variation of the superman. Like a standard superman, this exercise primarily targets your back, lower back, glutes, and hamstrings. In addition to the usual benefits of a superman, the added movement gives you more range of motion to help engage your back.

  30. 40. Loop Band Pulse Lunge

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    11,357 SETS LOGGED
    67.8 mSCORE

    Loop Band Pulse Lunge is a variation on the more standard Lunge. Similar to other Lunge variations, this compound exercise primarily targets the quadriceps. Unlike other variations, this exercise doesn’t progress you through a full lunge, but instead has you pulse up and down from a shallow to a deep lunge. This keeps more tension in your legs throughout the exercise without allowing you to rest as you return to the starting position. The use of a loop band allows you to add resistance to the movement, especially at the top.

  31. 41. Loop Band Overhead Pull Apart

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    9,572 SETS LOGGED
    20.9 mSCORE

    A dynamic exercise targeting the posterior shoulder muscles, upper back, and improving shoulder mobility. By pulling the loop band apart overhead, it effectively engages the rear deltoids, rhomboids, and traps, essential for enhancing posture and reducing the risk of shoulder injuries. The overhead motion increases shoulder flexibility and strength, making it an excellent addition to both warm-up routines and strength training sessions.

  32. 42. Loop Band Single Arm Archer Pull

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    9,370 SETS LOGGED
    19.2 mSCORE

    Mimicking the action of drawing a bow, this exercise isolates the upper back, shoulders, and arms with a focus on unilateral strength and stability. The loop band provides adjustable resistance, allowing for a full range of motion and engagement of the muscles in a unique way that promotes balance, coordination, and functional strength. It's especially beneficial for those looking to enhance their pulling capabilities and for athletes in sports requiring strong unilateral upper body strength.

  33. 43. Loop Band Romanian Deadlift

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    9,179 SETS LOGGED
    50.8 mSCORE

    Targeting the posterior chain, including the hamstrings, glutes, and lower back, this variation uses a loop band to add resistance to the hinge movement. The band's tension increases as you stand, mimicking the resistance profile of traditional weightlifting while being gentler on the lower back. This exercise improves flexibility, strength, and posture, making it a valuable addition to lower body and core training routines.

  34. 44. Loop Band Standing Single Arm Row

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    6,035 SETS LOGGED
    28.8 mSCORE

    This exercise emphasizes the back, biceps, and shoulders, utilizing a loop band for resistance. It allows for a focused, unilateral workout, helping to correct imbalances and strengthen the core due to the stability required. The standing single arm row is excellent for improving posture, enhancing muscular endurance, and can be adapted for all fitness levels.

  35. 45. Loop Band Straight-Arm Pull Down

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    5,085 SETS LOGGED
    19.7 mSCORE

    This exercise targets the latissimus dorsi, engaging the core and arms in a standing position. Using a loop band to simulate the pull-down motion, it offers a portable alternative to machine workouts, enhancing back strength and muscle definition. The straight-arm variation focuses on lat engagement, promoting better posture and upper body strength.

  36. 46. Loop Band Seated Single Arm Row

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    4,729 SETS LOGGED
    22.9 mSCORE

    This exercise targets the back, shoulders, and biceps by mimicking the rowing motion with a loop band. Performed seated, it allows for focused engagement of the muscles and the ability to adjust resistance easily by changing the band tension. This unilateral exercise helps in correcting muscle imbalances and strengthening the core due to the stabilization required during the movement.

  37. 47. Standing Loop Band Hamstring Curl

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    2,561 SETS LOGGED
    21.4 mSCORE

    Performed standing, this variation targets the hamstrings with the added challenge of maintaining balance, engaging the core and stabilizer muscles. The loop band provides adjustable resistance, allowing for a focused workout on the hamstrings while also improving posture and functional strength. It's versatile and suitable for a range of fitness levels, offering benefits

  38. 48. Loop Band Leg Press

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    1,315 SETS LOGGED
    68.6 mSCORE

    Simulating a Leg Press, the loop band offers lower body strength training without the need for heavy machinery. This variation allows adjustable resistance, focusing on the quads, hamstrings, and glutes with improved safety.

  39. 49. Loop Band Plank Row

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    968 SETS LOGGED
    32.6 mSCORE

    Combining the core stabilization benefits of a plank with the upper body strength development of a row, this exercise challenges multiple muscle groups simultaneously. The loop band adds resistance to the rowing motion, increasing the engagement of the back, shoulders, and arms, while maintaining a plank position intensifies the workout for the core muscles. It's a comprehensive exercise that enhances coordination, strength, and stability.

  40. 50. Loop Band Side Plank Row

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    778 SETS LOGGED
    41.3 mSCORE

    Integrating the core-strengthening benefits of a side plank with the back and arm engagement of a row, this challenging variation uses a loop band to add resistance. It targets the obliques, shoulders, and upper back, enhancing core stability and upper body strength in a single movement.

  41. 51. Loop Band Hip Thrust

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    571 SETS LOGGED
    16.1 mSCORE

    Focusing on the glutes and hamstrings, this variation introduces an adjustable resistance with the loop band, enhancing the thrust movement's effectiveness for building strength and muscle in the lower body. It's superior for isolating the glutes compared to traditional hip thrusts.