Blue band exercises are mobility exercises, great for anybody with limited movement or strength. For example, if you’re carrying an injury or have mobility issues – then use this as a regression on this station.
Yellow band exercises are intended for anybody starting the programme or looking to build strength in a particular area. Use this to begin with and if too easy try progressing to red. Alternatively use this as a regression if you’re feeling a particular exercise difficult.
Red band exercises are progressions on the yellow band and include a greater level of technical ability. These will typically overload muscles by using different types of muscle contractions or include a greater range of movement to make the exercise tougher.
Purple band exercises are advanced level exercises intended to create greater muscle stimulus and physical adaptations. This may include a heavier weight, more complex skill, or a tougher form of muscle contraction to generate an even tougher workout.
Black band exercises are extremely advanced exercises and a progression on the purple band. These will typically feature a high level of skill, coordination, balance and strength and challenge the body from all angles.
Here are two examples, taken from one of our sessions: