Resembling an actual bow you might use for target practice, fitness bows are a great piece of gear to add to your resistance training routine. They feature forked ends you can attach resistance bands to to create a more intense workout, and can be used in a variety of positions to target different muscle groups. For example, to amplify your squats, you can hold the bow on your shoulders with the bands underneath your feet. Ahead, we rounded up some of the best models on the market, all built with tough materials like aluminum and built to withstand heavy loads. They also come with included bands, so you don’t have to buy those separately.
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1. Gorilla Fitness Bow
This bow provides you with four bands totaling 110 pounds of adjustable resistance.
Pros: It also includes a band wrap and carrying bag. It’s offered in a lighter version, a travel-specific style and a model for heavy lifters looking for enhanced resistance.
Cons: The bands may not be long enough to do curls with.
2. Tikaton Bow
Including four tension cables, this bow delivers a total of 107 pounds of resistance.
Pros: The middle of the bar features soft, non-slip foam for a padded grip. It provides tools for assembly and a bag to store your bands.
Cons: It comes with two pieces you need to screw together.
3. Shinyever Bow
Unlike the others on our list, this bow comes with six anti-snap bands offering 10 to 110 pounds of resistance.
Pros: The bar is also equipped with high-density foam padding. It comes with tools for assembly, a handle bag for the bow and a pouch to hold the bands.
Cons: This one also requires more effort to set up.