Use these five resistance band deals to build muscle without weights for under $20

Develop strength and improve your flexibility without breaking the bank with these resistance band deals

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You don't need a set of weights to build muscle. Resistance bands are more affordable, easier to store and arguably just as versatile; you can use them for everything from strength workouts to stretches to yoga classes. 

Many of the best resistance bands come in sets of varying thicknesses — thicker bands provide more resistance — so you can use different bands to suit different exercises, or pick up a thinner one if you're doing a more gentle stretch rather than banded biceps curls. 

Although they are generally lower-cost than weights, Prime Day offered the chance to save even more using some significant resistance band deals. And, though the annual sales even is now officially over, many deals remain. 

We've used our experience testing resistance bands to round up five of the best resistance band deals on Amazon to help you build muscle, develop strength, improve your flexibility and deepen yoga and Pilates stretches without breaking the bank. 

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Whatafit Resistance Bands Set | $39.66 $22.97 at Amazon

Whatafit Resistance Bands Set | $39.66, $22.97 at Amazon

This great-value set comes with five resistance bands, ranging from 10lbs to 50lbs. There are clips and handles at the end of each band so you can use them alone or anchor them to a door or other support. Don't miss out on this 42% discount. 

Fit Simplify Resistance Loop Exercise Bands |was $20.95$12.95 at Amazon

Fit Simplify Resistance Loop Exercise Bands | was $20.95, $12.95 at Amazon

This set comes with five looped bands at different resistance levels and a convenient carry case for when you're on the go. The bands are color-coded so you don't have to read small labels to find the right one mid-workout. There's 38% off right now too, saving you $8 on the regular price. 

Gritin Resistance Bandswas $11.98$8.98 at Amazon

Gritin Resistance Bands | was $11.98, $8.98 at Amazon

This is another set of looped, color-coded bands, but they also have easy-to-read star ratings for each resistance level. It's an affordable set anyway, but you can save an extra 25% right now. 

Allvocles Resistance Bands | was $29.99 now $19.99 at Amazon

Allvocles Resistance Bands | was $29.99, now $19.99 at Amazon

These durable long looped resistance bands are ideal for supporting you as you perform pull-ups. You can use them for plenty of other muscle-building exercises too, so don't miss out on this 33% discount. 

Hemacudy Resistance Bands Storage Rack |$29.99$15.99 at Amazon

Hemacudy Resistance Bands Storage Rack | $29.99, $15.99 at Amazon

Carry cases are convenient when you're on the go, but this resistance band storage rack is a much better way to stay organized at home. And if you have other equipment, workout gear or tools, you can use it to hang them up neatly too. 

Although there are plenty of great weights deals around, you may not be looking for a set of dumbbells or a new kettlebell. Adjustable dumbbells combine several in one, but you still need space to store them. 

However, resistance bands are a more affordable and easy to store alternative to weights, helping add some resistance to bodyweight exercises like squats and lunges, or you can use them to ease into yoga stretches as well. 

That said, after reading up on resistance bands vs weights, you may decide that you'd rather have a mix of equipment. If that's the case, check out this excellent anti-Prime Day $30 adjustable kettlebell deal at Best Buy.

James Frew
Fitness Editor

James is a London-based journalist and Fitness Editor at Fit&Well. He has over five years experience in fitness tech, including time spent as the Buyer’s Guide Editor and Staff Writer at technology publication MakeUseOf. In 2014 he was diagnosed with a chronic health condition, which spurred his interest in health, fitness, and lifestyle management.

In the years since, he has become a devoted meditator, experimented with workout styles and exercises, and used various gadgets to monitor his health. In recent times, James has been absorbed by the intersection between mental health, fitness, sustainability, and environmentalism. When not concerning himself with health and technology, James can be found excitedly checking out each week’s New Music Friday releases.