My client Sue has the goal of being able to do an unassisted pull-up. She is in her 70s.
She started out using the thickest green band, and this band provided a lot of assistance.
She progressed to using the slightly thinner blue band.
Today for the first time, she tried the red band. This band offers significantly less assistance.
As that went well, we tried the thinnest white band, and she managed to do a solid rep.
With a little more work, hopefully Sue will reach her goal of being able to do an unassisted pull-up really soon.
Sue has been performing many other pull-up regressions, which have allowed her to maximize the effectiveness of this variation. Performing other pull-up regressions (I include all of them in my pull-up program) are vital as they serve as stepping stones to being able to do band assisted pull-ups, and finally regular pull-ups. You can’t expect to be successful if you skip from A to Z.
Many people use the band long before they are ready, and therefore never make progress. Because of this, I do not introduce band assisted pull-ups until phase 3 of my pull-up program.