Bands used in the NBA and other professional sports
Quantum Performance Bands, or Q-Bands, are a Resistance Performance/ Rehab Training tool that helps with improving functional strength and power patterns, and programming coordination/ alignment of the body. Motor control and strength training. They are a high-performance resistance band system that allows for a multitude of exercises, applicable to many different joints of the body, catered to an individual’s specific needs.
“I’ve never felt so connected to my body when I go out to play… I feel connected through my core, which allowed me to engage my whole body for my sport in a very mindful and powerful way”
- elite professional athlete feedback on the Q Bands
Q Bands for professional athletes, rising athletes, weekend athletes, practitioners, & patients recovering from injury!
The Q Bands were created because there are impactful benefits to performance, longevity, and injury risk reduction. Please feel free to contact us to learn about our physical therapy team and utilization of the Quantum Performance bands! This blog focuses on the enhancement of sport specific preparation and readiness however future writing will include some of the following benefits:
- increased core activation,
- enhanced sport specific moves,
- maximized athletic talent,
- build strength/ speed/ stamina,
- optimized locomotion,
- develop pro-level precision & control,
- mobility, and flexibility improvements,
- psychological and physiological preparedness,
- enhance proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitations,
- and many more!
This movement enhancement tool brings a plethora of benefits to both the athlete and the health practitioners: physical therapist, athletic trainers, biomechanists, and personal trainers. This product was developed along some of the most elite athletes in the world, and as they continue to realize their potential and legacy in sport, it is our goal to reach every aspiring athlete and increase the standard of care across the world!
The band system attaches to multiple points (waist, wrists, thighs, ankles, and more) that allows for resisted movements and exercises to increase core activation while targeting specific areas on an athlete’s body. The band system is very versatile as it can be used in any setting or environment, and it allows for medical professionals to add resistance to their training/ rehabilitative protocols and progressions.
Quantum Performance Bands
Dr. Andy Barr, DPT has been working in professional sport, with elite athletes across the NBA–WNBA–EPL–MLS–NFL for over 20 years. His unique experience across different sports has led him to build Quantum Performance and to developing a system that allows for creative resistance custom tailored to an athlete’s specific needs. Fundamental to Dr. Barr’s custom approach is engaging an athlete’s core/ center of mass to decrease injury potential and enhance performance. Research evidence suggests that the core is more activated when resistance bands are applied across the body.
Dr. Barr has a very creative mind and has always been interested in emerging sports technologies. He has utilized many products and grew tired of waiting for a product that allowed him to bring even more value to the athletes he was working with.
While working with band systems for many years, Andy needed something more… he wanted something that was all encompassing for an athlete to hit both a very specific region of the body and the entire general body as a whole—“Zoomed in and zoomed out.” He also wanted the product to impact an athlete’s coordination / motor control of the whole body, with different attachments to be applied to different parts of the body. Something that was of very high quality and trustworthy for athletes to use, with durability and mindfulness built into the product.
Out of this pursuit, the Q Bands were created because the benefit was impactful to performance, longevity, and injury risk reduction. This blog focuses on the enhancement of sport specific preparation and readiness however future writing will include some of the following benefits: increased core activation, enhanced sport specific moves, maximized athletic talent, build strength/ speed/ stamina, optimized locomotion, develop pro-level precision & control, mobility and flexibility improvements, enhanced psychological and physiological preparedness, enhance proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitations, and many more!
Resistance Bands for Warm-up and much more
Andy created a product that integrated all his philosophies, one system that was versatile to apply to different body sizes/ shapes and able to be used in many different environments with ease. While there are many benefits to using the Q Bands, a key area is in sport readiness.
Bands for warmup
As the physical therapist to countless elite athletes, Andy applied the Qbands in a sport-specific manner to assist an athlete’s readiness for performance. Players reported feeling enhanced body connectivity and connected movements that directly improved movements/ actions when playing games…
Optimal Sport Preparation and Readiness
One professional athlete reported, “OMG I’ve never felt so connected to my body when I go out to play… I feel connected through my core, which allowed me to engage my whole body for my sport in a very mindful and powerful way”
Kevin Durant warm-up bands
The use of Q bands started in the realm of training and as athletes experienced the power of deeply connecting to their movement systems, they started applying the bands to their game preparation. The results and growing use of the Q bands across professional sports has spoken for itself… there is a direct transfer of preparation to competition, yielding big time in-game results. These benefits are being realized by the most elite athletes in the world, and our goal is to bring this powerful tool to athletes of all stages, all across the world.
NBA warm-up bands
Dr. Andy Barr’s experience in elite sport includes him practicing physical therapy with NBA teams and players. His respect around the league, and the results realized by the elite players he has the opportunity to work, garnered interest from other athletes and his physical therapist/ athletic trainer colleagues around Andy Barr's game preparation strategies and the use of the Q Band System.
Andy shares his knowledge and philosophers openly with a spirit of collaboration and improving the standard of care for all athletes, and especially working to reduce injury risk! Other DPTs and ATCs have adopted the Q Band system for training and game preparation, continuing the spread of this versatile resistant band training system.
Q Bands for game prep
If you are interested in taking your training and game preparation to the next level to maximize your potential, you can get your own set of the Quantum Performance Bands, take a look here at our product page! We have a limited quantity available right now!