These inexpensive exercise tools are a convenient option for people of any age or fitness level. But don’t let their simplicity fool you. Resistance band exercises are surprisingly effective and offer many benefits over traditional free weights.
An inexpensive addition to your home gym equipment.
Resistance bands come in multiple resistance levels, usually light, medium or heavy. You can further adjust the amount of resistance during exercise just by giving more or less slack on the band, as well as by combining multiple resistance bands to increase the challenge.
Resistance band exercises are often based on familiar strength-training moves.
Various types of bands support different exercises. Most resistance bands are made from either cloth, elastic, and latex.
When you don’t have a lot of room for a home gym, resistance bands are a great option that store in very little space.
Because they are so small and portable, resistance bands are a great way to take your workout with you when you travel. There are many resistance band exercises that can easily be done in the small space of a hotel room.
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Resistance bands offer strength training without the risk of dropping a heavy weight on your foot or crushing your fingers between weight plates (happened to me SO many times).
Resistance bands are great for both post-workout stretches, as well as pre-workout mobility work. Typically, you are limited during stretches by your level of flexibility and range of motion, and many effective stretches even require another person to provide pressure to the muscle. Instead, you can use bands to assist with stretching to extend your reach and provide pressure, such as with lying down hamstring stretches. PowHERbands are also excellent for mobility work, such as improving ankle and hip mobility for squats.
One of the main advantages of resistance band exercises is the ability to provide continuous tension throughout the full range of motion. With free weights, there’s always some part of the movement when you don’t work straight against gravity. For example, when doing a biceps curl with dumbbells there’s almost no resistance when you get close to the shoulder. With elastic ropes there’s always resistance in every phase of the movement.
According to StrengthandConditioningResearch.com, training with elastics bands provides similar and sometimes even greater muscle activity as weight training. One major difference is that is involves a lower amount of force on the joints, which means that more stimulus can be provided to the muscles with less chance of injury. This is also good news for anyone with existing injuries or joint pain, because resistance bands may allow you to continue working out and performing exercises that you can’t with dumbbells.
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