Resistance Bands for Strength Training

 By Neon Teng | Published on June 22, 2022

Resistance Bands for Strength Training

What are Resistance Bands

Resistance Bands or workout bands are lightweight elastic bands that were initially used for recovery physically therapy. However, nowadays it is also use as a versatile tool that is extremely effective for strength building, and stability training. Moreover,  they are a significant addition to your fitness routine that allow you to constantly be challenged as you progress in your fitness journey. Furthermore, it allows you to train specific muscle groups without overdoing it as they provide external resistance force without excessive stress to the joints.

Benefits of Resistance Bands

Assistance Tools –Resistance Band allows you to progress with difficult exercises such as pull-ups by supporting your weight. This is great if you are unable to start off with some more advanced exercises and require a bit of help.

Safer Option –One big benefit of resistance bands compared to traditional weights is, they are a safer alternative for older people or people who are suffering from any physical injuries.

Versatility –Resistance Bands allow you to train almost any muscle group with the added effect of being budget-friendly and lightweight. Hence, they come in a variety of sizes and lengths to fit your fitness needs.

Simple Exercises with Resistance Bands

Assisted Pull-ups –Resistance Band is a great tool if you’re having problems performing pull-ups as they help support your weight so you are able to focus on your form and technique.

Banded Squats –Using Bands when performing squats put extra pressure on your glutes and abductors. This allows you to maintain squat form and work those glutes.

Banded Push-Ups –Banded push-ups similar to assisted pull-ups can help you focus on your form when doing the exercise by supporting your weight. However, you could also use the bands to increase resistance during the push-up to increase the intensity as well.

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