5 Reasons to Train with Resistance Bands.

  1. They are LIGHTWEIGHT & VERSATILE.
    They essentially allow you to replicate cable -pulley movements at a fraction of the cost/ size/ accessibility etc. All you need to do is attach the band to a stationary object (or simply stand on it!) and pull to create resistance at the opposite end. The less lack in the band, the greater the tension and the harder the exercise will be. Resistance bands are versatile in that you can preform a wide range of exercises using them, hit various muscle groups and also modify the difficulty to suit limitations or provide challenges.
  2. They are PORTABLE.
    Unlike cables, resistance bands can be taken with you in your suitcase when traveling, used in a home gym, thrown into your gym bag and taken either to the gym or park or friends house…anywhere! They provide instant access to a workout!
  3. They are AFFORDABLE.
    For less than $50, you can find complete kits that provide a set of five colored tube style bands which would provide a variety of resistance/strengths. Some packages even come with detachable loops, handles, ankle straps etc.
  4. They are DURABLE.
    Quality bands can withstand over 20,000 stretches before they begin to lose elasticity. Under normal conditions, this is between 1-2 years of moderate use…for under $50, say what?
  5. The list of EXERCISES are ENDLESS.
    You can literally hit every muscle group with resistance bands and actually get a really good workout from bands and body weight alone. Don’t believe me? Put some of the following exercises to the test!

    CHECK OUT THE LIST BELOW FOR RESISTANCE BAND EXERCISES FOR EACH MUSCLE GROUP!

CHEST
– Standing Low Fly
– Standing Incline Chest Press

BACK
– Lat Pull Downs
– Seated Rows
– Standing Flys
– Laying Pull Overs
– Straight Arm Pull Downs

SHOULDERS
– Standing Reverse Fly
– Bent Over Lat Raises
– Arnold Press
– Upright Rows

ARMS
– Tricep Kickbacks
– Overhead Extensions
– Press Downs
– Concentration Curls
– Hammer Curls

LEGS
– Toe Press
– Standing Calf Raise
– Adductor Raises
– Abductor Raises
– Legg Extensions
– Prone One-Leg Curl
– Leg Press
– Squat

ABS
– Standing Obliques
– Kneeling Crunch
– Horizontal Woodchop

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