Why should I use resistance bands?
Resistance bands are really versatile, effective tools which can be used to build strength, flexibility and balance. It’s possible to do a full body workout using a single resistance band. Resistance bands are great to use as a warm-up tool before you begin your workout. Everything you can do with weights, you can do with resistance bands, from bicep curls, shoulder press and bet over rows, to lat raises and lat pull-downs. Resistance bands are great for building muscle. Muscle burns calories whilst at rest so if fat loss is one of your goals, build muscle, it’s a great way to burn fat. Resistance bands have different levels of resistance so you can choose how light or heavy you want your workout to be.
As well as all of this, resistance bands are great for assistance during your workout. For instance, you can loop one around your pull-up bar, then either stand or kneel on the band as you pull yourself up on your bar. As you get stronger, you can remove the band and execute your pull-ups without it.
Another great benefit of resistance bands is that they are lightweight, portable and easy to throw into your bag and carry around with you. They also take up little room so they’re easy to store away when you’re not using them.