If you’re looking for an easy way to get fit, think resistance bands.
They’re used in gyms, homes, offices, clinics … virtually everywhere.
Resistance bands are extremely effective and you’ll even find them used for physical rehabilitation.
People tend to overlook them … not realizing their effectiveness.
Just completing a few repetitions with the right tension will have your muscle fibers firing like crazy leaving you with a fulfilled workout.
People use them in conjunction with the bench press barbells, pull ups, and to compliment other forms of exercises.
You will find that some of the best resistance bands are used by Therapists coupled with cables or machine weights to help clients rehabilitate injuries and you will also find many athletes incorporating them with their weight training.
Each resistance band comes in different colors and sizes … each color representing the amount of tension.
Some come in tube types or bands and some come with or without handles.
Some people prefer them without the handles due to the possible risk of injury from the handles possibly snapping off during a routine.
With the plain bands, you can simply wrap them around your hands or step on them.
The ones with handles have the tendency to break or snap more often than the bands since the ends of the bands that are connected to the handles are the weakest part of the band.
Regardless of which type of band you use, it’s advisable for people to always check the bands for any wear, tear, or any flaw before use.
If you spot cracks or tear in the band, it’s highly recommended that you replace them.
We’ve performed intense routines with them and have seen them snap, hitting them in the hand or face.
Perfect for Traveling – You can take them with you anywhere.
Stuff them in your suitcase and use them in a hotel room, use them anywhere at home, or use them at a park.
Multiple Fitness Routines – Another major benefit is that you can execute more exercises with one band than you could with any home gym allowing you to target virtually every muscle group.
No Spotter Needed – Workout alone without a spotter.
Free weights generally require a spotter to prevent any type of injury but resistance bands can be used by you alone.
Affordable – Resistance bands are one of the most affordable fitness tools available.
Much cheaper than any other piece of home gym equipment.
Very Effective – So long as you’re not trying to join a body building contest, resistance bands are very effective when it comes to strengthening and toning.
Examples of exercise routines you can perform with resistance bands can be viewed at Theraband-exercises.