The Benefits of Training With Resistance Bands

There are many products available which are designed to help you in your health and fitness journey, regardless of what your ultimate goal is. One of these products is resistance bands, which have become hugely popular and for good reason! They are a great way to exercise without having to leave the house, and are a perfect alternative for people who don’t have a gym close-by or who simply can’t afford to go to the gym – resistance bands are incredibly cost effective and a full set is usually available for under £20. That’s not all they’re good for though, here are some key benefits of training with resistance bands:

  1.  Versatility for various fitness levels: no matter your fitness level, resistance bands are suitable for all abilities. In a complete set will include a light, medium and heavy band (with handles), with the ability to increase the resistance by tightening the slack when used. Additionally, you can combine various difficulty bands to make the workout harder or easier.
  2. Excellent For Whole-Body Exercises: a resistance band workout can be incredibly comprehensive – targeting the whole body, including legs, abs, arms and back. There are dozens of exercises that you can try to focus on various muscle groups. Whether you are a regular weightlifter or just getting started, the varied resistance means that you can adjust the difficulty easily depending on the muscle group being targeted to give you the desired burn – so fitness fiends thinking resistance bands won’t improve muscle tone, think again!
  3. Injury-Friendly: resistance bands help improve the range of motions across your entire body by stretching used muscles. A resistance band will help gradually strengthen and grow the muscles, making them a great aid for users recovering from injuries or looking to stay injury-free.

Resistance bands are an amazingly simple, versatile and cheap workout tool, whilst also being extremely effective at working a wide range of muscles. The benefits of using resistance band training can help you boost stamina, flexibility, range of motion, strength and more.

Chris Smith
Founder of Vivi Nation, sports enthusiast, occasional triathlete, keen cyclist and optimistic Liverpool FC fan.

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