Exercise Bands - Overcoming The Resistance

Exercise Bands- Overcoming The Resistance

The exercise band has been slowly building its reputation as an efficient fitness tool. Although they've had a slow start and are yet to catch up in popularity with other fitness devices such as dumbbells and exercise balls, more and more fitness experts are now vouching for the efficacy of the exercise band in toning muscles and developing balance.

The Challenges

Even with its proven effectiveness, many people still do not know how to use the exercise bands. While it is easy to determine what to do with the dumbbells the moment you get hold of them, you would need a little more analysis to figure out how to use the bands.

Some fitness enthusiasts who have tried the exercise bands also claim to feel less tension as compared to the tension felt when using dumbbells. This could be attributed to the fact that it is easier to know the intensity of the workout when you have numbers to go with what you're lifting. The absence of these numbers in elastic bands makes it difficult to determine this intensity.

The many tension levels of exercise bands
The many tension levels of exercise bands

Overcoming the Challenges

Not knowing how to use the bands does not automatically mean that it is not effective. There are several training videos to help you get the full benefits of exercise bands. And when you have learned the correct tricks, you would realize that it gives you the same level of tension as when using other fitness tools.

Exercise bands now come in different types and tension level enabling you to vary your bands to work out different muscle groups. It is important to identify the needs of every muscle group that you want toned. This will be the starting point for your fitness plan. For beginners, it is best to start with the basic long tube. Once you get the hang of it, you can purchase other band types for variety.

Exercise bands also allow you to modify your exercise programs. You do not have to mainly rely on the force of gravity to give you resistance. You can attach the bands to the stairs or a steady pole to target the muscles in the arms and legs.

Aside from that, exercise bands offer convenience when traveling. You can take your favorite fitness device anywhere you want without much hassle, as the exercise band is compact and light. You may even just opt to buy a new one instead since the bands are so much cheaper than most fitness tools.

The exercise band has already established its significance as a tool for injury prevention and rehabilitation, and while it still needs to keep up with the popularity of its counterparts, it is consistently gaining more and more satisfied users for strength training.

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