Resistance bands are a full body versatile exercise option that you can use to build strength, improve mobility and rehabilitate after injury. The bands are lightweight enough that you can take them with you on business or vacation trips. Just stash them in your luggage or on the back seat of your car. Then you can take them with you with no inconvenience at all.
Alternatively, if you prefer to exercise at home (instead of the gym) resistance bands are the perfect accessory for this. With social distancing being such a vital issue these days, these bands allow you to stay at home and get all the benefits of the equipment you would find at the gym. You also get some additional advantages thrown in – we list some of these below.
Vary Your Exercise Angles To Recruit Different Muscles
Another key advantage of resistance bands is the control they offer you over the angles at which you train and recruit your muscles. In addition to allowing you to recruit different muscles each time, this has two advantages. First, if you have shoulder or wrist injuries, you can modify your workouts slightly to avoid pain and discomfort. Second, even if you are not injured, you can avoid the tedium of doing precisely the same exercise every time. Instead, you can incorporate some variety into your routines to make them more interesting.
Improve Your Form with Resistance Bands
When using free weights, you can utilize momentum to complete your reps. However, this is not an option with resistance bands – you have to maintain correct form all the way through. Once again, this makes for a more efficient exercise session. Using momentum also increases injury risk, but you don’t have to worry about that with resistance bands.