What is a Resistance Band?
Resistance bands are made of strong rubber. Some resistance bands come as a continuous circle while other come with handles at the end. They come in a variety of resistances depending on your fitness level. With resistance bands, you can do just about any type of strength training exercise that you may already be familiar with like chest press, row, shoulder press, tricep extension, bicep curl, squats, lunges, etc–really the list could go on and on. All of these exercises can be done with a resistance band and no need for heavy weights.
The root power of a resistance band workout is that no matter what muscle group you are targeting, you are working your whole entire body making these little bad boys very effective.
- no gym necessary
- each move works your core to stabilize your body
- easy to travel with, which means you have no excuse to not workout while traveling
- versatile because the resistance can be adjusted
- easier to use than lifting heavy weights
- adaptable for multiple fitness levels
- can be used in exchange for free weights in familiar exercises
- can be used with other equipment
- provides resistance to the muscles in the eccentric motion as well instead of just in the contracting motion like free weights
Tip: Try using resistance bands in a quick motion, as well as in a slow tempo paces workout. Both variations are great for the muscles, yet you will feel a huge difference when executing the same exercise.
Example of a Resistance Band Workout
Here is a resistance band workout that one of our ambassador’s, Keegan Michelle, put together. For details on the specifics of each exercise and how they should be performed head over to her post about it here.