So what are Resistance Band?
Resistance bands are essentially giant rubber bands and they come in a variety of resistances depending on your fitness level. There are numerous kinds of resistance band, namely; powerbands, exercise band loop, exercise band and Resistance band tubings. Each of them has its own specific use and their pros and cons.
What are the uses?
- Strength training
- Posture correction
- An added tool for weight training
But how does it differs from weight training?
During weight training, the resistance that is working against your muscle is the gravity force acting on the weights you are carrying. Therefore, the force of resistance will only be in the direction of gravitational force, which is downwards. However, the resistance from a resistance bands are always in the opposite direction from the application of force. You can alter the direction of the resistance to virtually any direction and hence, hit your targeted muscles in all directions.
During weight training, you get more resistance during one part of the movement (lifting against gravity), but then gravity makes lowering the weight easier. When using bands, however, the resistance is constant, so you have to exert a constant amount of force against the resistance.
In general, the benefits of resistance band training are :
Resistance bands are inexpensive.
Adaptable for Multiple Fitness Levels
Whether you're a beginner or an expert, resistance bands are for you. They come in a variety of resistances, including light, medium and heavy, and you can further adjust the intensity of your resistance-band workouts by giving the band more or less slack. You can even use multiple bands at once to increase the challenge.
Used with Familiar Exercises
You can often use familiar strength training moves with resistance bands, which means you don't need to learn a complicated new routine. For instance, resistance bands can replace the weights you use for biceps curls, or can increase the intensity of your push ups.
Resistance bands can be used for a comprehensive, full-body workout that challenges virtually every major muscle group in your body.
Save on Storage Space
Resistance bands take up virtually no space to store them, which means you can use them at home even if you have very little extra space. When your workout is done, simply stash them in a drawer until your next session.
Excellent for Travelling
Resistance bands are lightweight and easily portable. You can stash them in your suitcase when travelling and use them to get a good workout right in your hotel room.
Your muscles quickly adapt to movements you do often, which is why adding variety to your workouts is key for challenging your muscles. Resistance bands can be alternated with free weights and exercise machines for ongoing variety.
Easy to Use Alone
It's not a good idea to lift heavy weights without an exercise buddy, but resistance bands can be safely used on your own. They're ideal for exercising any time, at home or on the road.
Can Be Combined with Other Equipment
Resistance bands are so versatile that you can even use them along with weights, allowing you to get the benefits of two types of exercises at once.
An Effective Workout
Resistance bands are incredibly simple, but they're also extremely effective at working your muscles. Additionally, resistance-band training can help you boost stamina, flexibility, range of motion and more.
We provide workshop to educate you on the basic usage of resistance bands.
- Introduction to resistance band
- The Fundamentals of resistance band
- Types of resistance band
- Practical and Demonstration
- Postural strengthening
- Strength training