How To Work Out With Resistance Bands. Find out more.

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Sometimes it’s quite easy to forget just how simple it can be to become a little fitter. You don’t need all sorts of technological marvels that are strapped to every part of your body or racks straining under heavyweights. All that’s needed is for you just to push your body a little bit further than it’s used to being pushed. One amazing way to do that is to incorporate resistance bands into your workout.

Resistance bands are a phenomenal addition to any strength training routine or rehabilitation programme. These bands come in a number of different sizes, lengths as well as resistance levels. They’re also portable in addition to being easy to store. This means that they’re perfect for home use, hotel workouts, or even just making the most of a small space at the gym. As is the case with free weights, exercise bands come in a range of resistance levels, from very stretchable to heavy-duty strength.

What Are The Most Popular Types Of Resistance Bands?

The most common types of resistance bands are tube bands with handles, loop bands and therabands. If you’re in doubt, a personal trainer can help you make the choice as to which band is right for you, based on your fitness level and your particular workout routine.

How Much Do Resistance Bands Cost?

Resistance bands are cheap and super effective for a variety of workouts – most likely far more effective than you may think. While those looking to seriously bulk up might not get all they need from resistance bands, these are a great tool for increasing strength and adding some muscle. You are also able  use them for fast-paced HIIT workouts if you would like to improve your cardiovascular fitness in addition to burning tonnes of calories.

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Examples Of Resistance Band Exercises

One-Arm Biceps Curl

Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart. Ensure that both of your feet are on the resistance band. Grab the band with one hand and then hold it with your arm down at your side, with your palm facing forwards. Bend at your elbow and lift your arm toward your shoulder until you are able to get a good biceps contraction. After this slowly lower back to the start. Do all your reps on one arm and then switch.

Reps: 12-15 each side

Triceps Kickback

Stand in a forward lunge. Ensure that you position your right foot to the front. Put it over the centre of the band. Hold each end of the band and place your arms at your sides. Make sure that your palms are facing behind you. Bend at your elbows (keeping them tucked by your sides) until your forearms are parallel to the floor. Next, press down your arms and push the band behind your body until your arms fully extend. Lower back down.

Reps: 8–10

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