Resistance bands are an easy, effective way to boost your fitness.
There are several advantages to using resistance bands. The first and most obvious advantage is they’re compact and lighter than free weights — so easy to travel with or keep at home creating a quick and easy workout without having to head to the gym.
There is also a mechanical advantage: resistance is maintained through every part of the motion, so you’re fully engaged the whole time – this means muscles and micro muscles. With free weights, on the other hand, there are particular times when the movement isn’t countering gravity at enough of an angle to create muscle activation. With resistance band training, every part of both the concentric and eccentric part of the exercise has resistance, resulting in better range of motion, strength and more complete stimulation. If it sounds technical, that’s because it is. But the good news is, the movements are still simple, and the results are still measurable.
For a total-body workout using resistance bands, watch the video below.
Our Fitness expert Nicki Andrews joins Shannon and Lola from ARISE TV 360 to take them through a full-body workout with resistance bands: