Resistance bands are one of the most versatile pieces of exercise equipment around and they’re increasing in popularity due to their portability and low cost. You can create a workout for your entire body, and customize it based on your goals, with an entire system that fits right in a portable bag.
Ideal for people who want a quick workout while traveling, don’t have room for a home gym, or are just looking for convenience and versatility, resistance bands fit the bill.
Ideal For All Fitness Levels
Resistance bands typically come in multiple levels of resistance ranging from light to heavy, so you can start wherever you’re comfortable, then adjust the level of resistance by placing more or less slack on the band, or by combining multiple bands at once.
Full Body Workout
Because the number of exercises you can do with the bands is endless, they are ideal for working on your back, abs, triceps, legs, biceps, chest, and shoulders. Most kits come with suggested exercises, and the Bodylastics website shows a wide variety of ways to work each muscle set.
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Use In Place of Larger Equipment
Resistance bands can often take the place of larger, bulkier equipment, making them easier for the home gym. One common exercise involves standing on one end of the band while curling your bicep. In this case the band takes the place of a set of dumbbells.
Because resistance bands are so light you can easily and safely exercise on your own, without the need for a spotter. And you don’t have to worry about dropping a heavy weight on yourself.
A More Effective Workout
Free weights rely on gravity and they feel the heaviest at the beginning of the motion. Resistance bands offer the most tension at the end of the motion, which some argue is a more effective workout.
If you have any questions on resistance band workouts, or want to check out the Bodylastic system, give us a call at 616-997-6172 and one of our personal trainers would be happy to assist you.
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