Over the last decade, elastic exercise bands have become quite common for workouts at home. There are a lot of professionals and fitness trainers that call these bands as the perfect and affordable alternative to the expensive home gym systems. But most people are not even aware of the effectiveness of these bands.
In this article, I'm going to share with you the benefits of using elastic exercise bands and how they are one of the most effective workout systems on the planet …
Elastic exercise bands just as their name suggests are manufactured out of latex tubes and rely on elastic to provide resistance. Most of the home gyms and other gym equipment rely on gravity for resistance. But this is the twist with these bands which makes them more effective.
Elastic resistance is very smooth and can be quite challenging to you. Gravitational resistance on the other hand is quite limited.
In fact, I know a lot of people who could do certain workouts at a high level of resistance with the free weights who found these bands challenging at the same level of resistance. The resistance is quite different and is more challenging. Therefore, you are likely to get results much sooner than you can expect.
When it comes to any workout, progressive resistance is something that matters. You need to be able to increase your level of resistance as you go. But if an equipment does not do that, it's clearly a waste. Until now, these bands did not have a system through which one can progressively increase the resistance level.
But now, we've got handles that we can attach to either side of the bands. You can multiple bands to the handles and increase your resistance. Or you can also work the same exercise with a partner by using the handle. If you have the right set of bands, you can actually get up to three hundred lbs of resistance with the elastic exercise bands.
If you are just starting out with your workouts, you might prefer the least level of resistance. If you are already a professional body builder, you might like to start out at a higher level of resistance. The best part of these bands is that it's suitable for people of all ages. It does not matter if you are young or too old. It's suitable for everyone of any fitness level.
The full body workout feature of these bands is something most people are not even aware of. You can actually workout any muscle group in your body with the help of these bands. You can not do the same with any of the gym equipment. Despite of being expensive, traditional fitness equipments only allow you to perform a limited set of exercises. With the elastic exercise bands, you can do 100s of exercises and have fun doing them. The only thing that can limit you is your creativity.
I have to say that the exercise resistance bands are quite effective when it comes to helping your body get a full body workout. If you compare gym training to training with these bands, I'd say that these bands will win every time. Make use of them now and get that body you dream off.