While we have been stuck in our houses, our motivations for working out haven’t necessarily been present. With some of us so used to a gym environment, it’s hard to imagine completing a great workout at home. Luckily for us, the work-out-at-home gods have supported us in elevating our in-home workout and you’re going to be surprised at just how solid your options are.
Resistance bands, also known as booty bands or strength bands, are fairly common in the fitness world but not utilised very often in the gym. (Only due to the other gym equipment available.) The more common option you may have seen is the looped band, which comes in three different sizes, strengths and generally, colours. With all of the loops being the same size, you’ll recognize the difference from its thickness. The thicker the band, the more resistance it provides. Wrap the loop around your legs or use other sources like a stand, poles, fencing, etc. and get your workout started.
Feeling a little sceptical? Let’s get into what resistance bands actually do.
Being able to use resistance bands on pretty much every muscle group, with the obvious addition of resistance, allows for you to strengthen whatever muscle group you’re focusing on.
You can use resistance bands to aid in flexibility, improve your joint mobility and even strengthen your balance. All movements that can decrease the risk of injury and falling.
Resistance bands offer a safer method to add strength training post-injury and can work at focusing on specific parts of the body too.
Benefits of Resistance Bands
- Controlled Movements
Unlike free weights, keeping form while using resistance bands is essential. Although it may feel unstable at first, both tension and release become a prime focus so that you don’t snap back suddenly. This allows for more steady movement and muscle strengthening at the same time.
- Great Alternative
If you aren’t a veteran gym-goer, resistance bands are actually a great beginners option. Machines can often be seen as restrictive and movements can feel unnatural, especially at first. With bands, you can extend and contract your full muscle, giving you just as good of results.
- Compound Exercises And Functional Training
Compound exercises mean to work out multiple muscles at once and functional training means to do more natural movements. Both come along with using resistance bands. They are able to create an efficient workout and can even improve your coordination while using everyday movements.
- Light Weight
Do you usually travel or have no room in the house for full gym equipment? Resistance bands are the perfect option for you. They are lightweight, store in even the tightest of places and the colours make them look all cute while they sit there staring at you waiting to be used.
While creating the perfect workout routine at home, remember that resistance bands are an excellent addition. If you’re not sure where to start, check out our full-body workout guide.
Our resistance bands come in a set of three, are made of non-slip, premium fabric and come in light, medium and heavy resistance. Our monochrome colours will leave you not only feeling the burn but looking good while doing it.