The training with resistance bands are endless. The bands allow you to move more freely and reach a greater range of motion than with machine which controls your start and stop position. This allows you to perform resistance from the side, overhead, and below directions while performing weight loss exercises. You can also make adjustment of your angle of movement simply by moving the fixed point higher or lower. Bands also provides you with the opportunity to mimic movements that you do each day. If you are into golf or tennis you can improve that golf or tennis swing by performing the exact motion against resistance. There are no machine can do that for you.
You can use the bands alone by standing on a tube and doing a bicep curl for example. You can also combine the use of the resistance bands with other elements such as a stability balls, steps, Bosu balls, and wall mounts for even more of a challenge to your workout.
Resistance bands also provide different degree of difficulty based on the colors of the band. The bands that are more stretchable have lighter resistance than those that offer heavier resistance which are harder-to-stretch. The different resistance levels, along with your body position, allows you to customize the resistance level to fit your personal strength level. You can even control the tension by shortening or lengthening the band. For example, when performing a bicep curl you can add resistance by stepping closer to the handle, or make it lighter by stepping further away from the handle.
You can easily use them anywhere while working every muscle in your body. They are very lightweight and take up very little space, making them easy to travel with you. You can workout with them in your home, behind your desk at work, or in your hotel room. You can wrap the band around a chair, doorknob, your ankle (for leg exercises) or almost any permenant object. Plus, you can adjust the amount of resistance in seconds as mentioned.
Resistance bands are a great buy and much cheaper than stand alone equipment. Since you control the resistance of the band, you only need one, even as you get stronger. You can find bands almost anywhere from Wal-Mart, to sporting goods stores, to online sources. Their cost range from $10 to $25. For such a versatile, long-lasting piece of equipment, that’s a bargain!
By incorporating resistance bands into your strength-training routine, you’ll add variety and convenience at minimal cost. To enhance weight loss combine the strength-training with Xtreme Fat Loss Diet program.