For many people who often exercise, the resistance band (also known as an elastic band) may be the least valued one of the common fitness equipment.
Compared with traditional dumbbells or barbells, the resistance band is extremely small, but you may find it hard to believe that the resistance band is a great strength training tool.
Resistance bands may not bring you a more intuitive training effect and feel like dumbbells and barbells, but their strength is imperceptibly affecting your training effect.
As long as a seemingly "insignificant" band can help you strengthen all the major muscle groups of your body. Many people feel its charm the day after they first use the resistance band for training.
Benefits of resistance band training
Although dumbbells can bring you greater weight load, and fitness equipment is more stable and easy to use, they are not as versatile as the resistance band. You can do a group of resistance belt squats first, and then do two head bends, or do several resistance belt sprints first, and then do over training... In short, a resistance band can give you more training possibilities.
2. Exercise more muscles
Because of the versatility of the resistance bands, they are also more efficient. Using dumbbells to do two head bending is a fixed action, and the muscles used can be predicted. Due to the instability of the resistance band itself, the muscle fibers around the arm and shoulder will begin to work to maintain the stability of relevant joints and muscles.
3. Cheap and easy to carry
In fact, there is no need to say more about this. The price of the resistance band is relatively low and will not increase your fitness cost; Moreover, the resistance belt is small, light, flexible, and easy to carry. When you can't go to the gym for training, you can easily put the resistance belt in your bag or suitcase. You can take it to the office or business at any time.
Remember: make sure you've completed at least 5 minutes of warm-up before resistance belt training.