Updated: Nov 15, 2019
Do you use resistance bands?
Whether you are looking for way to spark new life into your current fitness routine, are new to fitness and want to ensure a safe and effective workout, or are recovering from an injury and looking to promote healthy muscular balance, resistance bands are a must have tool for your healthy living tool box.
Resistance bands come in a variety of sizes - from mini loop bands to full size bands that feature accessories such as handles, ankle straps, and door anchors - and in varying strengths, ranging from easy to extra heavy. And unlike free weights, they offer the ease of portability and storage.
Some Benefits of Fitness Bands:
They come in a variety of sizes, styles, and strengths to accommodate the users fitness needs and abilities.
They challenge multiple muscle at once from, small stabilizer muscles to large muscles.
They are a low impact, safe and effective alternative to traditional free weights and heavy weight load bearing fitness devices.
They allow the user to dictate the amount of tension placed upon a muscle group, enabling them to continue to grow as their fitness evolves.
Why You Want to Use Them:
Resistance bands offer varied tension throughout an exercise movement, offering the user the ability to strengthen weaker muscle groups while simultaneously improving strength in those that are stronger.
Their low impact design also allows users to engage in a variety of exercises without the strain of conventional weight bearing equipment, further reducing risk of injury to muscles, tendons, joints, and bones.
They can be used for a variety of fitness modalities - from building muscular strength, to enhancing endurance - for upper and lower body workouts.
Bands can be used for strength training, balance and coordination, cardiorespiratory fitness... even stretching!
From mini loop bands to full size bands with handles, there are a variety of styles to choose from to best support the individual's needs, goals, and lifestyle.
AND fitness bands require very little space, are affordable and portable, making them easy to take on the go (I throw a set of mini loop bands in my suitcase whenever I travel!). Perfect for individuals who travel, for folks who prefer to work out at home, or to take to your local park or gym.
Looking for some great bands to use in your next workout?
Here are a couple of my favorites:
Perform Better Mini Loop Bands! They come in a variety pack of 4 bands (less to heavier strength) and are super easy for me to take on-the-go to use anytime, anywhere - especially when I travel!
Black Mountain Full Size Bands! They come in a variety pack of 5 bands (less to heavier strength), including a door anchor, set of handles, and ankle straps all in a handy carrying case, making them great for at home use or to take with me when I travel!
You CAN build a healthy, strong, and able body, boost longevity, and support a better quality of life all in just 10 minutes a day!
Check out a couple of Mind + Body Elite's Got 10 Minutes? fitness band mini circuits:
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