The Benefits of Resistance Bands
Updated: May 2
WHAT ARE RESISTANCE BANDS?
Resistance bands are made from rubber and can be looped around gym equipment or home furniture or simply used on their own. The Pocket Dumbbell is a hand-held device that easily slides onto most loop resistance bands. It can totally transform the experience, making exercise more dynamic and natural by eliminating the pinching and rubbing on your hands.
5 benefits of resistance bands and The Pocket Dumbbell
1. You can work the same muscle with less chance of injury
Training with resistance bands provides similar or even greater muscle activity than weight training. It involves a lower amount of force on the joints, which means that more stimulus can be provided to the muscles with less chance of injury. Resistance bands are excellent for rehabilitation from injury.
2. Increased muscle stimulus
When exercising with free weights, there are actually parts of the movement when the muscles aren’t performing much work due to a lack of gravity, such as at the top of a bicep curl. With resistance bands the muscle works for the duration of the action which means less reps are needed for the same muscle gains.
Free weights usually limit you to a certain range of exercises performed vertically. When using resistance bands, you can safely perform exercises, standing, seated or lying down. You can perform a back row or chest press in a standing position or on a chair rather than having to use a bench. This eliminates the need for a training partner on the bench and also for large, bulky equipment.
4. Excellent for travel
Continuing with a fitness plan whilst travelling can be hard. It is difficult to find a gym depending on where you travel. Resistance bands and The Pocket Dumbbell can fit into your travel bag and take up limited space. They are lightweight and compact, but will still give you an extensive full-body workout. They are also good for 5 minute workouts on a break at work as a lower number of reps is needed to accomplish the same goals.
In comparison to bulky home gyms, resistance bands are a low cost option. You can perform a wide range of exercises with one band and one or two Pocket Dumbbells,
replicating almost any exercise you can perform with free weights.