Resistance bands are a means of strengthening and/or stretching your muscles, whether for aesthetics, athletic performance, or physical therapy.
BENEFITS OF MINI RESISTANCE BANDS & HOW THEY CAN BE USED
Warming up before working out is essential. Not only do you need to get your heart rate up and your blood flowing, but you also need to grease your joints and improve your mobility. Dynamic stretches (movements with short stretches of 1-5 seconds) using resistance bands are perfect for accomplishing this.
You can use the bands to create light resistance and move through similar exercises that you will be performing during the intense portion of your workout. There are tons of exercises and dynamic stretches that you can do with bands. Essentially every joint can be worked and every exercise that you do with weights can be replicated to prepare you for your workout.
2. COOL DOWN/STRETCHING
Cooling down and stretching after a workout is just as important as warming up. Resistance bands are extremely versatile, so they can be used here as well. During the cool down, you should be performing static stretches, where you hold the stretch for 30-60 seconds. This will help increase your flexibility and range of motion.
You might be wondering what’s the difference between mobility and flexibility. Flexibility refers to the range of motion around a joint. Mobility refers to the ability to move fluidly without inducing any physical impediment. The bands can help you get a deeper stretch. They can also help you stretch from certain positions that you’d otherwise have troubles with. Furthermore, they can also help you maintain proper stretching form.
Resistance bands are great for rehabilitation from an injury in two ways.
First, you can use them to strengthen your movements in the same manner as weightlifting, but without the pressure on the joints and spine. They are much easier on your joints, thus people with injuries can regain strength without any risk. Secondly, people with limited flexibility caused by an injury can use bands to regain normalcy in their range of motion. As mentioned above, in the first benefit, resistance bands can allow you to get a deeper stretch, especially for larger muscle groups like the legs and back. So, resistance bands can aid recovery and improve flexibility. In terms of prehabilitation, by using bands in the same manner you can prevent injuries. Resistance bands are great for warming up the joints and creating the necessary mobility in a movement, which will decrease your chance of injury. You can also work stabilizer muscles and joints to strengthen them.
4. ALTERNATIVE TO WEIGHT TRAINING - FULL BODY WORKOUT - SAFER - LOWER IMPACT AND LESS TENSION ON MUSCLES AND JOINTS - COST EFFECTIVE - SPACE EFFICIENT - PORTABLE
This is a multi-part benefit. First, bands are a great alternative to weight training as you can get a full body workout in. Second, they offer lower impact and pressure on the joints. Third, they are cost effective, space efficient, and portable. These three things go hand in hand, so we crunched them all into one big benefit.
Made out of natural latex rubber
Safe and reliable
Various strengths and thicknesses
Elasticity, memory is maintained even after repeated stretching
5 Natural Latex Rubber Mini Bands:
- X-Light 2-4kg
- Light 4-9kg
- Medium 9-13kg
- Heavy 13-17kg
- X-Heavy 18-21kg
1 Draw String Band Bag