6 Reasons You Need Resistance Bands
When it comes to exercising, it’s easy to forget just how simple it can be to get a little fitter. You just need to push your body a little bit further than it’s used to being pushed, and one excellent way to do that is by putting on a resistance band.
About two weeks ago, I launched PRF Bands, and since then it has occurred to me that a lot of people aren’t entirely sure how or why they should use them. To avoid PRF Resistance Bands from being overlooked, I would encourage you to read on and find out how resistance bands will help you progress.
1) SIMPLE ALTERNATIVE TO MACHINES
Machines can be useful for beginners as they teach you the general movements to target specific muscle groups.
However, they can be restrictive and can force you to move quite unnaturally, meaning you’re not getting the most out of your workouts. Consider the abductor and adductor machines. These isolate the ins and outside of your legs, but when you perform this exercise with resistance bands, you will also switch on your lower back, glutes and ab muscle. Additionally, it’s always good to find new ways to work out and provide your body with an alternative stimulus to help it grow and adapt.
2) IMPROVE EXERCISE QUALITY
When you think about resistance band training, the actual style of exercise is entirely different than if you were performing a basic bodyweight squat. Instead of simply moving up and down freely, your muscles are under constant tension. This means the actual quality of each rep is improved.
3) RECRUIT YOUR STABILISING MUSCLES
If you’ve never used resistance bands, they may feel a little unsteady to use. This just means you need to work twice as hard to maintain your form, therefore meaning you’re targeting your stabilising muscles and building core strength, all at the same time.
Try performing some squats. A common flaw during squats is the knee moving inwards. Resistance bands will pull the knee inwards, therefore, encouraging you to drive your knees outwards creating a more robust, safer squat.
4) PERFECT FOR WARM-UPS
Resistance band exercises are naturally more geared towards compound movements. Consider the barbell squat. Use the resistance band for warm-up sets. When it comes to the working sets, you'll be ready to go. Resistance bands are excellent as a pulse raiser. Simple exercises like star jumps can become a lot more challenging whilst remaining safe.
5) PROMOTE BETTER FORM
Having to maintain tension on the bands throughout each exercise means every rep will be of high quality, meaning your muscles need to be working hard the whole way rather than just at the end of the rep.
6) START TO FEEL WHAT’S WORKING AND WHAT ISN’T
You need to be really focused on the feel of each exercise so you can tell what you’re working. Once you know you’re working the right muscles; you can focus on squeezing them right until the end of the rep to make sure you’re getting a full contraction.
Exercising with resistance bands in the right way can really help you improve the quality of your workouts.
So what are you waiting for? Buy your PRF Resistance Bands now!
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