Frequently Asked Questions
What are PRF Resistance Bands?
Essentially, they’re elastic bands that are commonly used for strength training and physical therapy. They help activate and tone muscles while building strength along the way. Like dumbbells, kettlebells, or other free weights, resistance bands offer a simple yet effective way to workout from the comfort of your home.
How do resistance bands work?
As resistance bands stretch, they create increased tension in your muscles and cause them to contract. The more you stretch the band, the more intense the resistance gets, and the harder the exercise becomes. You can also create more resistance by combining resistance bands or by holding them in a way that increases tension—i.e. bringing your hands closer together when doing arm moves.
Are resistance bands different from regular weights?
The biggest difference is that resistance bands do not rely on gravity the way that free weights do. This might sound easier but it’s actually harder because you’re working against resistance throughout the entire range of an exercise and not just on the way up. This forces your muscles to work harder resulting in more growth.
Can resistance bands be used for rehabilitation?
Resistance bands are often used during physical rehabilitation sessions, as they allow the therapist to provide different levels of resistance in a variety of postures and motions that can be modified to suit your specific needs. In contrast, you can perform only a limited amount of movements with free weights or weight machines. Resistance bands conveniently provide resistance to just about any motion and can be especially helpful for athletes.
Can you target specific muscle groups?
The resistance bands can be used to perform over 150 different exercises targeting all muscle groups.
Whether you’re searching for a complete body workout or are looking to isolate each muscle group, contact Paul today to help you get the right workout.