what are resistance bands good for?

What are Resistance Bands good for?

Resistance bands have gained lots of traction and popularity in the fitness world - and it's for good reason! They are versatile, effectiveness, and convenience. If you're curious about what makes resistance bands a must-have in your workout kit, you're in the right place. In this blog, we'll explore the many benefits of resistance bands, how to know which resistance bands are right for you and why they're not just good, but great for your fitness routine (from warm up all the way through to workout and stretching).

What are resistance bands good for?

#1 Versatility
Resistance bands are incredibly versatile tools that allow you to target every major muscle group in your body. From your arms and shoulders to your legs, glutes, and core, resistance bands provide constant tension throughout each movement, effectively building strength and muscle tone.

The best option for every single person, is to buy a bundle of resistance bands with multiple resistance options - that way you have heavier bands for stronger body parts i.e. legs, but still have options for your upper body and core in the same pack. This also lets you continue to challenge yourself with heavier options readily available.

Our favourite are the ES FIT 5 Pack Fabric Bands - you can use the code "BLOG9" for $9 off these Resistance Bands.

#2 Joint-Friendly Workouts

Unlike heavy weights or machines that can put strain on your joints, resistance bands offer a more joint-friendly alternative. The controlled resistance provided by bands reduces the impact on your joints while still challenging your muscles, making them ideal for individuals with joint issues or those recovering from injuries. If you're not a fan of big bulky weights, these are the perfect add on to build muscle in a safer way.

#3 Portable and Convenient

One of the biggest advantages of resistance bands is their portability and convenience. Whether you're at home, traveling, or even at the office, resistance bands are compact and lightweight, allowing you to get a full-body workout anytime, anywhere. No need for bulky gym equipment or complex setups—just grab your bands and get moving.

#4 Enhancing Flexibility and Mobility

Think bands are just good for working out? Think again! Incorporating resistance bands into your warm ups and stretching routine can enhance flexibility and mobility. The controlled resistance provided by bands during warm ups and stretches helps improve range of motion and muscle flexibility, making it easier to perform daily activities and reducing the risk of muscle tightness and imbalances. It also helps activate muscles ahead of a workout.

#5 Cost-Effective Fitness Solution

Compared to expensive gym memberships or fitness equipment, resistance bands are a cost-effective fitness solution. They are affordable, durable, and offer a wide range of exercise possibilities, making them accessible to individuals of all fitness levels and budgets.

For example, the ES FIT 5 pk Resistance Bands (which PS are currently on sale for $59.25 - thank us later) come in at less than $12 a band!

Which Resistance Bands should I get?

There are differences when it comes to size and material.

You can get short or long bands. Depending on your preference and how you use them will dictate the best fit, but shorter loop bands are more popular.

The options for Resistance Bands are latex and fabric. For a full breakdown on the difference to see what's right for you, you can check out this article.

In conclusion, resistance bands are a powerhouse fitness tool that offers countless benefits for individuals of all fitness levels. From full-body strength training to rehabilitative exercises, flexibility enhancement, and convenience, resistance bands have it all. Incorporate them into your workouts to experience the transformative effects they can have on your fitness journey. 

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