A resistance band does exactly what the name suggests: it adds resistance to an exercise. This added resistance helps strengthen your muscles and pushes you to work a little bit harder. 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 holding the resistance band in a way that increases tension.
Exercise bands are compact, lightweight and can be used in your home, office or hotel room. They 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.
You can perform only a limited amount of movements with free weights or weight machines. Bands provide resistance to just about any motion, and can be especially helpful for athletes.
It’s definitely a super-toning secret weapon. Now that you’ve joined the band, here are a few lower-body resistance band moves. Do this travel-friendly workout a few times per week, or add the exercises to your regular training programme.