Resistance bands are likely the best inexpensive training tool you can get. Whether you are a beginner or already at an advanced fitness level, resistance band exercises can give your muscles a good challenge.
You can use resistance bands for exercises that target any body part without putting extra pressure on the joints. And while the usual strength exercises focus on bigger muscle groups, resistance band exercises can be great for targeting those smaller muscles that function as stabilizers, too.
Types of resistance bands
Resistance bands can differ in shape, size, color, and the level of resistance they provide. Here is an overview of the main categories…
Shape & size of resistance bands:
Looped bands: can be shorter and thinner, also called mini bands or thera bands, or longer and thicker.Non-looped bands: available with or without handles.
Color & resistance level:
Resistance bands come in many different colors – not every band in the same color will offer the same resistance – it depends on the manufacturer.
When buying your band, check to see which other resistance bands/levels are available. For lower body training choose a stronger one, for upper body a lighter one. If you are not sure, green often provides…