7 Resistance Band Benefits for Weight Loss
Swap dumbbells for a resistance band to transform your body – any time, any place 💪🏽
Resistance bands are an excellent equipment addition to add to your at home gym. They are light weight, convenient, safe and extremely effective and versatile that can enhance your workouts – and can be used at home or on the road. Don't let their simplicity and food you. These inexpensive exercise tools are a convenient option for all ages and fitness levels.
Bands place continuous tension on the muscle being trained, unlike free weights where there’s only tension on the lifting part of a move, so they force more muscle fibers to be recruited during every stage of every rep. Also since they don’t rely on gravity like all other equipment they can also be used for exercises that mimic natural movement patterns to strengthen those important muscles that often get neglected during more traditional lifts.
When band moves are combined in a high-intensity workouts like the one demonstrated above and within my B-FIT with Elle App, they’ll help you sculpt more defined muscles as well as help get your heart rate high and improve your endurance.
TOP 7 BENEFITS OF RESISTANCE BANDS
1. SWEAT From Anywhere
Resistance bands are extremely portable, and you can take them anywhere. They are light weight and easily stored in your backpack, purse, or suitcase. Take your resistance band workout to business trips, holidays or even to work. No matter where you are going, you will have access to a portable gym.
How it Works
This circuit works your total body, alternating between upper-body and lower-body moves means your heart and lungs have to work overtime to pump blood around your body and keep your muscles working hard. This high-intensity approach has been shown to burn fat, and the constant muscular tension the band demands means you’ll also get a good muscular pump, which is important for making new muscle tissue grow.
Grab a partner and enjoy this fun resistance band workout:
2. SWEAT Anytime
Resistance band workouts are highly versatile which means you can train at any time. Just woke up and in need for mobilization to start the day? Want to fight your food coma right at your workplace? Or do you want to relieve a day of stress by doing a full body workout in the evening? Go for it! You can perform a variety of resistance band workouts at any time of the day based on your specific requirements.
3. Versatile Strength Training
You can perform over 50 exercises using resistance bands to train almost any muscle in your body. By narrowing your grip, the resistance of the elastic band increases enabling you to control the difficulty of the exercise. This creates countless possibilities to train your body and adapt the level of your workout according to the progress of your training – it is like having several dumbbells in just one resistance band.
4. Dynamic Stretching
Stretching is a key fundamental when it comes to strength training and there are so many benefits:
Increases your range of motion.
Increases your flexibility
Improves your performance in physical activities.
Increases blood flow to your muscles.
Improves your posture.
Helps to heal and prevent back pain.
Helps relieve stress
Using resistance bands can complement your workout by performing static and dynamic stretching. Remember that you should always stretch after working out to increase your flexibility, range of motion and improve your posture as well as your performance.
5. Easier On Your Joints
Unlike free weights, resistance bands are not depending on gravity and therefore reduce the joint compression, which helps preventing injuries on your joints in the long-term. Due to the flexible and variable execution of movements during an exercise, the workouts are also not as repetitive and therefore easier on your joints.
6. Adapts for All Fitness Levels and Can Exercise Your Whole Body
Resistance bands come in multiple resistance levels, usually light, medium or heavy. You can further adjust the amount of resistance during exercise just by giving more or less slack on the band, as well as by combining multiple resistance bands to increase the challenge.
Many resistance band kits come with suggested exercises for nearly every major muscle group in your body. Stepping on one end of a resistance band or looping it around a stationary object, for example, opens up many exercise possibilities.
7. Get an Effective Workout to Grow and Tone Your Muscles
Resistance band exercises can grow your muscles and tone them at the same time. Toning your muscles is simply the process of losing body fat so that muscles appear on the surface of your skin. Free weight and machine weight training have some advantages in muscle growth and muscle activation, but resistance bands are not far from it! Add resistance band training to your next workout and you'll be amazed how strong you become. 💪🏽