Benefits of Resistance Band Exercises
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Benefits of Resistance Band Exercises

Benefits of Resistance Band Exercises

Resistance band exercises have been around for almost a century but recently have become a favorite workout for fitness enthusiasts and professional athletes. We will take a look at resistance band workout benefits in a 2 part blog series.

So why are amateurs and professional athletes using resistance band training?

Train Anywhere with a Mobile Workout 

 

Resistance band training is a very effective exercise which can be done anywhere. On the beach, in your office, on a boat, in a small apartment…… And as opposed to big bulky training equipment, resistance band equipment (tubes, bands, Gorilla Bow, etc.) can be tucked away when not being used.  Great if you live in NY!


Continuous Tension

 

 One One of the main advantages of resistance band exercises is the ability to provide continuous tension throughout the full range of motion. With free weights there's always some part of movement when you don't work straight against gravity. For example when doing biceps curl with dumbbells there's almost no resistance when you get close to the shoulder. With elastic ropes there's always resistance in every phase of the movement.of the main advantages of resistance band exercises is the ability to provide continuous tension throughout the full range of motion. With free weights there's always some part of movement when you don't work straight against gravity. For example when doing biceps curl with dumbbells there's almost no resistance when you get close to the shoulder. With elastic ropes there's always resistance in every phase of the movement.

 

Improves Acceleration


 

Linear Variable Resistance (LVR) means that the load progressively increases as the range of motion increases.  One of the benefits of this is that the number of muscle fibers that are being used in the exercising muscle increases. The more muscle fibers used, the greater the muscle strength that can be achieved with the training program.  

 

Using a stretched elastic band as resistance, the stored acceleration energy of the band is ‘transferred’ into your muscles. The bands neurologically teach the body how to accelerate force and the end result is faster contracting muscles, all the time, without exception. And this translates into greater speed and performance in football, basketball, baseball, soccer, tennis, golf, and just about any other sport you can think of.

Look for part 2 of resistance band training in our upcoming blog post.

 

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