Memorial Day, the kick-off weekend to summer, is almost here and we’re definitely ready! Are you? After months of hibernation and layered clothing, it’s time to get back into some healthy habits. Working out at the gym is great, but not everyone has the time or money to purchase a gym membership and actually use it. Buying your own gym equipment for your home is a nice idea, too, but it takes up a lot of space and can also get pretty pricey. So, what’s the solution? Workout Bands!
These rubber workout bands are a compact and portable product that can help you build flexibility and muscle tone almost anywhere: Home, a hotel, outdoors. Using these high-quality resistance bands along with your own body weight will aid you in improving your shape and tone and strengthen your whole body.
How Do Resistance Bands Work?
They’re pretty self-explanatory. Basically, resistance bands are giant rubber bands that provide both negative and positive resistance in movement. They force your muscles to remain under stress for the entire duration of each exercise rep.
A more in-depth explanation is that resistance bands create “ascending resistance,” which is considerably different from the constant resistance provided by free weights. Ascending resistance continually increases as your range of motion increases and it can increase work output through the full range of motion in an exercise.
How Do I Use a Resistance Band?
You can find tons of videos showing how to use these handy exercise tools. The best part of resistance bands is that you don’t need to step foot in a gym; you can work out in the comfort of your own home whenever you want to. Practically any exercise you can do with free weights you can also do with a resistance band with some modification. Additionally, unlike dumbbells and barbells, resistance bands can be seamlessly integrated with popular workout programs such as yoga and Pilates.
About Alliance’s Workout Bands
Our workout bands come in three different resistances – light, medium and heavy. They are compact and easily portable, and we even include an exercise chart for quick and easy reference. They can also be used as physical therapy bands for rehab exercises, and they’re latex free.
It’s not a stretch (See what we did there?) to see why resistance bands should be an addition to your workout regimen this summer!