Resistance training is the use of applied additional resistance to muscle systems to simulate normal body movements but with the added benefit of building strength at the same time. Well-rounded exercises are comprised of cardio, strength training, and stretching. Resistance workouts, specifically ones utilizing resistance bands can be a great way to check all three boxes of a workout. In addition, resistance workouts are credited with being more low impact than a lot of more severe workouts, and they can provide an effective alternative to weightlifting or running which are harsher on joints.
Resistance training is known for a long list of benefits to the human body, such as: improved muscle strength and tone, weight loss, greater stamina, and improved balance, mobility, and posture. They are safe and they closely mirror natural body movements. Laying on a bench to lift weights above your head is an unnatural way to build muscle, resistance bands are a form of functional fitness.
Resistance Bands are a proven way to maximize your workout. There are four proven benefits of resistance band exercises:
- Perfect for toning and strengthening because you can increase and decrease the difficulty of the workout by applying more pressure. The user can add more resistance and do the same movements and gain more strength from the added resistance.
- Resistance bands are effective for practicing to make other exercises easier, for example adding resistance bands to pull ups makes pull ups without the bands easier by comparison. Resistance bands can be added to many other exercises.
- Resistance bands are great to get more out of stretching by enhancing every movement. Stretching is an important element of a complete workout routine and stretching or yoga routines can be more effective when coupled with resistance bands.
- The best part of resistance band exercises is that they work for everyone, they can be adapted to all fitness levels, from a beginner to a seasoned pro.
If you are looking for the most out of your resistance band workout, regardless of your fitness level, then Board30 is the right place. Sign up for your first class today.