How Resistance Bands Change Your Entire Body
Resistance bands do more than warm-up your body; they can also change your entire physique without added equipment. From muscle tone to strength gains, Movéo's bands are designed to help you get the results you want without over-taxing your body. Here's the rundown on how they help enhance your results at the gym or home.
How do Resistance Bands Work?
Resistance bands add external resistance force to your workout without the need for weights. These flat, stretchy bands are also portable, and you can uplevel your resistance by pulling harder, building a collection of different bands, or modifying your workout. The more resistance you put into your workout, the more effective the results.
How Do Resistance Bands Shape Your Body?
Just because they look like long rubber doesn't mean they're not powerful. Resistance bands offer versatility that many other workout accessories don't and can help grow your muscles while toning them.
The key is how you adapt and scale your workout. Some light stretching and warming up probably do more to warm up your muscles. Adding more resistance while stretching provides an opportunity to tone your body. Placing your band under your feet and pulling the ends upwards can mimic the feel of lifting weights at the gym.
The types of workouts you do with your resistance bands will also dictate how they shape your body. Resistance bands are so versatile that you can use them to do squats, lunges, pull-ups, arm curls, planks with added resistance, etc. They adapt to just about any activity, so make sure you vary your training to get an all-over workout.
Can I Skip the Weights?
Yes! You can use resistance bands instead of weights by modifying your workouts. Research shows that resistance bands can work as well as weights, but all comes down to personal preference and how well you respond to the exercise. In other words, if resistance bands are the most comfortable and convenient option for you, go ahead and ditch the weights.
Adding more tension and resistance increases the difficulty of your workout. Whether you're doing bicep curls or leg lifts, your resistance bands can work your muscles without the need for weights. However, it doesn't need to be an either/or situation. Some people also like to do a combination of weights, resistance bands, and cardio to pack in more variety and keep up the momentum at the gym.
If you need more ideas on how to use resistance bands, get some of our favorite resistance band workout ideas here.
Should I Consider Assistance?
Some people who use resistance bands exclusively for their tension don't realize you can also use them for assistance. Think about using a chin-up bar. You can attach the resistance band to the bar and under your knees and feet. The idea is to create a loop that can help support your body. As you work on your pull-ups, the resistance bands give you the extra support you need. As you build strength, you can remove the band altogether and continue building your strength.
What Else Are Resistance Bands Good For?
Resistance bands come with benefits you may not have considered. Whether you're working out or doing a few simple stretches to loosen up your back, the resistance and release can help reduce stress. As you probably know, stress triggers the cortisol hormone, which is also partly responsible for stubborn belly fat. The more you can de-stress, relax, and live a healthier lifestyle, the more likely you are to contribute to the body transformation you've always wanted.
~ The Movéo Team