With so many fitness gizmos and gadgets on the market, it can be hard to spot a legitimate tool that’s worthy of your hard earned money. There are belts that promise to shrink your middle, phone apps that can track your calories, and pills that can do just about anything. Amidst all of these products are some good, solid fitness tools that are worthwhile and will stand the test of time. Resistance bands are one such tool.
Resistance bands are pretty unassuming when you look at them. This is precisely why so many people question their effectiveness. They are pretty light weight and can be taken anywhere so they can’t possibly be as effective as heavy and cumbersome free weights, right? Wrong. Resistance bands are effective and their portability and weight simply make them easier to handle and move than your other options.
You only need to watch the P90X workouts to see how these bands work so well. In each workout you’ll find at least one person is using the bands rather than free weights. This allows you to see them in action, regardless of the workout move that’s being done. Their true versatility really shines in P90X. But even though we sell the P90X resistance bands, they can be used in virtually any strength training routine.
Resistance bands are popular because they don’t take up much space, they are effective, and they can be purchased at a completely reasonable price.
A complete set of resistance bands, the largest package we have here contains 10 resistance bands at the following increments: 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, and 50 pounds. This supplies more than enough resistance for the average woman or man.
Perhaps one of the finest points about resistance bands is that they allow equal exertion. We all have a dominant side, one that seems to carry most of the weight, so to speak. When training with free weights, this side is catered to. Using resistance bands, however, requires you to offer equal exertion since you are holding two sides of the same weight source. This means a more complete and balanced workout.
Do resistance bands work? Yes. There is a reason they’ve been around for so long, and it isn’t because they come in pretty colors. These are high quality fitness tools that can improve the quality of your workouts without breaking the bank.