One Possible Disadvantage To Using Resistance Bands

   Posted by: navi007   in Health and Fitness

Resistance bands are nice because they are portable, affordable, and fun to use. However, there are some downsides to them. Everything has pros and cons, and exercise tubing isn't immune.

The biggest downside to resistance bands is that the exercise is easier at the beginning, and harder at the end. Instead of there being equal resistance throughout the entire motion of the exercise, it gets harder towards the end. This is because of the elastic nature of the bands. The more they are stretched and lengthened, the harder it becomes to stretch it. So, for an exercise like bicep curls, the exercise will be easiest at the beginning, and then at the top as your hand gets closer to your chest, it becomes much harder.

Is there anything that can be done to fix this? Well, for starters, you want to make sure the band is just becoming taught at the beginning of the exercise, so it generates resistance right at the start. It will still get harder as the band is stretched, but at least it will still provide tension at the beginning. This is just a quality of resistance bands, and keep in mind that it can be thought of as an advantage too. For example, with dumbbells and weghts, exercises often get easier at the end and hardest when the weight is farthest away from the body. When using a dumbbell for biceps curls, it will be hardest to move the weight when your elbow is at a 90 degree angle, and easiest on the bicep when the weight is at the top. This makes resistance bands a nice changeup from weights.

In summary, don't let this downside keep you from using best resistance bands for men. They provide many benefits, and if you work with this quality of elastic tubing, you can turn this potential downside into a strength, by using it to challenge the last part of an exercise. When shopping for resistance bands, women can get by with lighter bands, but the exercise tubing will include multiple elastic bands in a set, and have clips which allow the exerciser to attach multiple bands to handles or ankle straps. This will provide the resistance needed for muscle-building goals.

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