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April 01, 2022 3 min read

Regular strength training is essential if you want to create a healthy and robust physique.

It promotes everything from bone density to weight reduction and promotes lean muscle mass. On the other hand, strength training does not always include pushing about large free weights in the gym.

Resistance band training allows you to complete an almost limitless number of exercises while providing a challenging, low-impact workout.

In fact, research suggests that incorporating resistance band training into your weight-lifting routine is more beneficial than weight training alone for building strength and power. Furthermore, because bands come in a range of tension levels, they may be utilised for any stage of your workout, from warm-up to cool-down.

What Does Low-Impact Exercise Mean?

To say that exercise is “low impact” doesn’t mean it’s easier to perform. It simply means that it places little stress on the joints and soft tissue. While some joint-impact exercises, like walking, do have a low impact, the nature of the exercise makes it so. In fact, moving at a natural speed is the most effective way to keep your joints and connective tissue healthy. Exercising more slowly gives your ligaments and tendons time to relax and your joints to remain in proper alignment. In the weight room, low-impact exercise is accomplished by using lighter weights, performing each rep more slowly, and using proper form.

How Can I Get Started?

First, choose a band with the appropriate resistance. Most beginners should start with a light band or one that stretches from the resistance of eight to 15 pounds.

Next, decide what muscle group you want to work on that day. Then based on the exercises outlined below, choose two or three to perform in the order you want to. Between sets, you’ll need to rest for about 60 seconds.

Warm-up

Generally, a five-minute cardio warm-up is sufficient. If you’re using a lighter band, perform a warm-up set of 10 to 12 reps of each exercise, with little resistance. Then follow with another set of 12 to 15 reps with full resistance. The object here is to warm up your muscles, not tire them. As you become more fit and increase your resistance, you’ll be able to get more into your warm-up routine.

For all exercises, use proper form. The idea is to use each muscle as it is meant to be used. Make sure you keep your spine straight and in a natural position.

Do not arch your back or bend if you are performing chest exercises. For leg exercises, do not lift your knee to your chest. Keep your leg at a 90-degree bend throughout the range of motion and then lower it, straightening your leg as you lower it. If you feel any pain or discomfort, stop the exercise immediately and consult with a physician.

Conclusion

Resistance band training is an easy way to get started at home and an excellent challenge for those who want to get their foot in the fitness door. It’s a beneficial, low-impact exercise that supports good health and helps you achieve your weight loss and fitness goals.

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