What are resistance bands?
Resistance bands are often used in rehabilitation training when someone is recovering from an injury, but more people are now combining them with their workouts.
Rather than being a confusing piece of equipment (like many things we see in the gym), the bands are actually pretty simple.
The are rubbery in texture and come in different colours, sizes, lengths, strengths. You can add them to your training to fire up your muscles.
The resistance band is used to create resistance in order to get full muscle fibre recruitment (i.e. work all the muscles). While you’re using them, they force the muscle fibres to contract which will increase both muscular and bone strength.