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What are Exercise Bands?
Exercise bands (also called resistance bands) are flat bands made of latex rubber tubing which are used for strength or resistance training. Bands are typically color-coded according to the level of exercise-resistance they provide. They are the ultimate space-saving exercise equipment and can be very effective for building muscle strength and all-over body toning.
How Exercise Bands Work?
During strength-training workouts with exercise bands, the muscles are forced to meet and overcome the resistance effect of the bands. This strengthens the muscles involved. Like bike-pedals, or the pulley on a rowing machine, or hand-weights, exercise bands are simply a way of making the muscles work.
Types of Exercise/Resistance Bands
The two basic types include thin flat bands - typically 4 feet in length - which are good for ankle strengthening and lower-body exercises, and tubes - typically also 4-5 feet long with plastic handles - which are useful for upper-body exercises and for exercising both sides of the body (eg. left and right arm) at the same time.
What Level of Resistance to Choose?
The strength of exercise band you need depends on your current strength and height. The taller you are, the more the band stretches, so the more resistant it can be. Most sports stores can advise you as to the best band for you.
Exercise Band and Weight Loss
Exercise Bands improve health and fitness, build muscle tissue, and develop a leaner body shape. They also help to raise metabolism and may also help to develop a flat stomach. To lose fat tissue, and reduce weight, workouts using Exercise Bands need to be combined with a calorie-controlled diet. Because unless you create a calorie deficit, you can't burn fat and therefore lose weight.
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