GABRIELLE KASSEL PROMISES TO INFORM READERS “HOW TO USE RESISTANCE BANDS” in a shape.com article. It’s fairly comprehensive. If you’ve previously been confused by instructions that demonstrate exercises using “bands” that are not the type you own (some are tubes, others are broad strips of stretchy physical therapy material, others are mini-bands to name three of the options), this piece will explain the differences in uses and the color coding.
Kassel concludes with a set of cardio and strength moves utilizing therapy bands.
Why bother to learn? Because resistance bands are relatively inexpensive pieces of fitness equipment that mostly are lightweight, come in sets that provide customizable (easier or harder) workouts, and travel well. They can be stored in backpacks or luggage. I bring one with me in a pocket if planning to perform certain strength exercises outdoors at specific stops near park benches, between run/walk segments.
They’re versatile, user-friendly, and can be safely used to strength train by novices. If you already use one type of resistance band, Kassel’s piece may introduce you to another that might be worthwhile trialing.
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