Gone are the days when the only option for toning muscles involved heavy weights, expensive personal trainers and crowded classes. With a resistance band you can exercise in any location, at any level, increasing muscle tone and flexibility at your own pace in your own time.
Smart tip: When seated, make sure you sit upright, spine in neutral and lengthen through the spine from your tailbone to the top of your head.
Fast Facts about resistance training
- Resistance bands were initially used for the rehabilitation of injuries, but have become more mainstream and popular as an exercise tool in the past 30 years.
- Although an incredibly simple tool, resistance bands are very effective at working muscles, boosting stamina and improving flexibility and range of motion.
- It’s not a good idea to lift weights without an exercise buddy, but these bands can be easily used on your own. When in doubt, though, check with an expert.
- Resistance bands come in different strengths, according to fitness and ability. It is easy to up the intensity of your workout as your strength increases.
For a simple yet effective workout click on the images below for step-by-step instructions to increase muscle tone and flexibility.