Elastic band training!
Flexible and strong, resistance bands are perfect for spice up your workouts, whatever your level of athleticism. Good reasons to stick with it.
Flexibility to use
A favorite of physical therapists who use them in rehabilitation after injury, and an ally of coaches who want to incorporate them into their classes, rubber bands make everyone agree. For good reason, these rubber bands of varying density (depending on models and brands) are just as much a part of essential
sports accessories as dumbbells. Flexible in its material as in its use, it bends easily for many workouts, from fitness to more intense bodybuilding. With this accessory, you can work the upper and lower body differently. When applied to the upper or lower extremities, it adds gradual resistance to the target area (depending on whether you pull more or less on the bar).
Elastic bands strengthen muscles in a gentler and less restrictive way than dumbbells. An important asset for beginners and those returning to sports. With one rubber band, you can adapt the intensity of your sessions to your current shape and goals, as pairs of dumbbells of different weights are required. This malleable accessory will appeal to those who are looking for step-by-step work into their sessions with the equipment.
Easy to fit in your gym bag and carry wherever you want, these flexible and strong belts are suitable for working out in any area (workout or in your living room) and help you gain muscle tone, strength and power. After exercise, these rubber bands become stretching attachments and increase muscle tone and recovery. They can even help you get through your first pull-ups or your first muscle workout. It is an important asset for beginners in technical movements of this type.
In terms of reinforcement, what do we do? The range of workouts is expandable, as the FizzUp coaches in our programs show you:
Gentlemen, you can incorporate the elastic into the movements to strengthen the chest and arms in order to "intensify" the muscular effort. For example in the "curl", to intensively build the biceps (front of the arms), rowing (pulling) to sculpt the back, but also in push-ups or abdominals with the aim of "six-packs". Rinfo sessions take on a more fun dimension. Muscle mass increases gradually without falling into fatigue.
Ladies, you can reconsider exercises to sculpt your legs, butt muscles, abdominal muscles and brighten up your exercises: pelvic raises with flexors, squats, rear leg raises ...
Which rubber bands to choose?
Depending on its size and thickness, each elastic band offers varying degrees of resistance.
Like dumbbells, there are criteria that must be respected when choosing resistance to rubber bands. It is important to determine the types of exercises and the purposes for which you want to use the rubber bands according to your strength level.
By level and exercises:
- < 5 kg to 10 kg:
- For beginners
- For upper body confirmed
- do heating
- From 10 to 30 kg:
- about confirmed
- For lower body exercises for all exercisers
- >30 kg:
To confirm targeting the upper and lower body
The resistance should be strong enough to challenge you without letting you down for 15-20 reps. Beyond that, and if your technique is good, you should increase the resistance to progression.
Last point, don't choose a range based on its color but on its resistance. The color code is not uniform for all elastic resistance bands.