Using Resistance Bands

Resistance bands can be used for many of the same exercises for which you use free weights. They have an added advantage over free weights, where you get more resistance on one part of the movement such as the upswing on a bicep curl. The bands offer more consistent tension throughout the entire movement.

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Here are examples of two exercises using resistance bands.

  • Tricep Extension:
    First attach the center of the band to a high fixed object, such as a door. Hold the ends with your elbows bent and parallel to the floor. Straighten your arms and slowly return to the starting position.

  • Resistance bands are also an excellent choice for bicep curls. In this exercise you will want to stand on the middle of the band, holding one end in each hand. Begin with your arms down at your sides, holding the band taut. Bend your arms up at the elbows. Slowly return to the starting position.

The slow return to your starting position is instrumental in achieving that consistent resistance or tension.

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