Fitness Tip

Fitness Tip

THE BENEFIT OF RESISTANCE BANDS

Philip Dresser, Certified Personal Trainer

Weight machines, TRX, and free weights all have their advantages. Now would be a great time to consider the benefits of including resistance band exercises in your routine. Resistance bands have the unique characteristic of providing progressive resistance through range of motion. For example, when doing a biceps curl with a band, the effort required to complete the motion is greater as the band is stretched. This offsets the increasing mechanical advantage the exerciser gains as the joint is closed. In addition, the exerciser has the opportunity to control the eccentric muscle contraction as the forearm is returned to the starting position. If you would like to change up your routine and incorporate resistance bands, please see me or one of our trainers on the Fitness Floor, and we will be happy to show you how to include this fun modality in your training routine.