Why You Should Add Cathe Elastic Exercise Resistance Bands To Your Workout
Resistance bands are gaining in popularity as a great way to keep fit and lose weight at the same time. That's because you can use them at home, eliminating the need to go to a gym. Plus, they're widely available at sport good stores and online.
If you're new to exercise or want to exercise more at home, resistance bands are an excellent way to develop strength and build muscle. In fact, they have some added "perks" that dumbbells don't have. Let's look at why dumbbells are a great investment for your home workouts and why they offer advantages that weights don't.
Cathe Exercise Bands Build Muscle as Well as Dumbbells Do
Some would argue that working with weights is the "real" way to strength train. There is truth to that, but weights aren't the only way to hypertrophy your muscles. Research shows that resistance bands are as effective as dumbbells for building muscle and strength.
One reason exercise bands are so effective is they maintain constant tension on your muscles throughout an exercise. With weights, the force on the muscle drops off at the top of the movement and your muscles get a break. Resistance bands maintain tension from start to finish. So, your muscles must work harder to work against the constant tension.
It's also harder to use momentum with elastic bands. Momentum is where you move the weight quickly or toss it so that the added momentum makes the movement easier. You can't use momentum with resistance bands. Your muscles must exert force throughout the movement and can't slack off.
Studies show that muscle and strength gains are similar between weights and resistance bands. Therefore, you don't have to sacrifice strength and muscle gains by using resistance bands. They're just another form of resistance that can help your muscles grow. Plus, the constant tension on your muscles when you train makes them an effective tool for muscle and strength gains.
We Offer Several Different Types of Elastic Exercise Resistance Bands:
- Boss Cloth Fabric Bands - these 40-inch elastic cloth bands are virtually unbreakable and work your total body
- Boss Loops - these elastic 15-inch cloth loops are virtually unbreakable and don't roll up during almost any exercise. These fabric bands are also known as booty bands and glute bands and primarily are used for working your legs & glutes and lower body muscles.
- Firewalker Loops - These latex-free TPE lower body loops measure about 10 inches and are the most elastic loops we sell for lower body exercises.
- TPE 6ft Resistance Stretch Bands - These latex-free TPE measure about 6ft and are the most elastic total body bands we sell for total body exercises.