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Resistance Bands

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About Resistance Bands

Using Resistance Bands has several advantages. The main one is the mechanical advantage, resistance is maintained through every part of the motion while many similar free weight exercises are actually non performing work during parts of the lift when movement isn’t against gravity at a large enough angle. 

With resistance band training, every part of both the concentric (lifting portion) and eccentric (lowering portion) part of the exercise has resistance, resulting in better range of motion strength and more complete stimulation. 

When using resistance bands in your workout, the factor you should be thinking about is picking a band with a resistance appropriate to your strength and the exercise you are doing. When performing the exercise, the band should be secured in a way so the length is appropriate to give resistance even at the bottom of the exercise. 

Same as with any exercise routine, resistance bands will increase the strength of your muscles and stimulate growth. They also touch on the full range of motion, working several parts of a lift and muscle often not worked by free weights (free weight curls and triceps extensions aren’t worked during the whole motion). 

This will, in turn, increase flexibility, the applicable strength and more muscle stimulation. So for anyone who wants to add something extra to their workout, resistance bands are well worth it. Also, since they are so affordable, there is no reason not to invest in resistance bands. 

The difference between Resistance Bands and Free Weights

Unlike free weights, resistance bands provide you with constant tension on the muscle being worked, which isn’t possible when using dumbbells or barbells. This allows you to really focus on both the concentric and eccentric portion of the movement. 

During the concentric phase of movement, the working muscles actually shortens and lengthens during the eccentric phase of a particular movement. Most lifters completely neglect the eccentric phase of a particular movement. 

However, with the use of resistance bands, the muscle is provided with constant tension and the concentric phase and eccentric phase of the movement is much more controlled. This results in a completely new challenge for the muscles, which in turn forces the muscles to adapt. 

At Mike’s Fitness Equipment, we carry a wide assortment of Cable Attachments to enhance your workouts, for either the entry level fitness enthusiasts or the professional. 

We offer Pull-over Bars, Double V Handle, Tricep Rope and so much more. Giving you the widest selection, best value and most affordable prices on the West Coast. All of our high quality Cable Attachments exercise equipment will stand up to the most gruelling workout time after time and keep coming back for more.