When it comes to exercising, finding a way that's easy, accessible, and delivers strong results is important. Added to this, that you can do it in the comfort of your home and that reduces the risk of injury is an opportunity that should not be missed. These are the reasons why rubber bands have become such a popular tool.
The best thing about elastic bands is that they are very versatile and it is a cheap material that allows us to strengthen most muscle groups. Their use can help us to give more intensity to a glute and leg workout, and they are especially good for strengthening the muscle groups of the back and shoulders, areas that would involve more work with other types of exercise.
In addition, these are ideal when it comes to strength training thanks to their progressive resistance quality, this means that, when the range of motion of the exercise increases, the resistance provided by the elastic equipment is also enhanced. With progressive resistance the number of muscle fibers used in exercise increases as the range of motion is advanced, and the more muscle fibers used, the greater the improvements in muscle strength. This is the most important point of this type of exercise.
After this introduction, we share 5 elementary exercises to start your training with the elastic bands:
1. Bear walk
4. Donkey kick
5. Hip raise + row
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