Strength training with resistance bandsAnd that brings us to the actual topic of this article: How can you train in a wide variety of ways with resistance while on the move and with the option of expanding this training at any time? The solution might just be resistance bands. I have to admit that, in the past, I seldom used this sort of training device in my workouts, generally just for mobility drills or to do running A’s (‘high knees’) with a partner. For resistance training, however, these rubbery things have not yet been a part of my regime. And that’s a shame really. Since the boss developed the new alphaband resistance bands, I’ve been more or less forced to deal with this topic. And now I’m asking myself, ‘What was keeping me back?’. Resistance bands, assisted pull-up bands, powerbands – whatever you want to call them, an entire gym in your bag is what they really are. All you need is:
- one or two bands of varying resistances
- yourself and
- optionally, a place to attach the band.