Versatile full body training with fitness bands
Elastic resistance bands are universally usable and offer applications for every athlete and every training situation. Whether it is strength or mobility training, as the training resistance or support – the 1 m long powerbands make your training more effective and more diversified. They enable you to train your body in different ways.
Resistance bands as support
Fitness bands are often used as support for difficult exercises like pull-ups to make the exercises easier. If you fix them to the pull-up bar and position a knee in them, the elastic band will help pull you up when it contracts back to its normal length. Especially for beginners, this is a helpful support when they can’t do a full rep on their own yet. However, by using it simply as support you will not use the full potential of the resistance band. They are also perfect as training resistance.
Strength training with powerbands
If you compare powerbands with barbells or dumbbells two differences become apparent. For one, you can only work against gravity when using weights, so generally you lift the weight upwards. Resistance bands will also create a resistance in horizontal movements in pulling or pushing direction. Secondly, the resistance of fitness bands increases in relation to their elongation. This makes resistance band training very joint-friendly. During bench press, for example, the resistance is highest when both arms are fully extended (lock out). In starting position, when the shoulders are in the weakest position, the resistance is lowest.