If you want a new and exciting way of getting fit, strong, and healthy, have you perhaps considered looking into resistance bands? Resistance bands are amongst the most simplistic fitness tools and accessories on the market today, but don’t let that fool you. Resistance bands may be simple in design and functionality, but they also happen to be extremely effective. Made from strong, durable, and thin rubber with a handle attached to either end, resistance bands offer users a wide variety of resistance-based benefits when it comes to working out and getting fit and strong, without having to rely on free weights and machines. If you’ve been considering investing in a set for a while, here’s a look at 4 awesome benefits of resistance bands that are sure to impress.

  Hugely affordable –
Gym kit and equipment nowadays is more complex and sophisticated than ever. It’s designed to work incredibly, but unfortunately this is reflected in the price. Most pieces of gym kit and equipment do not come cheap, even the more basic accessories. Resistance bands however, are most definitely the exception to the rule. A set of resistance bands cost very little, especially when you consider the fact that you can do so much with them. Whilst the price will vary depending on where you purchase them from, the most you’d likely be looking at price-wise would be £21.00.  

Portable –
Another reason why resistance bands are proving to be so popular is because of the fact that they’re portable and light weight. Because of their design, they can be taken virtually anywhere with you, and as they’re so light you won’t even notice that you’re carrying them. You can take them with you to the gym, to work, or even on holiday with you or to a hotel if you’re out of town and unable to train.  

Versatile –
Resistance bands are ideal due to the fact that they’re so versatile. You can use resistance bands to work multiple muscle groups and to perform countless exercises. You can attach the bands to doorframes, wrap them around trees, attach them to machines at the gym, use them with pieces of furniture, or even simply trap them under your feet to perform exercises such as bicep curls or seated shoulder presses perhaps.  

Different resistances –
When you purchase a set of resistance bands, one of the first things you’ll notice is that the bands are all different colours. This isn’t just to make them look pretty and to help them stand out, it’s to show you which bands offer different resistances. Generally you’ll find that the red bands off the lightest resistances at around 20 – 35 pounds, whereas the black bands offer the highest resistances, at around 175 – 230 pounds. The bands are different lengths and different thicknesses, so you can use lighter and heavier bands accordingly, just as you’d use lighter and heavier weights in a gym to perform different exercises.