Innovate your workout session by using resistance bands instead of weights
Published on:4 November 2021, 17:18pm IST
Who doesn’t like a bit of variation in life? Try switching to these exercises using resistance bands instead of mundane weights.
Team Health Shots
Are you used to training with dumbbells, barbells, plates, et al? If you’ve been resisting change in your workout routine, it’s time you open up your mind and body to variable resistance training (VRT). According to celebrity fitness expert Bhavna Harchandrai, resistance bands offer an edge over weight training.
“While training with dumbbells, barbells and plates, the resistance or load is constant. It means that the resistance varies through the range of motion of the exercise. The load is the highest when you achieve extension at the top of your movement and the lowest at the bottom range,” Harchandrai tells HealthShots.
The expert tells us what variable resistance training helps you with:
It is proven to be superior in increasing lean body mass, strength and power when compared to typical constant resistance training
VRT using resistance bands is also a very convenient way to exercise
The bands are light (almost weightless), portable and occupy zero space. That makes them the best travel workout companion