One of the hottest new trends in the fitness world is the use of resistance bands, or long and highly flexible rubber bands that can be used to perform a wide range of resistance-based exercises. Like the many physical exercise routines you can complete using only your body weight and gravity, it’s the simplicity of the resistance band workout that makes it so very effective.
But that leaves a big question: why should you bother with such a workout? What can a resistance band workout accomplish that another type of workout can’t? There are a few important reasons to implement a resistance band workout today. Let’s take a look at some of them here.
1. It’s Cheap
You can spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars each and every year paying for a gym membership that will simply allow you to use someone else’s workout equipment. Or, you could pay that much (or possibly more) to build your own workout machines at home.
But there’s a third alternative: you could try simple and highly cost-effective options like bodyweight exercises and workouts based on a resistance band routine. Most resistance bands are available for under $50, with some coming equipped with video that can show you the proper way to perform a variety of resistance band exercises.