Resistance Band Exercises

Resistance Band Exercises: A resistance band (or theraband) provides excellent weight-bearing resistance exercise.
What is resistance you ask; and how does it work for exercise?
It's weight bearing exercise without using weights.
During exercise, the development of muscle tone and strength, is caused by microscopic tears in muscle fibres. When a fibre is torn, in the process of repairing itself, it will grow stronger. This is what is referred to as “anabolism” which means "to grow" and this is what happens with resistance exercise. And we don’t need anabolic steroids to do it!

What are the benefits of resistance exercise?

We lose 2.25 kg of muscle every decade after age 30. The number of muscle fibres declines with age. From age 30 to age 70 we can lose more than 25% of strength fibres.. Resistance exercise can slow down or even reverse this process.

How do I do resistance exercise?

Pilates studio equipment is resistance equipment. The reformer, cadillac, and the wunda chair, all use systems of pulleys and springs to create resistance. If you prefer, small inexpensive equipment such as the magic circle and Stability Ball, are fantastic. This page however, is devoted to resistance band exercises which will help provide you with an excellent fitness regime.

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Shoulder Exercise with Band

Shoulder Exercise 1.Start with holding the band up over your head with slight tension. Stetch the band out to the side to this position.

Shoulder Exercise with Resistance Band

Shoulder Exercise 2.Start with resistance band held with loose tension in this position and stretch out to sides at chest height.

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Stretching Exercise DVD

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