Thursday, April 22, 2010
Resistance Bands Can Replace Weights
In my last post, I discussed the benefits of using medicine balls. Another great tool for varying up your workouts is the resistance band.
I believe I've written about using resistance bands in the past, but it's worth repeating because they are so easy to use. These are elastic bands that you can use to perform a number of different resistance exercises in place of weights. Again, this changes up the mix of exercise. Plus, it involves minimal impact and injury risk.
Check these out as I've seen them priced as low as $2.95. They come in different rates of tension and you can easily travel with them.
Check out this post about resistance band exercises from www.sportsinjuryclinic.net -- http://ow.ly/1rF3s. Or you can try this workout from www.about.com -- http://ow.ly/1rF6t.