What are some benefits of using exercise bands?

Exercise bands are amazingly versatile. They provide a greater range of motion, and are ideal for strengthening the core of your body. Elastic bands are unique in that they increase resistance as you extend your limbs, something free weights can't do. They also allow you to move in a natural and functional manner to really copy the way you move when you're performing other sports or physical activities. For instance, rotational movements with angular momentum can help strengthen muscles used in the exact way you'd work them in a tennis match, a golf swing or throwing motion.

Bands are very portable and can be used easily at home as well as the gym. You can work all of your limbs in multiple ways. You can work with a partner or alone by slipping one band handle on a door or other fixture. You don't need a lot of room at the gym to do effective movements with bands.

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