Resistance Band Breakdown

If you're new to using resistance bands

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The science behind using resistance bands in your training is pretty straight forward. The more you stretch the band, the more it provides resistance to your muscles. 

But let's take it a little further. 

There are three different types of strength curves when it comes to training, with every exercise falling into one type; ascendingdescending and parabolic.

An ascending strength curve is where the exercise gets harder as you extend, for example, pressing movements such as bench press and shoulder press.

Whereas a descending strength curve is where the exercise feels heavier towards the end of the range of motion. For example; a pull up.

Resistance bands are known as an ascending strength curve as they provide resistance exponentially, which means, the further you stretch them, the more resistance you will receive. This makes bands a great addition to your training as they enable you to maintain the tension of the movement throughout the range of motion. 

The result

Get stronger faster.

With the bands providing high levels of constant tension on your muscles, it will force them to stay engaged and working harder. This will assist in improving your strength and power 

 

in your lifts, as the resistance allows movements velocity to change and be accelerated, which is exactly how the body increases power. 

 Activate and engage your glutes

 

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