Feb 20, 2022
Working out with Resistance Bands
Resistance bands in strength training have been an increasingly popular trend over the past few years.
This is in part because resistance bands are versatile (they can be used anywhere and have a wide array of uses), but it’s also because resistance bands are one of the most effective tools that athletes of all ages and skill levels can use to become faster, stronger, and more injury resistant.
As an athlete myself, I actually had never used resistance bands in strength training until I started using the resistance bands from Martial Paradise a few months ago.
In that time, I’ve become stronger in new ways that I had previously not thought possible, and I have become more resistant to some of the nagging injuries that have plagued my body over my 13-year career in martial arts and combat sports.
Here are the 10 reasons that you should use resistance bands to help your fitness - regardless of your athletic goals.
Resistance bands are incredibly convenient.
If we learned anything from the past year, it’s that the entire world can change in an instant.
One minute, you could have a habit of going to the gym 2-3 times per week. The next, you could be stuck at home, leaving the house for “essentials only”.
That’s what makes resistance bands so great. Just by standing on the band or attaching it to a nearly by surface, you can create enough resistance to give yourself an incredible full-body workout that will help you reach your fitness goals.
Resistance bands are incredibly versatile.
Whether it’s bicep curls, squats, lunges, lateral raises, rows, or any of the other incredibly useful exercises that you can do with a set of resistance bands, the single best part about resistance bands is that you can use them to get a full-body workout.
Whether it’s rehabbing an injury, building strength, or just because you want to get the blood flowing before hitting the weights or training martial arts, resistance bands can serve a purpose in your fitness routine.
Resistance bands are safe for all to use.
Earlier this year, I was rehabbing a mild injury I have on my shoulders, and my resistance bands came in very handy for me.
Traditionally, I've always liked to use heavy weights, and I like to try and do the heaviest weight I can for as many reps as I can. I can’t help it, I started lifting heavy when I was just 14!
However, my resistance bands from Martial Paradise taught me that I can get a great pump without putting any actual stress or weight on my joints.
Resistance bands are great for recovery work as well.
If you’re nursing an injury, resistance bands are the preferred rehab tool of choice for many physical therapists, personal trainers, and fitness professionals.
This is in part because of how safe the bands are to use as I said above, but it’s also due to the fact that resistance bands allow an athlete to work their muscles without putting pressure on their tendons, ligaments, and other injured areas.
The bands are great because they allow athletes to strengthen their muscles (preventing future injury) without actually putting strain on the athlete's damaged injured joints and body parts.
Resistance bands are a different kind of workout.
I like to think I’m a fairly strong athlete for my size. I can bench well more than my body weight. I can squat nearly double my body weight.
When I started using the resistance bands during my workouts, I felt like a weakling.
The reason? My body is just not used to using resistance bands as part of my workout. One of the best things that you can do during your strength training journey is change up your workouts, and for me, using the resistance bands from Martial Paradise was a great way to shock my body.
Resistance bands help you focus on stabilization.
Stabilizing your muscles is one of the most important parts of improving as an athlete, whether that’s as a martial artist, bodybuilder, or any other type of athlete.
Resistance bands give you the ability to improve your stabilization, especially with your core. This is because no matter what type of band you use, there is slack in the band, and in order to use the band for an exercise, you have to pull the slack out of the band.
Resistance bands are some of the most affordable exercise equipment on the market.
A gym membership can be anywhere from $20 to hundreds of dollars per month.
Our resistance bands are just $15, and by using them you’ll be able to get all of the same benefits that you can get out of more intense exercise equipment, and there’s almost no risk for injury.
Oh, and you don’t need to pay a monthly membership to use resistance bands either. You can use them at home, at the park, or just about anywhere where you can stand up.
The best athletes in the world are using resistance bands.
Many of the best athletes in the world, including multi-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady, have said that they use resistance bands in order to say strong and fit year-round.
It might be surprising to hear, but many of the best athletes in the world have actually stopped lifting weights and have replaced weight training with resistance band training.
If you’re an athlete with an intense training schedule, nagging injuries, and the desire to be the fittest version of yourself possible, you need to look into resistance band training as a way to maintain your fitness and avoid injuries.
Using resistance bands in your strength and conditioning routine might just be the secret sauce to unlocking your athletic potential.
Whether it’s martial arts, CrossFit, or any other fitness-related endeavor, resistance bands are one of the tools that many athletes are using - in a wide array of methods and
The top athletes in the world are using resistance bands to boost performance, increase longevity, and prevent injury.
Whether it’s affordability, strength building, injury prevention, or sculpting the body of your dreams, resistance bands are likely one of the most important tools that can help you reach your fitness goals.