Anyone use resistance bands?

Anyone use resistance bands?
seems like they can give a pretty good workout for being a little piece of rubber you can fold up and IST in your pocket

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    you don't have the discipline to use them correctly.
    good for rehab/prehab/stretching though.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I don't have the discipline to do anything correctly
      just considering bands vs calisthenics

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I just use them for a few mobility movements and stretches. But I guess if you buy the one with most resistance, you can use it to add weight to your deadlift for cheap.

      I'm buying a band to use for a warmup routine. Any recommended movements? Upper body or lower.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Pull aparts and shoulder dislocates or whatever the name is. It's pretty good. For lower body I don't think you need the band at all.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        bendy wendies followed by pully aparties.
        maybe throw in some widen tightens for glute activation so you look nice for your boyfriend

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I don't have a boyfriend!

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            bruzzah whoever sold you the band is now your boyfriend

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I just use them for a few mobility movements and stretches. But I guess if you buy the one with most resistance, you can use it to add weight to your deadlift for cheap.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    yeah and you can attach a kettlebell to it and make a nice lil mace.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You'll never get any hypertrophy out of them. The resistance curve is backwards.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I used them but I got repetitive use injuries

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I frick with resistance bands and calisthenics. Once I’m bigger and people ask my 1RM I’m just going to tell them I don’t know.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I got some.
    I only ever used them for progressing on my pull up.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I used them to rehab a rotator cuff injury, now I use them before every workout to warm up. they're exceptionally good for training your stabilizers which are critical for maintaining your form and preventing injury. for example, try putting a medium-strength resistance band around your wrists and doing a OHP movement, keeping your elbows in and forearms vertical. increase resistance until it's a struggle, now you're training your stabilizers

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Their versatility and ability to scale weight for a low cost makes them really handy to have around the home gym
    More importantly, they're great for taking on trips so I don't have to rely on solely bw exercises when visiting friends and family
    That being said, I still prefer using free weights over them when given the choice

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah. It seems like they should work but at the end of day they just don’t. If your goal is putting on muscle, anyway. Even with heavy duty bands. I tried doing some routines during the lockdown and REALLY got after it and found that doing really high rep body weight exercises was still better. Even for legs.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      No they work just as good as weights as long as you use them correctly.

      https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6383082/
      >The outcomes of this systematic review and meta-analysis demonstrated that training with elastic resistance provide strength gains similar to training with conventional resistance.

      https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5873332/
      >In conclusion, elastic resistance bands induced slightly lower muscle activity in the muscles most people aim to activate during flyes and reverse flyes, i.e., pectoralis major and deltoideus posterior, respectively. However, elastic resistance bands increased the muscle activation level substantially in the deltoideus anterior in flyes, and deltoideus medius and trapezius descendens in reverse flyes

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >training with elastic resistance provide strength gains similar to training with conventional resistance.
        Until it doesn't. If you want basic physical competence then sure. If you want significant muscular development they will not provide the necessary tension.
        >blablabla activation
        There's more to it than that.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    i use them to do good mornings as a warmup. step on the band and put it around the base of your neck. the resistance curve is lower at the bottom compared to weights so it's good to warm up or for active recovery on rest days.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    They're underrated for travelling, especially abroad. I have a gym membership that allows access to gyms in most major cities, but if I'm going on vacation to buttfrick nowhere, gyms are not a gurantee. Easier to pack a few bands than a fricking dumbbell. Camping, too.

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