Benefits of Exercise Bands
Exercise bands refers to bands that are elastic in nature to enhances exercises that induce contraction of the muscles. This in return helps one build their strength, increase the size of their skeletal muscles as well as enhancing anaerobic endurance. Increased strength and toughness of the muscle, bone, tendon and ligament, enhanced functioning of the joints, increasing the density of the bone, reducing the chances of getting injured, enhanced fitness, enhancing metabolism as well as improving the functioning of the cardiac organs are some of the benefits of doing strength training exercises in the body. Patients more so those who are recovering from muscle injuries can use the exercise bands during physical therapy to enhance strength. Also, patients undergoing a cardiac rehab can use the exercise bands to rebuild and enhance their strength at a slow rate as they recover.
Pull up bands is one of the many types of exercise bands that is used for doing the pull up exercises. The pull up exercise is an upper body pulling exercise performed when the palms have been lifted up in the forward position. Using the pull up bands enables one to do the exercise easily without staring their muscles excessively. Muscles in the arms, hands and the forearms, shoulders, scapular, abdominal muscles as well as the pelvic floor muscles are some of the muscles that one uses when doing the pull up exercises. Care should be taken when doing these exercise to avoid injuries and excessive stress on the muscles, bone, tendon and ligament causing pain from entrapment of the ulnar nerve, tendonitis and bursitis.
Using the pull ap bands when doing the pull up exercises enables one to offset part of their bodyweight making it easier to do the pull up. The pull up assist bands usually come in different thicknesses such that if it is thicker, more body weight is likely to be offset unlike for a thinner one. When acquiring a suitable pull p band, it is important for one to know of their body weight so that they can acquire one that is proportional to their body weight for easier doing of the pull up exercises. The pull up band is usually thrown over a horizontal bar to enable one pull themselves up until when the chin will come over the horizontal bar.
Exercise bands including the pull up assist bands have a number of benefits to a person using them. Every person depending on their level of expertise in a particular exercise can use the exercise bands. They are also well adapted in doing all the exercises where one can adjust the intensity of the exercise bands to either heavy, medium or light to suit one’s needs.