Resistance bands are an inexpensive, portable, and highly versatile exercise tool. They can pose some danger if used incorrectly, as is with most gym equipment. In the right hands, however, they can create a stand-alone full body workout experience.
A lot of gym equipment comes with their own sets of pros, as well as downsides. One common detrimental factor among many of the common gym machines is how immobile, and how their versatility can be quite non-existent, being made for a few specific purposes. This can present problems for people who have less money to spend on expensive gym equipment, as well as for those who do not have the time to go to the gym to get their own workout fix. However, there are many exercise tools that have been made specifically to counteract these detrimental factors and one such example of those lies in resistance bands. Resistance bands are bands of rubber made specifically for strength training. While they may feel like toys you can play around with, these are actually some of the most cost-efficient and versatile exercise tools you can have around with you. A quick reminder; it is ill-advised to use resistance bands for the purposes of games or similar purposes. These are made specifically for exercise, so the rubber is extremely elastic; thus, the recoil of these bands could be strong enough to shatter glass or pottery, as well as cause injury to one who gets hit by either of the often metal handles. When used for their intended purpose, however, resistance bands are relatively inexpensive, extremely easy to carry around wherever you go, and are versatile in that they can be used in exercises that are meant to increase the strength of muscles all over the body, giving you a full body workout experience on the back of just one inexpensive band of rubber.