This post was last updated on December 22nd, 2020 at 10:28 pm
Resist-A-Band Exercise Bands are used for exercise and rehabilitation and come in seven colors, with each color representing a different resistance level. They are also available in dispensers with 40 pre-cut 5ft lengths.
Resistance bands are an economic solution for those seeing to improve both upper and lower body strength and range of motion. They are also valuable tools for therapists treating patients who need to improve specific muscle groups as part of a program of rehabilitation when recovering from injury.
They are also lightweight, durable, compact and portable. Patients can take them along on business or vacation trips. They can easily stash the bands in a suitcase or store them in a hotel room closet. In this respect, they have considerable advantages over barbells or dumbells, for example.
They are also versatile – a patient can use a single band to exercise at different resistance levels just by adjusting the amount of slack in the band. The patient can exercise with them with or without the aid of anchors or handles.
Resist-A-Band Exercise Bands – Care & Maintenance
- To clean your resistance bands, simply wipe them with a clean dry cloth. Avoid using soap or other chemicals on the bands.
- Do not store your resistance bands near sharp or pointed objects
- Do not expose your resistance bands to high temperatures. They are made of rubber and heat could melt them or cause other damage.
Choosing The Correct Resist-A-Band Exercise Bands Resistance Level
The first step in choosing the correct resistance level is to evaluate your own fitness level. In general, you should buy a size suited to your current resistance level, not the level you are aiming for.
If you are exceptionally frail, or recovering from injury, you should look towards the extra light bands. The light resistance level is appropriate for use by those recovering from injury as well as by women. Medium resistance is usually an appropriate level for a male of average fitness or an untrained woman. Untrained active men, or active women, should use the heavy resistance level, while the extra heavy level should be your choice if you are a trained and active man or woman.The ultra heavy resistance level is suited to female bodybuilders and exceptionally strong men.