…Offer a versatile exercise option. These simple rubber bands are lightweight, portable and inexpensive.
Get fit using resistance bands
Resistance bands are one of the most versatile exercise tools you can purchase, offering many options for strengthening your muscles and improving your flexibility. Made from natural or synthetic rubber, resistance bands are available as simple strips, loops (which resemble large rubber bands), or moulded rubber tubes with handles. Like weights, the bands come in a range of different resistance levels, which are indicated with colours. The colours vary among manufacturers, but with all of them the force is directly related to the percentage of elongation. The amount of resistance ranges from about three pounds to about 22 pounds, and changes throughout the exercise (i.e, at the beginning of a stretch there will be less resistance, but at full stretch there will be more). It is recommended that you check with your doctor before starting an exercise regimen, especially if you’ve previously led a sedentary lifestyle. If you’re reasonably fit, start out with medium-resistance bands and work your way up to heavyresistance bands.