|Resistance Bands are earning popularity day by day. It is because of their cost-effectiveness and capability to provide the same level of resistance as the machine equipments or free weight that
resistance band are being used by a big part of the population.
Though used by the fitness buff now, few years ago physiotherapists used resistance bands to aid ndividuals in rehabilitating their rotator cuff muscles of the shoulders, in whiplashing to their necks and even for those recovering from lower back surgery. Resistance Bands and its Unique Property
resistance band is markedly characterized by its 'variable elastic potential', a unique trait. The more you elongate the band, the more resistance is applied.
Types of Resistance Bands
Three categories of resistance bands are available. They are:
i) Tube styled resistance Bands: These types of resistance bands are comprised of a stretchable, latex tube consisting of handles on its either end. Usually 48 inches in length, the tube resistance band can be used to do any type of exercise. While some tube resistance bands feature ordinary plastic handles, the other bands feature-padded handles that take the shape of your hands.
ii) Flat Resistance Bands: These resistance bands are generally long, flat stretchable materials. Unlike tube resistance bands, the flat resistance bands do not possess any handle. 48 inches long, these
resistance band are chiefly used for rehabilitation.
iii) Loop Resistance Bands: These resistance bands are somewhat like the flat exercise bands. Usually flat in shape, the ends of these bands are attached so that the band becomes a complete loop. Good for lower body exercise, the loop rathin mandal can be looped along the ankles for an effective mlower body exercise.