Benefits of elastic bands
Elastic bands have become a training staple for many disciplines and sports. A lower risk of injury, gain joint mobility, soothe pain due to overload and adjust to the different resistances of each exercise.
Applications of elastic bands
In the different programs where elastic bands are applied as a material, they are used to achieve numerous benefits:
Develop muscle strength and mimic sports movements.
Gain specific joint mobility in an anatomical area.
Alleviate some pain due to overload by limiting or complementing ranges of motion to improve mobility and flexibility.
Reduced risk of injury
One of the indispensable benefits of elastic bands is that it is very difficult to get injured, the safety with which facilitates the development of an optimization of the muscle-tendon system, giving the opportunity to create adaptations of tension and resistance immediately," says the expert.
In addition, it facilitates effective training of all muscles, given its versatility at the time of exercise.
Properties and advantages
Characteristics of elastic bands when training with them:
They are made of latex so they have a lot of elasticity.
Their cost is reduced.
The elastic band is easy to use in different places, both indoors and outdoors.
It allows the exercises to be done individually or in pairs.
The considerable increase of the tension at the end of the extension of the band benefits to demand more to the stabilizing musculature of the joint.
Elastic bands of different colors are available on the market to suit the resistance requirements of the exercise and the individual.
Elastic bands are used to improve strength and endurance, which increases muscle tone and the ability to withstand the fatigue that comes from prolonged exertion.
With elastic bands, strength-endurance training is performed at lower magnitudes than those primarily used for other types of strength training. To achieve this, the repetitions in the exercises and the number of sets are increased.