Exercise bands, also called resistance bands, are rubber or latex tubes or strips of various lengths and thicknesses with handles on the ends used for strength training. Increasing body strength requires adding a resistive force to your muscles. In many exercises, this resistive force is achieved through free weights or machines. Using exercise bands allows you to achieve the same results as you would with other resistive forces but with the convenience of high portability and easy storage.
Be sure to purchase a set that includes a door anchor. This is a strap that is placed inside a closed door jam and can be used at high, low and midline heights.
You may also purchase anchors at a hardware store to screw into a wall and then clip your bands to. Make sure and attach anchors into a stud.
Height and weight are factors in choosing the appropriate size of stability ball.Assuming average body weight is proportional to height. If body weight to height is larger than the average proportion, they should try using the size larger in order to maintain the 90-degree rule.
Also, one can adjust the amount of air to keep hips and knees at the right angle. Excessive air to the exercise ball will increase the difficulty of balancing and stabilizing, as the contact area decreases. As the ball flattens out (looses air) stabilizing and balancing exercises will become easier because it has a larger contact area with the with the floor as well as the body.
Dumbbells and free weights give you the ability to practice what’s called functional movements or functional fitness. Functional fitness simulates and strengthens your body’s ability to perform movements that you perform on a regular basis. A perfect example is the squat.
We recommend starting with a set of 5 lb and a set of 10 lb.
15 lb set is optional, but great to have.
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Gliding discs look similar to frisbees and are used on the feet and hands to provide a smooth gliding surface. Use these workout discs to lengthen and strengthen all the major muscle groups in your body through engaging their full range of motion.
You can also use paper plates or a small towel (hard floor surfaces)
The beauty of these wide, flat bands is in their versatility. They pack and travel easily. You can ramp up the intensity with varying resistance levels. You can take advantage of them in your home or at the gym. And they’re easy to incorporate into myriad exercises, helping you utilize lateral movements (which can combat injury and overuse), stabilization work (necessary for proper posture, form, and bulletproofing your body), and instantly make a workout more effective.