I recently acquired some resistance bands. They’ve been popular for a while & the internet is full of info — I’m really lame about trends — so I’m not going in depth here, but I did want to suggest them to anyone who hasn’t tried them & is looking for a cheap, easy way to do strength work at home without taking up a lot of space. They are a little easier to use than weights, & if you drop them on your foot it hurts a lot less.
This About.com page, Choosing & Using Resistance Bands, has some really good, basic information, including some exercises to try. A quick search will turn up scads of sites, including youtube videos. So much that when I went to dig up fodder for my post, I was so overwhelmed I decided to just let you find it yourselves. >_< Do you ever get those information overloads where you just don’t know where to start?
I’ve been doing a few exercises over the last week since I got them. The next ones I get will be a higher resistance, but I do feel the work I’m doing, especially in my shoulders because they are so sad & weak. 😦
And now for a moment of excessive packaging shame:
I lost my balance a little when I picked up the package. It looked like it had some weight to it, but then felt like lifting a box of air, so my body was a little over prepared. They are giant rubber bands with foam handles inside a box. What were they so afraid would happen?
Have you guys tried resistance bands? Thoughts? Favorites? Exercises you are especially fond of?