Resistance bands are typically made of thin, long rubber. Sometimes they have handles at each end, making it easier to grip.
They are available in a variety of resistances (from easy to hard) so you can buy one based on your fitness level.
You can do almost any form of strength training exercise using a resistance band, such as rows, chest press, tricep extensions, squats, bicep curls as well as presses; and all this without the need for any type of heavy weights.
Today we discuss some important resistance band exercises for runners to help you build complimentary strength for your running.
The best resistance band exercises for runners
If you have just started using a resistance band, you may be curious to know which exercises will provide the best health benefits. It’s not uncommon for runners to focus more on building their leg muscles; however, it’s extremely important to equally focus on building upper body strength too.
When you are running, your upper body helps to counterbalance your legs. Having a stronger upper body helps you transfer energy in a much more efficient manner, with each stride.
Here are some exercises to get you going, and help you build strength as well as improve your running.
Resistance Band Exercise Routines
Resistance band exercise benefits
If you have never used this exercise equipment, you are sure to be surprised with the amount of benefit you get from them.
This is an extremely simple yet effective tool that can help you get in shape.
There are a number of benefits to using a resistance band in your exercise routine, such as:
- Incredibly cost-effective
- Adaptable for various fitness levels
- Can be used with different familiar exercises
- Provides whole-body exercises
- You save on storage space
- Easy to use alone
- Perfect for traveling
- Adds variety as you can do various exercises
- Can be easily combined with other exercise equipment
- Provides an effective workout
If you want to know more about resistance band exercises, feel free to contact us at Paramount Sports Recovery. You can also call us on 02 9719 2060. We’ll be happy to help.
We also have an excellent blog on the best time to utilise stretching as part of your exercise regime.
Check it out Here.