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The Right Way to Use Resistance Bands

from HealthDay via Health

This article features an ACSM resource on resistance bands.

Stretchy resistance bands go anywhere and can be used by almost anyone. They're also as effective as they are inexpensive.

But it's important to use them properly to get all their strength training and coordination benefits.

As you stretch a resistance band, you'll start to feel more and more tension -- that's what forces your muscles to work and develop. Buy a set of bands that is color-coded by level of resistance. It's fine to start with simple lengths of stretchy material and progress to a tube style with handles if you want variety later on. As a general rule, 5-foot lengths are long enough for most exercises. more

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