Posted by Michael Evans

Australians should train with resistance bands. According to the Better Health Channel, resistance training results to the following health benefits:

- Improved muscle strength and tone (to protect your joints from injury)

- Maintained flexibility and balance (helps you remain independent as you age)

- Weight management and increased muscle-to-fat ratio – as you gain muscle (your body burns more kilojoules when at rest)

- May help reduce or prevent cognitive decline in older people

- Greater stamina (as you grow stringer, you won’t get tired as easily)

- Prevention or control of chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, back pain, depression and obesity

- Pain management

- Improved mobility and balance

- Improved posture

- Decreased risk of injury

- Increased bone density and strength and reduced risk of osteoporosis

- Improved sense of wellbeing (resistance training may boost your self-confidence, improve your body image and your mood)

- A better night’s sleep and avoidance of insomnia

- Increased self-esteem

- Enhanced performance of everyday tasks

What bands should I use?

There are numerous kinds of bands. One of the most popular types is called the power band.

Above: Advanced Pro Loop Set of 3

These are like giant rubber bands--the more you stretch it, the greater resistance you get. It is commonly used by Crossfit enthusiasts, gym-goers, athletes, etc.

How can I workout with power bands?

Exercise bands can replicate virtually any functional movement. Exercises like pull ups, chest press, bicep curls, etc. can easily incorporate bands for greater difficulty level.

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