SET OF FIVE PREMIUM QUALITY LATEX RESISTANCE BANDSBrand New - Factory Sealed PERFECT FOR P90X WORKOUT
The resistance feels different . When you use free weights, gravity decides w the weight comes from, so you get more resistance during one part of the movement (such as the upswing of a bicep curl) than the other (the downswing). With bands, the tension is constant, which makes it feel harder. But, think of it like a cable machine or a Bowflex, because it works the same way, only cheaper.
Resistance bands aren't as challenging as machines or dumbbells . With weights, you know exactly how much you're lifting. With bands, you can only go by how it feels and the tension on the band. That doesn't mean you're not getting a good workout, though. If you use good form and the right level of tension, your muscle fibers won't know the difference between weights or bands. Plus, bands offer more variety because you can create the resistance from all directions--the side, overhead, below, etc.
You don't know how to use them . It can be confusing trying to figure out how to use a band. Keep in mind that you can perform the same exercises as you do with free weights--the difference lies in positioning the band. For example, you can stand on the band and grip the handles for bicep curls or overhead presses.... read more