It seems now more than ever that health, wellbeing and self-care are at the forefront of public consciousness. People ask for nothing more than to build and maintain their strength in as convenient way as possible. Whether you’re a professional athlete, or just working out at home, your training session won’t go far wrong with a Resistance Band close by.
These super-versatile and extremely powerful loops of premium latex are the gift that just keep on giving, and in celebration of the recent launch of their newest line of products, SMUG Active are dropping 5 must- know benefits of their highly-popular Looped Resistance Bands:
Awaken Sleeping Muscles - There’s a high chance that your body isn’t using all the muscles available to it, and unfortunately that spells bad news for your posture, balance and stability. Training with a Resistance Band will allow you to expand these smaller muscle groups, and develop better muscle activation patterns. You’ll find your movement and flexibility greatly improved, as the true benefit to muscular endurance.
Physical Rehabilitation - SMUG Active have packed their Resistance
Band sets with 5 bands of varying strength, and it’s this clever hack
that will guide your muscles through vital rehabilitation. Injuries to the
knee, shoulder and hip areas are all too common thanks to the
physical demand we exert on to them, and use of Resistance Bands
has proved integral to muscle repair. Exposure to the fluctuating
levels of traction between bands is just what muscles need to mend and improve; whilst SMUG Active’s predicable use of only the most superior quality latex allows the bands to retain their shape and tension over repetitive and long-term periods of use.
Levelling up your workout - Although they’re great for 1-on-1 use, too many remain surprised by the fact that Resistance Bands can be incorporated with the use of your other gym equipment. Our favourite example of this is when they’re wrapped around the end of a weight bar or dumbbell, as they make each rep that little bit more challenging, whilst allowing you to gain a better idea of what’s working during your workout, and what’s not. When used in this way, you can also better control the angle at which you’re training at, and more specifically which muscle groups you’re using; something that’s especially useful if you’re working with an injury.
Light as a feather - Versatility is the ultimate goal for any piece of gym equipment, and it’s probably why the popularity of Resistance Bands has only risen within recent years. They’re designed for compound exercises, which incorporate the use of several muscle groups throughout one session. As Resistance Band exercises are more geared towards compound movements, you’re far more likely to be enjoying a full body workout when using one, whilst their flexibility and easy-to-use nature means that you can feel their benefit pretty much anywhere! And just because they love their customers, SMUG Active have even thrown in a black canvas bag to carry the bands in!
Better form, better you - When used correctly, Resistance Bands can work wonders for your overall body strength, balance and posture. They place your muscles, even the sleeping ones, under constant tension, which will cause them to work harder, and stimulate their own growth. The quality of each movement is not only tested, but significantly improved; something that just can’t be compared or compromised.
If you’re burning for the body-loving benefits of these brilliant bands, dive into SMUG Active’s brand new range here.