Valor Fitness Mould Strength Bands - What are resistance bands used for? Made from best quality 100% rubber, Valor Fitness elastic strength bands are the perfect tool for progressively increasing strength, explosive power and speed, and endurance. Stretch bands are also referred to as resistance bands, barbell bands, super bands, bench press bands, squat bands and powerlifting bands. Large loop band training has become one of the most effective training tools for weightlifting and powerlifting. When used for strength training exercises such as bench press and squats, strength bands can be used to safely increase the intensity of a workout without adding additional weights to a bar. For the stronger lifter, they will add considerable resistance to bicep and tricep exercises. They are also great for general conditioning, rehabilitation, stretching, jumping, speed training, and aerobics. Valor MS Strength bands are available in four sizes and can be purchased individually or as a complete set.
- (1) Strength Conditioning Band - 3/4" Wide (MS-173-BLUE)
- Resistance Level: Medium
- 22 lbs of force when pulled to double the resting length (80")
- Color: Blue
- Width: 3/4”
- Length: 41”
- Thickness: 1/4”
- Weight: 173 grams (6.1 oz)
- Best quality 100% rubber
- 1 Year Warranty for use as intended for stretching and resistance exercises alone or in conjunction with bar exercises - Warranty does not cover use as a harness
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Differences between Resistance Band Training and Free Weights
Most people who lift weights will tout the greatness of free-weights as the best mass builder. While free weights are great, resistance bands can have their place as well. Some distinct differences in resistance bands can make them useful to anyone, especially those who will be away from any gym for a while. There are several advantages to using resistance bands. The first and most obvious advantage is how much easier they will fit into your luggage compared with free weights. There is also a mechanical advantage in resistance bands that resistance is maintained through every part of the motion while many similar free weight exercises are actually not performing work during parts of the lift when movement isn't against gravity at a large enough angle. With your resistance band training, every part of both the concentric and eccentric part of the exercise has resistance, resulting in better range of motion strength and more complete stimulation.
Using Resistance Bands
When using resistance bands for your workout, the factor you should be thinking about is picking a band with a resistance appropriate to your strength and the exercise you are doing. When performing the exercise, the band should be secured in a way so the length is appropriate to give resistance even at the bottom of the exercise.
Benefits and Worth
As with any exercise routine, resistance bands will increase the strength of your muscles and stimulate growth. What they will also do is hit the full range of motion, working many parts of a lift and muscle often not worked by free weights (i.e. free weight curls and triceps extensions aren't working during the whole motion). This in turn will increase flexibility and applicable strength and more muscle stimulation. So it becomes quite obvious that for anyone who needs a way to work out on vacation, periodically can't get to the gym, or wants something extra to add to the workout, resistance bands are well worth it. And at such a low cost, there's little reason not to invest in them.
[Excerpts from Bodybuilding.com]
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Item Number: MS-173-BLUE ProdID_20847
Product Name: Strength Conditioning Band - 3/4" Wide -- Valor Athletics (MS-173-BLUE)
Manufacturer: VALOR ATHLETICS
Manufacturer Part No: MS-173-BLUE