Why Resistance Bands?
When the first resistance bands were developed, they were a far cry from what we have available now. In the 1960’s and 1970’s, they were originally developed and used for rehabilitation of injuries. They provided physical therapists with tools to help patients increase their functional mobility by strengthening the muscles surrounding joints. The original resistance bands were simply long flat pieces of rubber that were cut to fit by the therapist for individual use. The therapist simply cut off the required amount and showed the patient how to use it for exercise.
Today, rehabilitation clinics still use resistance bands as an essential component of therapy, but in the mid to late 1980’s resistance bands began to catch on outside the therapeutic circles and started to be used for regular exercise.
From a simple flat band of rubber, companies began experimenting with different materials and designs and what we have available today is the result of those experiments.
Resistance Bands Re-Purposed
For purists, the original flat bands are still available under many names, including the original company’s name, Thera-Band, but today there are a multitude of companies that produce resistance bands under many different names. It can be a frustrating journey to find the right price and the right quality.
Resistance Bands US is here to provide you with as much up-to-date quality information possible to help you in your purchasing decision. We have over 30 years combined experience in both fitness training and physical rehab behind us.
Unlike other sites, however, we are not simply all about the sale. We also come from backgrounds that value exercise and good health, and to those ends, we are also going to provide exercise tips, routines for using your resistance bands, workouts using your resistance bands with other equipment, and a host of other goodies.
Home fitness does not need to be an expensive proposition. Many times people will spend thousands of dollars on fancy equipment that literally sits in their bedroom or study gathering dust. I speak from experience on this-I finally sold my old Nordic Track Cross Country skier at a garage sale several years ago. I was tired of tripping over it and I never used it.
Resistance Bands take up very little room and are easily taken with you if you travel or move. They can be used almost anywhere and you don’t need a lot of floor space to exercise with them. People of all fitness levels and in all physical conditions can use them.
And you can tone and build muscle in a manner similar to free weights or big machines, without the expense of a fitness club or a room in your house devoted to exercise. The only real drawback to resistance bands is that unlike the big bulky machines, they’re not sitting in plain sight all of the time guilting you into using them; the motivation is all yours, and we’ll be here to help.