1 extra-light resistance band (yellow)
1 light resistance band (green)
1 medium resistance band (red)
1 heavy resistance band (blue)
1 extra-heavy resistance band (black)
2 handles, 2 ankle straps, 1 door anchor and 1 storage bag
How Resistance Bands Work:
In order for a muscle to grow, it's tissue must be broken down through some form of resistance. By constantly breaking down muscle tissue, then allowing it to regenerate, it will begin to grow in size and definition. The whole concept of the resistance band is performing exercises that use it's elastic nature to work specific parts of the body. Traditional weights only provide a steady stream of tension throughout the entire movement. This is sometimes referred to as negative resistance. The biggest benefit of a resistance band is the ability to work more than one muscle at a time creating an efficient, streamlined workout. Another great benefit is that the bands are portable and light-weight, so you can work out just about anywhere.
Resistance Band Exercises for Your Upper Body:
There are three major muscle groups for the upper body: chest, back and shoulders.
With a resistance band, you can perform basic exercises that will effectively work all three areas as well as your arms.
For the chest, the best exercises are the press and the fly. To perform a chest press, in a seated position, wrap the band around your back and push your arms straight out in front of you, then slowly allow them to contract back towards your body. To perform a chest fly, keep your arms out at your sides, then slowly bring your hands together. For your shoulders, the best exercise would be the military press. Standing on the band, raise both arms straight up above your head, but be careful not to fully lock your elbows. Slowly allow your arms to come back down. To work your back, you will need something to connect the middle of the band to, such as a door knob. Facing the door knob (or other anchor point) pull both ends of the band into your chest, then slowly release your arms back out. This movement is the exact opposite of the chest press, as it will provide resistance to the large muscles in your back.
There are numerous variations to these basic exercises that you can incorporate into your workout simply by altering the angle of each movement. You should do each exercise three times, performing 10-15 repetitions per set. If you are just starting out, you might have to slowly build up to this level.
Resistance Band Care:
-Keep your resistance band out of the sunlight when you store them. Storage back included for your convenience.
-If you use your resistance bands in the pool, make sure to wash them off. Chlorine and salt can damage the bands over time.
-Cuts and abrasions are not a resistance band's friend. Try not to use on any surface that could cut the tubes.
- 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.
Resistance Band Handle: nylon strap material that links the band and the handle portion
Resistance Variety: A variety of bands weights will give you a better workout by allowing you to gradually work your way up in weaker exercises and really activate your muscles on stronger ones
"Stackable" Variable Resistance Bands:
The variable part of this type of resistance band comes from your ability to clip on additional bands.
This will let you combine bands to make a heavier resistance band to use.
Features metal clipping system on bands for attaching to soft-grip handles or ankle straps.
Includes a door anchor, carrying bag, and ankle strap.