So your looking at ways to get fitter or tone up your body and you have seen resistance bands for sale but you not really sure what they are and how they will work.
Resistance bands are a very popular fitness accessory used by millions of people all over the world, that should start to inspire a little confidence in the product. There are lots of manufacturers and of course like everything there can be a huge variation in price. Check the Internet for prices though as they are always cheaper there. Major stores like Amazon will also sell various different manufacturers products.
So what are they? well effectively the bands replace traditional weights, instead of lifting up dumbbells etc, you merely use the bands and the resistance latex bands create acts as a substitute for the weights. Cheaper, smaller and completely portable, they should be starting to look even better now.
Most sets come with instructions on how to use them, some with videos but basically you use inanimate objects like door frames to quickly attach them to or use your own body weight. As an example you could use an ankle strap to attach a band and then move your leg outwards. With a band attached this is harder than just doing it normally. You can vary the resistance by changing the band to one that will create more resistance and hence more effort.
Portability is a great advantage to these resistance band systems and there are training programs adapted or created specifically for the different types of resistance bands for sale. Programs such as the Px90 allow you to substitute the free weights for bands (you do still need a chin up bar though).
If you are unsure which to choose from all the various resistance bands for sale then a quick bit of research on the Internet will get you sorted. Some people just want them for a general tone up and therefore the resistance required may not be that great. Those bodybuilders amongst you may require higher quality bands as you will be pushing them a lot harder and will therefore need better quality. One thing is for sure they are cheaper and more convenient than free weights.