In these financial times, many people are looking for less expensive ways to workout. Unfortunately, people have been giving up their gym memberships and personal trainers to reduce spending. But those of us in the fitness industry do not want you to give up your commitment to exercise.
A nice way to continue your exercise regimen or introduce your body to exercise is with resistance bands or tubing.
Resistance bands were typically used in a physical therapy or rehabilitation setting, but have now come mainstream. Bands are convenient if you travel often and are looking for an inexpensive way to get started on a fitness regime. Tubing is a great way to learn resistance training because it allows the body to focus on both the beginning phase of the exercise and the ending phase of the exercise which are consecutively referred to as the concentric and eccentric movements. This is different from using a traditional free weight because gravity decides where the weight comes from, and so you get more resistance during the concentric movement than the eccentric. With bands, the tension is constant, which makes it feel harder.