5 Potential Health Benefits of Resistance Band Training

Can strength training with a large rubber band really offer health benefits?


Exercise resistance bands have become a go-to strength-training tool for both fitness veterans and newcomers. Bands are accessible, stored easily, and safe to use, says Steven E. Mayer, MD, a sports medicine physician at Northwestern Medicine in Naperville, Illinois.

The force you need to exert to stretch a resistance band works your muscles, similar to heavier dumbbells or exercise machines, according to the Cleveland Clinic.

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