Published on Thursday, August 6th, 2020 10:04:20 PM
If there is any equipment you should get, even if you have nothing else to use at home, it's a set of mini resistance bands.
Mini resistance bands are around 12” long latex mini bands, the ones above are more durable than latex though and have much more grip. They are used to rapidly activate your glutes and engage your hips through an array of lower body exercises. The goal is to stimulate legs, glutes and hip complex to give the thigh and butt a more robust and sexy physique by creating a muscular, rounded shape. See the picture below for some cheaper, latex ones.
Mini resistance bands are alternatively known as ‘booty bands,’ ‘butt bands’, and ‘hip bands,’ depending on your circle of influence. They come in a wide, flat and fixed resistance sizes to adjust as needed.
The best part about mini resistance bands? You can use them to work every single part of your body (seriously) and one pack contains enough resistance options to adjust your workouts according to your goals—all without lifting any actual weights. What could be more convenient?
If you’re not sold yet, here’s a little more info on how mini resistance bands work, all of the things you can do with them, and ultimately, why it’s more than worth investing in a set. (P.S. You can find decent ones for just $15 on Amazon.)
Yes, dumbbells, kettlebells, and other various free weights are great workout tools, and if you’re strategic, you can build a little home gym with them.
...But mini resistance bands take up practically no space and weigh next to nothing.
So, let's dive into the benefits of using mini resistance bands!
As resistance bands stretch, they create increased tension in your muscles and cause them to contract. The more you stretch the band, the more intense the resistance gets, and the harder the exercise becomes. There will usually be different tensions for the different bands in your sets too, so if one band feels way to easy, go to the next one, and so on.
Spend less than $30! In some cases, less than $10! You can get them on Amazon.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re a beginner or an advanced user, booty bands are easy to use and customize for strength and ability. As stated above, they will come in a set to use for different strengths!
Although booty bands are meant for exercising the lower body, they are also useful for the upper body, particularly for warm-ups
Booty bands are lightweight and occupy almost no space, which is great for storage and travel
With booty bands dynamically challenge your muscles in new ways so your workouts stay fresh and challenging
They are arguably the best tool to tone and shape your glutes.
Now, if you are overseas with the military, you will know that exercise equipment can be hard to come by! The BX pr PX sells out from time to time of exercise equipment which can be so frustrating if you want to get on track with your workouts.
Equally, if you are stuck at home with the kids or maybe your spouse is deployed, it can be damn near impossible to get to the gym!
That is why these mini resistance bands, booty bands, butt bands.... whatever you like to call them, are a no-brainer!
You should definitely, without a shadow of doubt, invest in a decent set for $10-$20!!!
... So freaking cheap!
Maybe 1:1 online coaching would be another great step you can take to help you reach your fitness goals. The beauty of having coaching online, is you can keep the same coach, wherever you end up in the world!
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