Resistance Bands for Strength and Conditioning
Strength and conditioning using resistance bands operates according to the same scientific principles of stressing the muscles with progressive resistance as free weight training.
Strength building with resistance bands is an exact science of repetitions and sets of exercises at maximum effort to build your body and mind. An extremely
important aspect of strength training is proper nutrition. The diet aspect of your strength and conditioning program is just as important, if
not more, than the resistance band training aspect. So, eliminate sugar, fatty fried foods, processed foods and foods with preservatives. Eat a more natural diet with fruits, vegetables,
legumes, and if possible organically grown. Also include some vitamin and protein supplements as well as vegetable juices and protein shakes. Eat smaller meals 4-5 times a day with less snacking.
If you are serious about developing your mind and body through a safe and effective resistance band training
program, find a trainer that is qualified and experienced using resistance bands.
If your using resistance bands for muscular size, lift mainly in the 8-12 rep range but if you want to tone the muscles then lift from
12-15 reps. Do 3 sets of each exercises resting 1 minute between sets, 2x a week for about 45-60 minutes per
session. When using resistance bands maintain an even tempo of lifting smooth and quick, pause and return the
weight slower than the lift. Prepare your mind and body before starting and have a cool down routine, with a
power shake or light snake immediately after training.
A resistance band training program should be geared towards the type of sport skill needed. If your sport skill is speed and endurance, lift
lighter weights with higher repetitions. If you are more of a strength athlete you will do better lifting heavier weights with fewer reps.
Supplements, proper nutrition, rest and mental preparation can help in achieving muscular mass much faster.
Gaining muscular mass is easy when you lift correctly and follow a plan prescribed by a qualified resistance band coach.
Remember, everyone develops differently and at their own pace according to body type, intensity during training and time invested. If you are patient, dedicated
and consistent you will get the results you’re looking for.
If you’re looking for a way to feel and look great – then using resistance bands is for you.
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