Bands add excellent resistance to the workout – Black Beach Products
Bands add excellent resistance to the workout

Bands add excellent resistance to the workout


Body weight workout today: I added bands, well.. because I love bands!



A resistance band is one of the most inexpensive, convenient pieces of workout equipment you can own. You can get a pack of multiple online for $10 or less, and they take up essentially no space—perfect for anyone whose "home gym" is the sliver of space between their sofa and TV.

While there are a million ways to use resistance bands, they're especially great for the glutes. It's common for your quads to take over in exercises like squats and lunges, when you really want your butt to be doing the majority of the work—part of the reason is because many people are quad-dominant, meaning that you tend to overuse your quad muscles during workouts that aren't meant to target them.

There are a few things that can cause it, but one of the big culprits is tight hips. When your hips are tight, you're more likely to initiate movements like squats from your knees instead of your hips, putting the pressure on your legs instead of your butt. Band workouts are really great for targeting the muscles in the butt—the gluteus maximus, gluteus medius, and gluteus minimus.


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