Exercise bands refers to bands that are elastic in nature to enhances exercises that induce contraction of the muscles. This in return helps one build their strength, increase the size of their skeletal muscles as well as enhancing anaerobic endurance. There are various benefits that one is able to experience in their bodies through the strength training exercises such as increased strength and toughness of the muscle, bone, tendon and ligament, enhanced functioning of the joints, increasing the density of the bone, reducing the chances of getting injured, enhanced fitness, enhancing metabolism as well as improving the functioning of the cardiac organs. In physical therapy, patients who are recovering from muscles injuries can too make good use of the exercise bands. The strength for patients doing cardiac rehab can be rebuilt and enhanced through use of these exercise bands too.
Pull up bands is one of the many types of exercise bands that is used for doing the pull up exercises. The pull up exercise is performed when the palms have been lifted up in the forward position so as the upper body can be pulled up. The pull up assist bands as the name suggests assist a person in doing the pull up exercises to avoid overstretching of the muscles involved in the upper body. There are various muscles that are engaged during pullups including those in the arms, hands and the forearms, shoulders, scapular, abdominal muscles as well as the pelvic floor muscles. Care should be taken when doing these exercise to avoid injuries and excessive stress on the muscles, bone, tendon and ligament causing pain from entrapment of the ulnar nerve, tendonitis and bursitis.
Using the pull ap bands when doing the pull up exercises enables one to offset part of their bodyweight making it easier to do the pull up. There are a variety of pull up assist bands with each having its own thickness where thicker bands offset more weight making it easy to pull up unlike for those that are thinner. It is important for one to know of their body weight so as to get the most suitable pull up resistant band with the best thickness for easier exercising. A horizontal bar is used to hold the pull up assist band and one needs to pull themselves up until the chin gets over the bar.
Exercise bands including the pull up assist bands have a number of benefits to a person using them. They exercise bands are suitable for all people whether a beginner or an expert in doing a particular type of exercise. One can use the exercise bands for all exercises as they are flexible and their resistance can be adjusted easily to suit their needs.