To make the most of your resistance bands, there are some tips, tricks, and safety precautions to be aware of.
- Check your bands for cracks and tears: Bands are made from rubber and after a while they can develop some tears and cracks. Injuries can occur if your resistance band breaks and snaps while working out. To avoid this, check for cracks and tears before use.
- Remove the slack: For the best results, stand far enough back or pull the bands tight enough in your hands to remove the slack.
- Double up: Farther you are standing from the RFS Anchor more resistance you are adding to your exercise. If you find you aren’t challenged while using your resistance bands and you are already too far from the anchor consider doubling up with a second band.
- Choose the correct resistance: Choose a resistance level that challenges you if you are working on building strength. You should feel close to the point that you cannot perform any more repetitions in the final few repetitions of your exercise. Increase the resistance when you get stronger by choosing a more challenging band. If you do not have a higher resistance level band, consider adding more repetitions to your sets. These tactics will help you to keep progressing.
- Go slowly: Do not let the bands pull you back sharply after pulling against the resistance. Be sure to control the band as you return to the starting position to avoid poor form and injuries. Slow pull and slow release if the tension will add to your progress massively.
- Set your RFS Anchor at proper height: It is essential to chose proper height for your anchor in dependace of your workout. Incorrect height might injure your muscle. Imagine doing biceps curls with anchor set at wrong height. First you would not be able to do this exercise, secondly your joints would badly hurt. Make sure that anchor is always set at the height to provide you resistance at opposite direction of your exercise. You will find proper height along every exercise inside our App.