Role of Exercise Bands
A person can use bands commonly referred to as exercise bands to assist in doing various exercise as they induce contraction of the various muscles involved. Using the bands to do the exercises will ensure one builds up their strength, increase the size of their skeletal muscles as well as enhancing anaerobic endurance. These strength exercises are preferred since they have several benefits for the body including 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. The exercise bands can be used too in physical therapy by those patients who have suffered injuries in their muscles. The strength for patients doing cardiac rehab can be rebuilt and enhanced through use of these exercise bands too.
There are various types of exercise bands for doing different exercises including the pull u bands for the pull up exercises. The pull up exercise is an upper body pulling exercise performed when the palms have been lifted up in the forward position. A pull up band enables a person to engage in the pull up exercises with ease to enhance strength of their upper bodies. Pull up exercises engages various muscles in the body including those in the arms, hands and the forearms, shoulders, scapular, abdominal muscles as well as the pelvic floor muscles. When doing the pull up exercises, one should be cautious to avoid 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. The pull up assist bands usually come in different thicknesses such that if it is thicker, more body weight is likely to be offset unlike for a thinner one. Depending on a persons body weight, there is a pull up assist band of a given thickness that is more suited for them hence one need to be aware of their weight when purchasing one. The pull up band is usually thrown over a horizontal bar to enable one pull themselves up until when the chin will come over the horizontal bar.
There are various benefits of using the pull up assist bands as well as other exercise bands when in need. They exercise bands are suitable for all people whether a beginner or an expert in doing a particular type of exercise. They are also well adapted in doing all the exercises where one can adjust the intensity of the exercise bands to either heavy, medium or light to suit one’s needs.