There are those elastic bands that a person can use when doing exercises so as to induce contraction of the muscles referred to as exercise bands. This in return helps one build their strength, increase the size of their skeletal muscles as well as enhancing anaerobic endurance. 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 are some of the benefits of doing strength training exercises in the body. In physical therapy, patients who are recovering from muscles injuries can too make good use of the exercise bands. Also, patients undergoing a cardiac rehab can use the exercise bands to rebuild and enhance their strength at a slow rate as they recover.
One of the most common types of exercise band is the pull up band which is used in the pull up exercises. This exercise involves pulling the upper body up when the palms have been lifted up in the forward position. 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. 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. Having a thicker pull up band ensures that more weight is offset unlike when use a thinner one hence ensuring easier exercise. When acquiring a suitable pull p band, it is important for one to know of their body weight so that they can acquire one that is proportional to their body weight for easier doing of the pull up exercises. 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.
One can enjoy various benefits from using the exercise bands including the pull up assist bands. They exercise bands are suitable for all people whether a beginner or an expert in doing a particular type of exercise. The exercise bands are quite flexible in allowing one to adjust the intensity of their resistance either into heavy, medium or light doo as to suit one’s needs.