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    Do you guys recommend using resistance bands during workouts ??

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    Re: Resistance band workouts

    I use them for activation movements in order to engage specific muscles that I will be training, and to warm up my shoulders. I also use bands on things like leg presses or hack squats. I will rig the machine so that the bands are pulling when I am at the bottom of the movement. This gives me a heavier load at the top, which allows me to use more weight overall.

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    Quote Quote posted by Aklion View Post
    I use them for activation movements in order to engage specific muscles that I will be training, and to warm up my shoulders. I also use bands on things like leg presses or hack squats. I will rig the machine so that the bands are pulling when I am at the bottom of the movement. This gives me a heavier load at the top, which allows me to use more weight overall.
    Made up bullshit. It's just a word people throw about. Usually by girls referring to their butts as in 'I'm activating my glutes'. Please. Most girls butts are plenty big. I can take my finger - put it on your muscle (lets say your bicep) and get you to concentrate on tensing it while you lift. Even then it's not like the muscle was inactive before.

    Warming up is fine (although using light weights still works).

    You'd also want the bands on a leg press to pull at the top. And it's not more weight - it's more resistance.

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    Re: Resistance band workouts

    physical therapists love using bands on their clients but they don't do jack shit for weight lifters because our bodies are way too advanced. i can see it if you are rehabbing from a major injury, but it won't do shit for us no.

    you can use them post exercise to stretch and such, but what i would rather you do is hot bikram yoga instead
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    It's one of those words 'PT's like to use. Makes them sound like they know what they're doing.

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    Re: Resistance band workouts

    Quote Quote posted by stevesmi View Post
    ...you can use them post exercise to stretch and such, but what i would rather you do is hot bikram yoga instead
    What does incorporating resistance bands in the workouts have to do with yoga?

    I don't see any particular reason why a regular gym goer would need them but for people like powerlifters and alike they may serve some purpose.
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    Quote Quote posted by Fella Finn View Post
    What does incorporating resistance bands in the workouts have to do with yoga?
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    because yoga stretches and de-compresses which is the goal of using bands in most cases and it is much more effective
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    Quote Quote posted by stevesmi View Post
    because yoga stretches and de-compresses which is the goal of using bands in most cases and it is much more effective
    No it's not. As the name suggests it's a resistance band not a stretch band.
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    Re: Resistance band workouts

    Quote Quote posted by gulls61 View Post
    Do you guys recommend using resistance bands during workouts ??
    I'd recommend just doing warmup sets instead. I dont see a need for them unless you domt have access to weights. I only used them to pump up before a show that didnt have any weights available
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    Re: Resistance band workouts

    It depends what you are trying to get out of them. They are not ideal for trying to build muscle and push yourself but they might be decent for warming up and stretching out.



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