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  • Writer's pictureGokay Kurtuldum

Practical Strength Training For Women

If you are one of those ladies who would like to get stronger but wouldn't want to join a gym, you might like this! There are variety of options to choose from and resistance bands are super practical.

Using resistance bands for strength training for women is not only practical but also very very effective for a number of reasons.

Firstly, resistance bands are very lightweight so you can take them anywhere you go.

Secondly, they come with variety of strengths and lengths. Some are loop shaped, some a long 1-1.5 metre long that is easily attachable to a door handle, chair, bench, post which gives you many options and exercise selections.

One of the favourite things I love about them compared to free weights such as dumbbells or barbells is that, you don’t rely on the gravity. You can easily do horizontal movements and have the perfect resistance you need to work those gluteus.

Another thing I really like which differentiate these bands from other resistance training equipment is that the resistance get incrementally harder when you stretch them. For instance, if you are doing clams to work your glutes mid and adductors, it starts relatively easy and it gets harder further you increase the range of motion.

They literally bring another dimensions to your workouts. Imagine you are doing body weight squats, that works your quads, hamstrings and glutes. Then add a resistance band around your knees which will bring your knees together and as soon as you work against that resistance and still perform squats, you’ be targeting your glutes on a completely different level!

And finally, it is very easy to do isometric contraction exercises by holding the position of the exercise for a duration of time using the resistance band which is a very effective way of doing some rehab exercises.

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