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Resistance Bands Vs Free Weights

“The research performed on elastic resistance suggests that not only does elastic resistance offer similar benefits to free-weight resistance, but it actually has several benefits that outweight (pun intended) those of free weights. This means that a program using elastic tubing resistance can provide similar benefits to a program that uses free-weight resistance, such as increased muscle strength, increase muscle tone and size and decreased body fat.

In addition, a program that uses elastic tubing resistance can also provide benefits that are not offered by free-weight resistance programs, such as more functional strength, functional movement, less cheating through momentum, better injury prevention, greaterability to change muscle emphasis during exercises, greater muscle power development and easier use.”

Dr. Jim Stoppani