Resistance bands for legs aren’t for athletes alone but are good for general workouts, weight loss programs or even fitness programs. Anyone who wants to live a healthy lifestyle by keeping in shape, losing weight or fat, and staying fit would use resistance bands for legs.
These resistance bands for the legs fit above the knees for a heart-healthy, comfortable, strength building workout for core muscles, hip flexors, hips and legs during physical activities like exercising and training for sports such as kicking, sprinting, jumping, running or walking. The advantages of strengthening the parts mentioned above help improving endurance, agility, flexibility, and balance to help you enhance increased jump power, speed, quicker reaction time, more powerful and higher kicks as well as reduce the rate of sports injuries.
Determining the Right Set of Resistance Bands for You
There are several designs of exercise rubber bands because of the younger athletes who will require shorter exercise rubber bands which offers the required resistance needed by them to get better results.
We shall take a look at the resistance bands designed by Kinetics for athletes of various weights and how they function.
- For athletes weighing 50 kg (110 pounds) and above:
This contains green bands (having a purpose of a wide range of motion) and red bands (for lighter stretching). Each of these resistance bands has a long band (usually placed in front) and a short one (usually placed at the back). The work of the shorter back band is to help fire the glutes and hamstrings equally with quadriceps.
- For athletes weighing less than 50 kg (100 pounds):
This set includes two short yellow bands (majorly for beginners), two short red bands (used by advanced athletes) along with a long red band that is used in front of the shorter band can’t provide the desired full motion range. The important thing when using resistance bands for legs is for the user to feel the resistance while the full range of motion capabilities is maintained.
When performing resistance band exercises, it is important to know the type of bands you are using because apart from the length, the quality is equally important. If you want to get effective results, you should try as much as possible to avoid by cheap resistance bands, as this might be detrimental to your workouts.
The good thing about resistance bands is that they can be carried from one place to the other and can be stored in a drawer. Therefore, whenever you feel like doing some workouts on your legs, just pick it out from wherever it is kept. It can be at or even at work – yes, at work. All you need is just 15 minutes of your time to perform resistance band exercises such as calf raise, kickbacks, hip adductors, hip abductors, lunges, and squats which are for working on areas like the calf muscles, hips, thighs, hamstrings, etc. The major thing to consider when selecting a resistance band is your body weight because it determines which is best for you.