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10 Benefits of Using Resistance Bands During Exercise

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  • Resistance bands allow you to perform strength-training exercises without weights
  • You can get a full-body workout, add variety and intensity to your strength-training exercises using resistance bands
  • Resistance bands are inexpensive, easy to store and perfect for exercising while traveling

By Dr. Mercola

Resistance bands are made of strong, thin rubber with handles at the end, and come in a variety of resistances depending on your fitness level. With resistance bands, you can do just about any type of strength training exercise -- chest presses, rows, shoulder presses, tricep extensions, bicep curls, and even squats -- without the need for heavy weights.

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