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For those who are opting out of gym memberships in place of at-home workouts, these $14 resistance bands on Amazon are sure to be your new go-to fitness tools.
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You've probably seen people in the gym before with resistance bands but never knew what they were used for. “Resistance bands work by adding an external resistance force that can be applied without having to hold extra weight per se," explained Aaptiv trainer Candice Cunningham. Not only are resistance bands travel-friendly, but you can swap out bands based on desired resistance levels.
These particular resistance bands are also great because they're incredibly beginner-friendly (take it from someone who knows firsthand). If you already have a go-to exercise you like to do, you can simply add resistance bands to make the exercise a bit more challenging.
If you're still not convinced, the proof is in the ratings. With over 64,000 reviews and a 4.5-star rating, these bands are a customer favorite.
“I never knew that elastic bands could cause me to feel so much burn! I was very surprised by how durable and elastic these bands are,” wrote one five-star reviewer. “Even after prolonged rigorous workout sessions, I have noticed absolutely no wear or tear whatsoever!”
Another reviewer pointed out that these were great to use even for people who have had previous surgeries. They wrote, "These are cheaper than weights and, I believe, more versatile. I can simulate exercises that I used to do while in the Corps. I wanted something low impact because of surgeries that I've had, and these work great."
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