Resistance bands are a seriously under-utilized piece of equipment. They have a ton of possibilities for effectively loading and training your muscles without the risks of traditional free-weights.
If you’re rehabbing a muscle group and don’t feel ready for free weight training, resistance bands are a great halfway point. They also have the added benefit of being extremely lightweight, which means you can stuff them into your suitcase when traveling and avoid crowded hotel gyms.
Resistance bands aren’t just for isolation exercises, either. They’re a great tool for adding extra resistance to full-body bodyweight exercises.
For instance, the simple pushup becomes much more challenging when using resistance bands to add extra resistance. With that in mind, below are 12 of the best full-body resistance band exercises.