April 26, 2020 2 min read
You may have seen or even used Resistance Booty Bands yourself as they seem to be the new fashion trend dominating the health and fitness industry. But is it worth all the fuss, and should you be getting one? Let’s take a closer look at what the hip resistance bands are and what benefits you can get from using them.
The minibands used for leg and butt exercises are small elastic bands made of rubber or thick elastic fabric. They fit around your ankles, knees, or thighs in order to provide resistance during lower body workouts. There is a wide choice of bands on the market, from very affordable rubber ones to premium fabric booty bands which are more comfortable as they don’t slide up your legs and don't pinch as you work out.
There is a number of reasons why the bands are so popular. Firstly, they create constant muscle tension as you stretch and relax the band, in other words in all three phases of each exercise: concentric, isometric, and eccentric. This is important for providing the muscle with different stimuli and activating the glutes. For many individuals, most leg or even glute exercises load all other muscles but the glutes. This may be why your glutes don’t grow or develop as much as you desire. As simple as it may sound, the key is to actually activate and use glutes in leg and glute exercises, rather than overloading your quads or lower back. The fabric hip bands help you in achieving that booty focus.
Another plus of using the bands is that they are relatively inexpensive, very compact, and can be used any time in any place.
For a good glute warm-up perform abanded lateral walk. Simply put the band around your thighs or knees and get into a squat position. Now, with your torso as steady as possible and a tight core move sideways until you’ve taken 20 steps and come back. Repeat 3 times.
Then, starting with good old classics, add a band around your knees while performingsquats and hip thrusts. As you perform the exercise remember to stretch and control the band at all times. This will not only help you perform the exercise correctly but also maximize the glute muscle work. Start with 3 sets of 15.
As a good finisher, to get that extra burn, performclams andstanding glute kickbacks.
For clams, lay on your side with your spine aligned and core tight. Bend your knees and keep feet together. With the band around your knees, open up the knees as far apart as possible, then slowly return to starting position. Perform 4 sets of 15-20 repetitions.
Standing glute kickbacks will be performed with the band around your knees or thighs. Stand on one leg and kick the other one back as far as you can while stretching the band. Keep your abs tight and don’t swing your pelvis. Focus on contracting the buttock only. 3 sets of 15-20 should be a good start.
Hip resistance bands are a great accessory and can really add to your workouts.
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