Resistance Bands for Pilates
Using resistance bands for Pilates is an excellent way to increase your strength and flexibility, which will help you to advance more rapidly with your Pilates practice.
Unlike weights or machines, resistance bands are cheap and easy to carry with you anywhere. This makes them the perfect accessory for your home workout or for exercising on the move.
There are a few different types of resistance bands which are suitable for Pilates, and we’re going to have a look at four of the very best.
Why you should use resistance bands for Pilates
Using exercise bands in your Pilates resistance training will help you to increase your strength in key areas which are often difficult to target with regular weights.
For exercising your hips, glutes and thighs, for example, mini resistance loops work by providing concentric resistance which strongly activates these areas.
Using long resistance loops or tube bands lets you add resistance to any movement you can think of. This kind of versatility means you can hit every muscle in your body from multiple angles, something you cannot do with weights.
Training with resistance bands is also far safer than weights, with a much lower likelihood of injuring yourself.
Best Pilates resistance bands
Here are four kinds of the most popular resistance bands which are ideal for adding to your Pilates training program.
208cm circumference resistance loop bands, available in 5 different resistance levels.
60cm circumference resistance loops, available in 6 resistance levels.
1.3m long resistance tubes, available in four resistance levels.
1.2m or 2m long resistance bands, available in four resistance levels.