How to use resistance bands: A guide for beginners

Learning how to use a resistance band is relatively easy, and this kind of strength training is excellent for all fitness levels because it is low impact. The best resistance bands are made from latex, rubber or fabric and come in different tensions or resistance (stretchiness). This is usually light, medium, heavy or extra heavy.

Chartered physiotherapist Sherry Bingham (opens in new tab) told Live Science that resistance bands can be beneficial for everyone, from children and adolescents to adults and the elderly. “They can be used as an alternative to bodyweight training, or to add difficulty to the same bodyweight exercise,” she said. “They are easily transported, lightweight and great to travel with.”