How to Use Resistance Bands Correctly: A Beginner’s Guide (Prevention)

Posted: May 08, 2024 in In the News

This article originally appeared in Prevention on May 8, 2024.


How to Use Resistance Bands Correctly: A Beginner’s Guide

By Arricca Elin Sansone

Resistance bands are versatile tools you can use to build muscle, improve joint health, and make your workouts more fun and interesting. Best of all, anyone of any fitness level can use them! Made from thin, stretchy rubber or latex, these bands are lightweight, inexpensive, and easy to adapt to your specific needs.

The bands can generate resistance dozens of times their own weight, so you can use them instead of other forms of weights or resistance training, says Kimberly Nolan, certified personal trainer and author of Prevention’s Easy Resistance Band Slim-Down.


“When matched for intensity, repetition and sets, you can achieve many of the same goals as you would with traditional weights or machines,” says Chris Gagliardi, scientific education content manager, American Council on Exercise. “But resistance bands are much more practical for most people.”

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