I use resistance bands to strengthen my rotator cuffs, and it seems to be working. Can I use bands for larger muscle groups?

Dec 12 / Build Muscle

Kyle, San Diego, CA asked: I use resistance bands to strengthen my rotator cuffs, and it seems to be working. Can I use bands for larger muscle groups? Answer: Absolutely. Bands are simple to use and easy to pack for on-the-road workouts. You may need a thicker band than you've been using for your rotator cuffs, so that it provides enough resistance to challenge your larger muscle groups. The downside of bands is that exercises tend to be very easy at the beginning of the motion and hard at the end, because resistance increases as the band stretches. So continue using other forms of resista...

Kyle, San Diego, CA asked:

I use resistance bands to strengthen my rotator cuffs, and it seems to be working. Can I use bands for larger muscle groups?

Answer:

Absolutely. Bands are simple to use and easy to pack for on-the-road workouts. You may need a thicker band than you've been using for your rotator cuffs, so that it provides enough resistance to challenge your larger muscle groups. The downside of bands is that exercises tend to be very easy at the beginning of the motion and hard at the end, because resistance increases as the band stretches. So continue using other forms of resistance as well, such as free weights and cables.