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What is a SuperBand and Why Should I be Using It?

What is a SuperBand and Why Should I be Using It?

There are all kinds of tools and devices which promise to help you get in shape but not many of them come close in comparison to what are known in the fitness community as a SuperBand. These stretchy exercise bands have become extremely popular because they are large enough to be considered an all-in-one fitness tool. Most superbands measure 40” or so and are made out of a thick natural latex rubber material which has the ability to stretch up to twice its original length. Now that’s a whole lot of stretching power!

The next best thing about superbands is that everyone can use them. They are recommended by fitness professionals, trainers and physical therapists. Individuals who are going through rehabilitation or those who participate in a wide range of activities such as yoga, pilates, powerlifting, cross training, P90x, Insanity, endurance training and strength training. Now that you know what a superband is, it’s time to get one for yourself. Here are a few ways that superbands can enhance your workout. Whether you are outdoors, at the gym or perhaps exercising in the comfort of your own home.

Resistance

Superbands are a great tool to have around because they offer resistance. You can use them for resistance band exercises such as shuffles, lunges or monster walks. Believe it or not, gradually increasing resistance while stretching or toning has been known to speed up recovery, condition the muscles, improve flexibility and enhance physical performance. You will find that most popular brands of exercise superbands offer multiple different bands with varying levels of resistance. It’s best to choose the one that works best for you. You can even collect all of them so you can change it up as you advance.

Assistance

Another reason why you should own a resistance band is because they can provide assistance during your workouts. For example, many people use them for assisted chin-ups, pull-ups, dips and deep squats. Since superbands are made out of a heavy duty latex, you can rest assured when using them to for a little fitness assistance.

Weightlifting

Are you are a weightlifter or a powerlifter? You definitely could benefit from incorporating a superband into your lifting. This is because they can be used to overload the bar and add resistance to lifting activities. For example bench presses, squats and dead lifts.

Stretching with a SuperBand

The Superband is also an excellent stretching tool! You can use them to stretch just about any of the muscles in your body. Those in your legs, arms, back, neck, hips, shoulders or feet. They are especially useful for those who are recovering from torn MCLs, torn ACLs, patella injuries or knee replacements.

If you enjoy staying active or if you are recovering from a painful sports injury, you will definitely want to keep a couple of superbands on hand. You may be thinking that something so awesome will likely come with a hefty price tag. This isn’t true at all. Most resistance bands are rather inexpensive and designed to last, so they really are worth the small investment.

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SuperBand Upper Back and Chest Workout

SuperBand Upper Back and Chest Workout

Hi!

Welcome to Devel Fitness. My name is Garry Devellerez.
Today we’re going to run through a SuperBand Upper Back and Chest Workout

It only takes a bit over 2 minutes

Here we have Amy demonstrating the exercises.

First we just starting off with a yellow band and we’re doing a SuperBand Lat Pull Down.

It’s a pretty simple exercise, just make certain you’ve got the correct form as demonstrated by Amy.

Move straight into a SuperBand Row from there so you don’t even need to change your band. Makes it nice and easy to transition.

We then go into a slightly different position. The reason for that is that we are working some slightly different muscles as well but also keeping the rhythm going of the actual routine.

From here Amy’s going to demonstrate some squats to break up the routine. So the band won’t actually give you any extra resistance during the squat but by keeping your arms out in front of you as demonstrated by Amy you get a slightly different variation on your squats.

Ok, Superband Lat Pull Downs again. Except as you can see Amy’s in a slightly squatted position so you’re actually using some stabilizing muscles to perform the exercise. So another variation in the routine.

Finally we’re going into SuperBand Boxing. Boxing is a great exercise to work that upper body. We can swap the band to the Red SuperBand if you like so you can get more resistance.

What I’d recommend though is that you start off with the lighter or easier superbands such as the yellow and once you’ve got your form correct then you can move on to the red or even higher resistance bands.

Well that’s the routine. As I said, a really great routine to get the heart pumping and you need only a bit over 2 minutes.

Thanks for listening and watching too.

My name is Garry Devellerez from Devel Fitness.

Bye

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The 2 SuperBand Lunge – Smarter than Dumbbells

Here I am performing a Two SuperBand Lunge

I’ve joined 2 SuperBands together and wrapped them around a pole to perform a SuperBand Lunge.

This exercise has many advantages over normal barbell or dumbbell weighted lunges. The lunge can be quite awkward, especially for beginners. Carrying a significant amount of weight in a more unstable position is just awkward. Lunging with a SuperBand is a more natural movement . Variations in direction are definitely more easily adopted. Not to mention the convenience of getting a tough workout when you want. Try carrying a set of dumbbells in your handbag!

This is a great compound exercise. Meaning you get a workout on multiple parts of your body with the one movement. Work the butt muscles, hamstrings, quadriceps and lower back. Your abdominals also get involved by the action. It also is great for your balance and coordination. Sports like surfing, badminton, fencing and numerous others really benefit from lunges.

You can try joining 2 or more SuperBands together to perform a variety of exercises, not just lunges. Rows, assisted pull-ups, wood chops and even workouts where you’re joined to a partner. This really adds some variety and fun to any exercise but can help maintain your motivation too.

Get creative and enjoy just playing around with the bands.

Travel with a set in your cabin luggage or backpack and take them on your next adventure.

Keep fit the easy way.

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