Fabric fitness elastic bands are wide, tactilely feel more comfortable on the body, do not dig into the skin. Due to the rubberized inner surface, additional grip is created, the elastic is well fixed in a certain area, remains at the desired point throughout the entire approach, and does not slip. I have listed the advantages when compared with latex fitness rubber bands.
According to the effect on the muscles: basically, training with fabric elastic bands actively involves the muscles of the legs and buttocks. The gluteal muscle is worked out with an elastic band in all directions — large, medium and small. Of course, if you have a good imagination, you can work out the muscles of the hands, do some basic exercises. However, the main areas are the legs and buttocks. Fabric elastic bands are great in static: squat and other racks. The elastic band allows you to increase the load due to stretching and fully load the small, medium and large gluteal. This increases the intensity of the exercise and increases the range of working muscles.
Now, few people know about the size of fabric fitness elastic bands, but the size plays one of the key roles when choosing fitness elastic bands. It is not enough to choose an elastic band according to the load and the composition of materials, you need to choose the exercises that you will perform with an elastic band, and from the exercises, determine the amplitude of movement in this exercise.
The amplitude of movement in exercises can be different, low-amplitude, as mentioned above, work in statics with minimal stretching of the elastic band. And also medium and wide with a greater stretch of the elastic band from the original length.
If you see in the description of the rubber bands that there is a size designation SM L, then you should understand that with the S-th we perform low-amplitude movements, with the M-th medium-amplitude movements and with the L-th wide-amplitude movements. These sizes differ in the length of the elastic band.
Performing medium-range movements with S-coy, the elastic band will constantly be at the extreme point of tension / stretching, which in turn affects wear resistance, you probably noticed more than once reading reviews of fabric elastic bands that people write about the deformation of rubber bands (threads, elastic bands come out) . Also, if we take an elastic band in size L, then performing low-amplitude movements, the elastic band will fall off, there will be no fixation, due to the increased length of the elastic band.
Sellers, consciously or not unknowingly, do not indicate sizes marked as SML, but simply indicate the size in cm, which makes it difficult for the buyer to choose. Based on our data, you can find out how, with the indicated size in cm, to choose an elastic band for different amplitudes of movement: if the length of the fabric elastic band varies from 60 to 68 cm, then such elastic bands are for low-amplitude movements.
Elastic bands from 68 to 78 cm long, for medium amplitude movements.
And, accordingly, elastic bands with a length of 75 to 94 cm, for wide-range movements in exercises.
And yes, the given dimensions are the dimensions along the circumference of the elastic, divide this length by 2, get the length indicated in the description from the sellers.
It would also not be out of place to say that for people with a hip size of more than 110 cm, perform low-amplitude exercises with an elastic band marked with the designation M, for medium-amplitude movements, use size L.
And now let’s try with you to choose the right fabric elastic bands: Now there are very common sets of fabric elastic bands (3 pcs) of the same length (usually for medium-range movements) and width, but with different loads, from what we read above we know that there is a different amplitude of movement, and than the more it is involved in the exercises, the greater the range of exercises performed. Can we get what we want from these sets?
In the next article, I will tell you how to choose fabric fitness elastic bands according to the load and composition of materials.