Resistance bands are a powerful and inexpensive piece of equipment that you can easily add to your home gym. Or as my 5 yr old son would say, “They’re the bomb.” They’ll help you increase your workout’s level of difficulty so that you can breakthrough plateaus without adding the expense of buying dumbbells. And they’re just as capable as dumbbells when it comes to getting toned, getting stronger, and feeling younger than ever before. Lots of resistance band exercise DVDs are available, too, so if you choose to use this popular piece of equipment, you’ll have plenty of programs from which to choose.

Easy to Carry

One of the best things about resistance bands is that they are easy to transport. Take them on business trips, visits to relatives, and vacations. Small and lightweight, they’re highly portable, no matter where you go. Just because your traveling doesn’t mean you have to give up your workout. And with resistance bands, you can keep the momentum going—without anyone ever knowing.

Simple to Vary

Many workout DVDs on the market today require resistance bands, and most of them are quite effective. The majority of top-quality at-home fitness systems, in fact, allow you to vary your workouts by using either resistance bands or free weights. Adding variety to your fitness workout is a surefire way to optimize its effectiveness. It not only mentally stimulates you, but it also increases the physical challenge.

Progress? No Problem!

Where can you get a really good resistance bands DVD workout? Tony Horton’s P90X Workout program is an extreme exercise program that includes 12 life-changing exercise routines. And every one of its strength-training DVDs includes resistance bands options.

Under Tony’s guidance, you’ll learn how to use resistance bands—just as you would free weights or a pull-up bar—to get a tough workout. With P90X and resistance bands, radically altering your body for the better is just part of the program.

ChaLEAN Extreme is another challenging workout system that uses resistance bands. A complete strength-training program, ChaLEAN Extreme focuses on increasing muscle mass to raise your metabolism and drop pounds. In each ChaLEAN Extreme workout, at least one participant shows you how resistance bands can be added for optimal calorie burning and toning.

Still unsure about the effectiveness of resistance bands? Then try P90X or ChaLEAN Extreme. After just one resistance bands workout, you’ll be convinced: they’re just as effective as free weights–and far more effective than no added resistance at all.  If you find that you are in search of Beachbody workouts, resistance bands, or would like free coach support, please visit our Beachbody Store.  Let us know how we can help you in your fitness goals.  Good luck!