What are fitness bands and how do they support training?
Fitness bands are elastic bands made of rubber or latex, which are available in various resistance strengths and lengths. They are often referred to as resistance bands, exercise bands or gymnastic bands.
Fitness bands support training by increasing the resistance and thus enabling a targeted load on specific muscle parts. For example, they can be used for muscle building or total body workouts. Due to the different resistance levels, they can be adapted to individual needs and training goals.
Fitness bands can also be used to improve flexibility and stretching. They can serve as an aid in many exercises and support movement. In addition, they are also suitable for home training and can be easily transported.
What are tubes used for?
Tubes are resistance bands made of rubberized material, equipped with handles at the ends. Compared to fitness bands, they offer the advantage of handles that make workouts more comfortable and versatile. Tubes can be used in full-body workouts, muscle building or stretching and provide a targeted resistance load to tone and strengthen the body. They are also suitable for home workouts and are easy to transport.
What advantages do tubes offer?
Because of the handles, tubes offer several advantages:
- Grip: Tubes are equipped with handles that allow for better handling and more comfort during workouts.
- Versatility: Because of the handles, tubes can be used in a more versatile way. For example, you can also perform exercises where
you grip the handles with your hands and pull.
- Easy adjustability: tubes can be easily and quickly adjusted through the handles to adapt the resistance to individual needs.
- Comfortable workout: The handles make working out with tubes feel more comfortable because you don't have to grip the
bands directly with your hands.
What are Kinesiology Tapes?
Kinesiology tapes are special elastic tapes made of cotton or a synthetic material that are applied to the skin. They are often referred to as kinesio tapes or physio tapes.
Kinesiology tapes were originally developed with the goal of rehabilitating injuries, but have now found wide application in sports and fitness. They can be used to treat pain, aid recovery or even improve performance.
The tapes are applied to the affected areas of the body and can help relieve pain by reducing pressure on the affected tissue. They are also said to improve circulation and lymphatic flow, speeding recovery.
Kinesiology tapes are available in different colors and can also have different effects depending on the color. For example, blue is used for a cooling effect, while red is used for a warming effect.
Frequently asked questions about tapes, tubes and tapes
How do I choose the right fitness band or tube?
Choose a band or tube that matches your fitness level and workout goals.
How can I make sure I'm using the right technique to avoid injury?
Find out in advance about the correct technique for the exercises and get advice from a trainer or physiotherapist.
How can I diversify my workout with bands and tubes?
Vary the exercises and combinations of bands and tubes, as well as the resistance levels, to add variety to your workout.
How can I apply the kinesiology tape to my skin?
Clean and dry the affected area and apply the tape according to the manufacturer's instructions.
How can I remove the kinesiology tape?
Pull the tape slowly and carefully in the direction of the hair growth.
How often should I change the kinesiology tape?
It depends on the type and severity of the injury. As a rule, it is recommended to change the tape every three to five days.
Are tapes, tubes tapes also suitable for older people?
Yes, fitness bands, tubes and tapes can also be used by older people to improve physical fitness and maintain mobility. However, it is recommended to consult a doctor or physiotherapist beforehand.