If you are working toward increasing your training speed and aren’t totally sure how to achieve that goal, isometric exercises may be the one thing you need to incorporate into your workout routine to get the results you desire. What are isometric exercises?
Isometric exercises are defined as a specific type of exercises in which your position doesn’t change while working the muscle. One great example of this is when you do wall squats. You aren’t moving your body at all, but you are getting a great lower body workout nonetheless (which is apparent by the fatigue you feel and the way your muscles start to shake).
Isometric Exercises and Resistance Bands
Resistance bands work well with isometric exercises because they offer just the right amount of opposition to your muscles, providing you with a whole body workout with just one piece of equipment. The key is to hold your position.
When you stretch the band to the maximum position and simply hold it, you will feel your muscles straining under the pressure more so than if you were holding a weight or body position and just fighting gravity. And while it may be difficult to stay in that position for any length of time, it will get easier with each continued exercise session since you will be building your muscle strength at the same time.
It is this added strength that will help give you the increase in your training speed since you will have so much more force behind your movements. Additionally, using a resistance band with your isometric exercises also allows you to focus on specific muscles and muscle groups more easily, targeting the areas you want to improve.
So, look at each isometric resistance band workout as a way to not only build your muscle size, but also to enhance your speed and performance.
What isometric exercises do you do with your resistance bands?