Assisted Band Training for Hamstrings and Hip Flexors

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Assisted Band Training Improves Flexibility and Joint Mobility

Assisted band training is one of the best ways to improve flexibility and joint mobility. This is something I did not realize was a bi-product of resistance band training until I started learning more about what really caused poor mobility and inflexibility.

Most people think it’s all about tight soft-tissue and passive stretching, which can be part of it sometimes. However, there is also a huge instability component that can lead to poor flexibility and mobility.

One of the best ways to attack this type of inflexibility issue is by incorporating assisted band training.

RBT Band Training

Assisted Band Training Helps the Body:

  • Lengthen by decreasing ground reaction forces
  • Lengthen by decreasing momentum forces
  • Lengthen by decreasing the body weight forces that come with gravity

As a result, assisted band training allows the body to perform larger amplitude movements as well as better quality movements because it does not have to concern itself with having to optimize stabilization.

Larger amplitude movement and better quality movement allow muscles to lengthen while following the correct motor pattern.

Can You Use Assisted Band Training as a Finisher Workout?

The answer is YES and I highly recommend it if you are not very mobile or flexible.

I know finishers are typically “go hard or go home” routines but who says they have to be? As a person who is enjoying 50+, it has become equally important for me to finish a workout with restoration techniques as it is maximum exhaustion.

That said, I think you will find this finisher very helpful at improving or restoring normal hamstring and hip flexor mobility while training in your own Home Band GYM.


Do You Have Any Thoughts About Assisted Band Training?

Let me know what you think by commenting below.

 

Meet Dave

Dave Schmitz, PT, CSCS, PES has been writing, teaching and training how to implement resistance band training for rehabilitation, general conditioning, and performance since 1996. He is the founder & co-owner of Resistance Band Training— the leading band provider worldwide.

Along with being a co-author of the Amazon best seller, Total Body Breakthroughs, Dave is also the author and producer of numerous fitness & nutrition articles, E-books, DVDs. His passion is focused on trainers, clients, and athletes improve their body’s ability to handle momentum, gravity and ground reaction forces using elastic resistance. Dave also consults online with several high schools, universities, private performance training business and is also on the board of experts for the International Youth and Conditioning Association (IYCA).

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