ERT or elasticated bands are an effective and extremely convenient method of training. ERT training can easily be incorporated into your training largely due to their versatility, portability and ease of use.
If you’re looking to increase strength, rehab injuries or correct movement, muscular and posture deficiencies, these crafty tools can provide the answer.
Bands come in a variety of sizes, lengths and resistances. The most common type of bands include tube bands with handles, loop bands, and therapy based bands. Although less common, heavy duty training bands are also available for those looking to make serious increases in strength.
With so many choices it’s easy to get confused as to what bands to use. Fear not! We’ll focus on the most user-friendly and easily available bands here in the UAE. This includes the tube bands with handles and loop bands.
With reference to strength gains, these bands can hit every muscle in the body. There are countless exercises you can perform to target the areas you wish. This includes trusty favourites such as the back, glutes and abs.
Bands exhibit a gradual increase in resistance the further you stretch them, therefore providing more controlled tension in your muscles. This is great for a number of reasons with the most notable being its particularly safe. In short, bands allow you to gain strength but with great control and low risk of injury. That’s a winner in my eyes!