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Resistance Bands: When and How to Increase Resistance

JAMES GRAGE

- 23 February

If you’ve been training with Undersun resistance bands for a while now, you may be asking yourself when to go up in resistance and how to do so. These are questions that we get a lot!

We all reach a point where we start to feel our results plateau. The way to get past this, is to go up in resistance during your TA2 workouts. It’s all about perceived exertion, you have to be able to take a moment to ask yourself ‘can I do more’?

As you progress throughout your TA2 program, your muscles start to adapt to the amount of tension they’re under. You’ll soon notice that the number of reps you were doing before, may feel a little too easy now. If you’ve reached your highest rep count and you feel like you could pump out four or five more – that’s your clue to go up in resistance.

How to go up in Resistance

Now, there are a few different ways to go up in resistance:

1. Shorten the length of the band by grabbing it further down
2. Step on the band to further increase resistance
3. Step on the band with both feet and use the width of your stance to increase resistance
4. Use a heavier band (example: if you’re using the Light Band, switch it out for the Medium)
5. Double up your bands (example: if the Medium is becoming too easy, but the Heavy is too difficult - combine the Medium and X-Light bands)

Resistance bands allow you to have any level of resistance you want by simply using these techniques to find what works best for you. Undersun resistance bands also have markers on each band so you can track just how much you’re progressing over time by how low you grab the band.

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