Resistance band history began in physical therapy. They are convenient and can travel with you as you visit family or friends or work related travel or go on your vacation. They also work with you in these exercises in a safe manner. In general, according to Gaiam Yoga & Wellness, resistance bands are good for all fitness levels and in addition to being cost effective don’t take up too much storage space.
Resistance bands have been used in several studies that have found them equal in effectiveness to dumbbells as: “in addition to providing similar levels of muscle activation, elastic resistance can provide equally effective strength gains as weights.”