Resistance Bands vs. Free Weights
Resistance bands vs traditional weights has a long history, but only in recent times have scientists begun to study and compare the two in a scientific and objective manner, and the results may very well surprise you.
What are the main differences and which is better for you? Below is a summary table but read on for a more detailed comparison so you can make up your on mind on the debate.
Effects of training with elastic resistance versus conventional resistance on muscular strength: A systematic review and meta-analysis
EFFECTS OF ELASTIC BANDS ON FORCE AND POWER CHARACTERISTICS DURING THE BACK SQUAT EXERCISE
The Effects of Combining Elastic and Free Weight Resistance on Strength and Power in Athletes
Muscle strength and damage following two modes of variable resistance training.
Muscle activation comparisons between elastic and isoinertial resistance: A meta-analysis.
A comparison of elastic tubing and isotonic resistance exercises.