How to Build Muscle Using Resistance Bands
Yes, you can absolutely build muscle with resistance bands. All your muscles need to grow is tension, adequate recovery, and muscle adaption & progressive overload. Building muscle can be achieved with bodyweight-only exercises, so resistance bands will only increase your capacity for muscle growth.
That being said, building muscle is a lot easier than it sounds. It requires a lot of dedication, determination and consistency.
Let’s go over how building muscle (hypertrophy) works, that way you know exactly what it takes to build muscle with resistance bands.
How muscles grow
When you workout, you are putting greater stress (tension) on your muscles than they are used to. This damages your muscles, creating microscopic tears in your muscle fibers. After you workout, your body repairs the damaged muscle fibers through a cellular process that fuses the muscle fibers back together while forming new muscle protein strands (myofibrils) in the process. This ultimately increases the thickness and size of your muscles, and is what we call muscle hypertrophy.
However, without proper recovery, which includes a high protein diet, sleep, and rest days, your muscles will not grow effectively. And without increasing the stress you place on your muscles over time, your growth will plateau.
So, now you know that you can indeed build muscle with resistance bands. All that is missing now is the gear to workout in, this is where we can help. Just check out our collection here.