I first seriously invested in elastic bands during the first lockdown. Initially, I had my doubts whether these simple, affordable and lightweight pieces of kit would be particularly useful, but over the months that followed I have come to recognise their value.
There is no doubt in my mind that away from the gym elastic bands deliver real value in offering a resistance training tool when training. I also think there will remain a place for them once the gyms re-open and we can get our hands back on heavier weights and more demanding equipment.
If I was a betting man I would say that these affordable (and portable!) stretchy wonders will remain our kit bags for the months, if not years, to come.
To see how helpful elastic bands can be if you are not already familiar with their capabilities, check out this article from Coach Magazine, which shows how useful they can be for working the arms.