What does the term "exercise band" mean?
Exercise band or resistance band is any rubber tubing or flat band device used for strength training. For strength training, a resistive force which is greater than normal has to be applied to the body. This force can be provided by machines, free weights or rubber resistance. The advantages of using exercise bands include portability, ability to vary the tension, and performing exercises that cannot be done with free weights. Typically, exercise bands are made of high-quality rubber that is abrasive and tear resistant.