The use of elastic bands in training has occurred for quite some time, increasing in popularity with each passing year. More recently, elastic resistance has taken the form of bands, which are either used on their own or in unison with free weights and/or machines. These loops of durable rubber have many different uses in the weight room. Bands can be added to numerous exercises, even dumbbell exercises. If a coach seeks a method of making an exercise more difficult, or simply wants to add more variety to a program, band training may be an excellent option!