Resistance bands are great for those who want to exercise at home, or who like to take their workouts along when they travel, but their value doesn't end there. The more you learn about the advantages of resistance band exercises, the more you'll be motivated to add them to your own home gym. As resistance bands stretch, they create increased tension in your muscles and cause them to contract. The more you stretch the band, the more intense the resistance gets, and the harder the exercise becomes. You can also create more resistance by holding the resistance band in a way increases tension—like bringing your hands closer together when doing arm moves. Resistance bands can also assist your progress with difficult exercises. For example, for those wanting to get better at pull-ups, simply attach the resistance band to the bar and either under your knee or foot to work your way up to an unassisted version. As you perform the pull-up with the band, your weight is supported by the band, making the exercise more accessible.