If you’re looking for a convenient and not that expensive way to intensify your bodyweight squats, a resistance band is an effective tool you can easily buy almost anywhere you want (I mean, in special shops). Using resistance bands helps to control the whole process of doing squats from the lower position to the moment when you rise into a standing position.
Your muslces need to overcome even more resistance when you place a large resistance band under your feet or the shoulders. It means that a band provides the tension throughout the entire exercise, making your muscles work way harder. Therefore, you build your muscles as such moves lead to a muscle tear — microtrauma.
There are three common resistance bands for doing squats: loop bands, mini loop bands, and free bands. You choose the one you want depending on where you are in your fitness journey and what is your goal. Basically, the level of resistance ranges from 2 kg to 68 kg. For example, you take a small-loop resistance band and loop it around your tights. Your knees have to be directly above your toes, and when they start going inward, you’ll notice that the tension is loosening up. It helps to be more concentrated during the movements and to control the way of performing them. Thus, resistance bands are way more beneficial than simple bodyweight squats.
There are so many kinds of resistance band squat exercises to choose from. The most popular and effective one is a resistance band sumo squat. It helps grow your booty and your legs get stronger. One more cool exercise is the resistance band split squat that targets your stabilizer muscles to maximize the results. Take a small-loop band and try double-loaded resistance band squats if you wanna test your muscles. This exercise can challenge your entire body, not only your legs muscles. So, generally, any squat exercises can be more challenging when adding a resistance band. Try them and see the result for yourself.