A resistance band may not seem like much but it can be an amazing addition to your workouts. It is also known as an exercise band. Some even consider resistance bands to be more effective than dumbells as they can target more areas of the body and improve balance as well. More and more fitness enthusiasts are using these bands for strength training and even for cardio training to add some challenge. As using resistance bands activates the core muscles, it provides a more complete workout. They are also much more portable, perfect for bringing along on trips.