When you introduce resistance bands to your squats, serious game face is needed 😆
After noticing my squats were a bit slow on the concentric (rising) phase, I experimented with resistance bands to see if additional resistance could help with speed and explosiveness.
During the eccentric (lowering) phase, as the weight was being pulled down to the floor at a greater force, the bands were a welcome reminder that I needed to explode upwards as powerful as I could to get the bar up.
The additional resistance created by the bands meant my muscles had to work harder, and so I could definitely feel more of a burn in the glutes and legs.
As muscles adapt to movements that are performed often, adding variation to exercises increases the training stimulus and ensures muscles are constantly challenged and grow.
Go light to start off with and see how it feels, get the technique right, then add the weight.
Technique before weight always 👌
If you try it let me know how you get on, and feel free to DM me with any questions!