We said how bodyweight exercises are great, and how you can build a great body just by doing calisthenics alone (any prisoner will confirm that). However, doing that is not exactly easy. Some muscle groups are tough to hit if you don't have access to equipment, or if you are not extremely fit and agile.
For example, doing rows at home can be hard if you don't have a table to crawl under. And even then, inverted rows can be too hard for beginners, and too easy for advanced lifters. Pullups are similar, as you need to have a pullup bar, and they are a nightmare for complete beginners. Also, there is not an effective way to train your lower back with just your bodyweight, which will mean that bodyweight back training will be quite ineffective unless you have the perfect conditions.
Also, training your shoulders just with your bodyweight can be hard too. Sure, pushups hit your front delts, but unless you are strong enough to do handstand pushups, or inverted overhead press (when your feet are on a chair), you will miss a lot.
Resistance Bands - The Most Versatile Piece Of Equipment You Can Buy
Fortunately, you can fix everything we mentioned above just by getting some resistance bands. Resistance bands will let you train every single muscle in your body, just like in the gym, but all that from the comfort of your home.
Resistance bands are great for overhead presses, rows, and even deadlifts. Plus, you can use them to help your pullups, which will unlock this exercise even for complete beginners.
But, you can also use them to make bodyweight squats and pushups harder, as well as other bodyweight movements. In fact, there are so many power band exercises you can do for each body part to keep you busy for a long time.
What's also great about exercising with bands is the fact they take up zero living space, unlike most other fitness equipment. Once you finish your workout, just put them away, and you have your living room for yourself again.