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Bands for assisted chins ?

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2011/03/12 13:58:17 (permalink)

Bands for assisted chins ?

Cant do chins these days, used to be able  but my b/w is to high for me to get any worthwhile reps out...lol
Do want to do them though, so was considering using bands to help.
anyone use or has used them ?
do you use one or multiple bands or single ?
Which brand, where to buy etc ?
 
worthwhile idea or not ?

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    Re:Bands for assisted chins ? 2011/03/12 14:14:49 (permalink)
    Sounds like a good idea - could also rep out as many 'full' reps as possible and then jump up to just do the negative (if the kit allows). Using bands would be no different to a counter-weight on an assisted machine so go for it IMO.

    I'd have a look on strengthshop for some bands and shoot the owner (name escapes me) an email, he was helpful when I got some a while back;

    http://www.strengthshop.co.uk/


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    Re:Bands for assisted chins ? 2011/03/12 14:24:06 (permalink)
    Cheers, will look at strength shop.
    seen some bands on Pullum, Woodys i think, there not cheap though are they...d'oh
     
    Same as everything tho i guess decent stuff aint cheap, should last a while tho.
    Need to give them i ring and discuss which ones to get i think.
     

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    Re:Bands for assisted chins ? 2011/03/12 16:32:36 (permalink)
    Depends on your weight. But probably #2 (super-mini) is probably best bet. May need #3 if you really struggle to do any at all.

    I wouldnt go for reps all the time either. Just go for total volume over a workout without sets being too taxing (1-3 rep sets).
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    Re:Bands for assisted chins ? 2011/03/12 19:35:11 (permalink)
    I use them, when I say them you only actually need one band for assisted chins. I weigh over 110kg and struggled to even do one chin, with the band I use I can knock out sets of five.

    Mine was off ebay and a cheaper alternative to the Woo band, give me a shout if you want me to hunt out a link.
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    Re:Bands for assisted chins ? 2011/03/12 20:39:45 (permalink)
    I also use one band for for assisted chins as i struggle with them at 100kg body weight. I personally think they are better than an assisted pullup machine as they just feel less awkward to me, more natural.

    I bought a single (blue) band from Pullum sports and it was one of their own brand £14.50 compared to the Woody version at £23.00.

    Just make sure you get the 41" version!!

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    Re:Bands for assisted chins ? 2011/03/13 11:29:52 (permalink)
    thanks for the replys,
    sounds like its deff worth giving a go.

    Cheers
     

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    Re:Bands for assisted chins ? 2011/07/15 16:18:38 (permalink)
    Hey guys, instead of starting another thread thought I'd chip in and ask some questions.
    I've got one of the those dip/pull up stations but right this second I can't even do 1 wide grip pull up, however I'd like to try out assisted pull ups with these bands.
    What would you recommend I use, and do you have a photo of how to use it properly ?
    (weight is 95kg, just started lifting again)
     
    Many thanks ! 
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    Re:Bands for assisted chins ? 2011/07/15 16:39:01 (permalink)
    http://www.absolutegolduk...y-279/Resistance-Bands
     
    Quite good value.  I think the owner posts on here as well.
     
    Light Bands only allow me to get a few more chins out than before.  I would go for one of the thicker bands to start with band #3.
     
    They're worth buying since you can use them for other exercises as well.
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