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tbowman
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2004/03/10 21:53:13 (permalink)
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Got my NEW bands!

Never seen them before, but they don't look like much. There
are 2 heavys, 2 mediums, and 4 minis. Now I have to figure out how I can use them...especially on squat and deadlift. Going to be a little tricky. I thought they would have some sort of clip or something. Anyone got a pict of some that are authentic so I can compare?
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    MikeyFive
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    RE: Got my NEW bands! 2004/03/11 00:45:13 (permalink)
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    Mini bands:


    Squat bands:


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    colossal
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    RE: Got my NEW bands! 2004/03/11 04:46:36 (permalink)
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    just outta curiousity how much did that set of bands cost ya tbowman?
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    DerMalePhonkMann
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    RE: Got my NEW bands! 2004/03/11 07:31:16 (permalink)
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    quote:
    Originally posted by MikeyFive

    Mini bands:



    Oh. I always though you attached the bands from the bar to the ground somehow. [:I]

    What does having bands between your arms do?
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    RE: Got my NEW bands! 2004/03/11 10:42:12 (permalink)
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    between the arms teaches you to pull the bar apart during the press
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    MikeyFive
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    RE: Got my NEW bands! 2004/03/11 11:11:18 (permalink)
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    And increases tricep involvement.

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    tbowman
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    RE: Got my NEW bands! 2004/03/11 13:17:25 (permalink)
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    Got them for $73 US that included shipping. I'm going to have a friend build me a BASE that you can squat and deadlift from easier. I also thought for bench you would have one end on base of bench and other around barbell....no?
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    RE: Got my NEW bands! 2004/03/11 13:36:51 (permalink)
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    quote:
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    I also thought for bench you would have one end on base of bench and other around barbell....no?


    That is how you usually do it, but that was the only picture of the mini bands I could find.

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    RE: Got my NEW bands! 2004/03/11 19:52:06 (permalink)
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    go to www.elitefts.com and read the articles, t-mag.com and search the archives and www.joeaveragepowerlifting for the ultimate in band training (the system used by the only 900lb bencher in the world (who also happens to squat 1000lb!
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    RE: Got my NEW bands! 2004/03/12 00:38:49 (permalink)
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    Mikey,

    I know you are J5 use mini bands for bench so i was just curious if you guys know how much the tension is at the top of the movement. I did my first bench workout with them today and my wrists were achy in between sets and im pretty sure thats because the weight at the top was more than im used to ever holding.
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    RE: Got my NEW bands! 2004/03/12 07:50:16 (permalink)
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    minibands add 18-20kg each at the lockout, obviously thats lower the lower the bar is.

    its not unusual to have achey joints, bands are very effective but a lot of the westside guys say that your joiunt really take a beating while using them.
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    RE: Got my NEW bands! 2004/03/12 11:13:44 (permalink)
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    quote:
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    minibands add 18-20kg each at the lockout, obviously thats lower the lower the bar is.




    The way we use them, elitefts states the tension at the top is 50kg for both.

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    RE: Got my NEW bands! 2004/03/12 14:28:37 (permalink)
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    so how do you use them Mikey?

    elitefts cant really give an accurate figure as it will differ depending on the bench height, grip width, limb length etc..
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    RE: Got my NEW bands! 2004/03/12 16:33:55 (permalink)
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    we use the purple bands for bench and squat (not the mini bands, the big ones) we wrap the band around the handle of a db to increase the tension and i would say that they add about 40K
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    RE: Got my NEW bands! 2004/03/12 21:04:59 (permalink)
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    I saw an article in which a guy was using bicycle inner tubes for benching etc if anyone is looking for a cheap alternative!
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    RE: Got my NEW bands! 2004/03/12 22:22:52 (permalink)
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    Theres no way it can be only 15-20kg at the top! If it is then im a complete pu$$y. My guess would have been around 100lbs.
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    RE: Got my NEW bands! 2004/03/13 13:25:58 (permalink)
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    quote:
    Originally posted by JohnnyFive

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    I saw an article in which a guy was using bicycle inner tubes for benching etc if anyone is looking for a cheap alternative!

    I know you meant that light heartedly, but it really isn't wise to mention that as some idiot will probably go and try it. Inner tubes aren't designed to be stretched in that way, and the chances are they would snap as I've never known an inner tube that's thicker than a few milimetres, whereas proper bands are quite thick. A snapping band could cause a serious injury.



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    To make the tubes I get an old bicycle tube, cut out the valve and tube joint and then tie the ends together. The weight of each 'anchor' is 117.5 kg which means there is no wobbling due to the forward backward movement of the bar path. The tubes add 15 kg to the 57 kg in the position shown - 5 kg is added to the 57 kg when the bar is on the chest. These are done speed style, just ram the weight up fast. The tubes provide variable resistance also they increase the rate of acceleration to above that due to gravity alone.


    From http://ironclub.net/ , click on the Zercher bit then 'equipment' and scroll down...
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    RE: Got my NEW bands! 2004/03/13 15:42:35 (permalink)
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    Ok!
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    RE: Got my NEW bands! 2004/03/13 18:31:40 (permalink)
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    quote:
    Originally posted by JohnnyFive

    quote:
    Theres no way it can be only 15-20kg at the top! If it is then im a complete pu$$y. My guess would have been around 100lbs.

    I'm sure pikeking meant that per band, if not I guess he's using them wrongly!



    yeah I meant per band! [^]
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