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Old 01-12-2011, 08:51 PM   #21
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Re: Using Bands

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You post links to the short bands (12") instead of the regulars (41"), is that on purpose?
I'm only using them for benching. And they're the only 2 band sets I own lol.
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Old 01-12-2011, 10:25 PM   #22
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I'm only using them for benching. And they're the only 2 band sets I own lol.
I'd love to see a video or picture or something for how exactly you set them up.
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Old 01-12-2011, 10:49 PM   #23
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I'd love to see a video or picture or something for how exactly you set them up.
I basically just take 2 dumbbells under the bench to anchor them down. Dave Tate shows how its done in those links I posted.
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Old 01-13-2011, 10:13 AM   #24
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I basically just take 2 dumbbells under the bench to anchor them down. Dave Tate shows how its done in those links I posted.
So they're already stretched quite a bit when the bar is on your chest?
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Old 01-13-2011, 12:08 PM   #25
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Re: Using Bands

It sounds like I do the same thing as Tom. I take a 60-80lb db and place it almost under the collar of the barbell near the where the collar joins the bar. I place one end of the mini on the center of the dumbell hande then stretch the other end over the collar just directly above.

When I lower the bar to my chest there is still tension on the bar but it is probably strectched to between 18-24". From here they still have plenty of room to stretch to full extension on the bench and you feel the tension increase quite well.

I find these short bands are perfect for the bench and deadlift. I've also used them in the press, but I had to attach them to about chest/shoulder level via the safety pins in my power rack. I think they would be difficult to use in the squat.

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Old 01-13-2011, 07:23 PM   #26
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So they're already stretched quite a bit when the bar is on your chest?
Theyre stretched a lot, yes. More resistance is good lol.
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Old 01-14-2011, 04:29 PM   #27
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So they're already stretched quite a bit when the bar is on your chest?
Yup. More resistance is always a good thing.
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