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Old 08-31-2011, 07:19 PM   #51
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Re: Conjugate Method vs. Linear Progression

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Bands are the best value and most useful thing you will ever get for your training.
Could a fairly cheap individual substitute bands with bungee cords?

Bungee cords are pretty strong and come in a variety of sizes.

And yeah, I am asking for me.
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Old 08-31-2011, 08:04 PM   #52
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Re: Conjugate Method vs. Linear Progression

My 2 thoughts about bungees.
1.) Will they be long enough to generate the right amount of tension?
A short one might generate enough but might not wrap around or reach.
A longer one might be long but not able to generate tension
But, playing with these might work things out.

2.) When I've let a band slip and it slapped me it hurt but did not injure. If you hook up a bungee wrong and those cords go flying I wonder if that would really hurt?

I've seen some people hook up the strength bands that you buy at a local store with the black d like handles.

If you give either a try let us know how it works out.
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Old 08-31-2011, 10:00 PM   #53
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Could a fairly cheap individual substitute bands with bungee cords?

Bungee cords are pretty strong and come in a variety of sizes.

And yeah, I am asking for me.
Dude! Come on!
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Old 08-31-2011, 10:12 PM   #54
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Re: Conjugate Method vs. Linear Progression

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Could a fairly cheap individual substitute bands with bungee cords?

Bungee cords are pretty strong and come in a variety of sizes.

And yeah, I am asking for me.
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Old 09-01-2011, 03:08 AM   #55
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Re: Conjugate Method vs. Linear Progression

You know the bands are like 24.00 dollars?
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Old 09-01-2011, 10:20 AM   #56
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Re: Conjugate Method vs. Linear Progression

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It's $15-20 for a PAIR of bands. That's less than half price! And the guy will work deals if you want more than one set of bands. I wouldn't recommend the $80 set anyway. All you really need are the minis, lights and averages ($60 minus whatever discount he'll give, shipping included).
Ah. I didn't know those little details, thanks. I'll try to work a deal with this guy at some point.

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Bands are the best value and most useful thing you will ever get for your training.
I've heard the same thing for other equipment, like belts. I'm not questioning the actual usefulness of bands or belts, I have wanted them for quite some time. I just have a limited income so I have to really weigh the necessity vs. price ratio on items. I feel that I can still make a lot of progress without bands or a belt so their necessity isn't as high as other items. My pockets just aren't quite deep enough at the moment to splurge on these items, but they are on the list of NEED TO BUY.
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Old 09-01-2011, 12:06 PM   #57
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Re: Conjugate Method vs. Linear Progression

I haven't read this entire thread but to be honest I am willing to bet it mirrors every other thread that asks the same question.

This may help you answer the question yourself.

http://www.reactivetrainingsystems.c...pendulum-shift W/F/S
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I haven't read this entire thread but to be honest I am willing to bet it mirrors every other thread that asks the same question.

This may help you answer the question yourself.

http://www.reactivetrainingsystems.c...pendulum-shift W/F/S
Ok, things do move in trends. So what can you take from both programs that is core to both of their sucesses? In another words, are the important things really not that different--like squat heavy weights. Have a certain amount of volume? etc.
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Old 09-01-2011, 07:03 PM   #59
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Re: Conjugate Method vs. Linear Progression

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Could a fairly cheap individual substitute bands with bungee cords?

Bungee cords are pretty strong and come in a variety of sizes.

And yeah, I am asking for me.
How much is the success of your program worth? Get some real bands.
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Old 09-02-2011, 12:06 PM   #60
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Ok, things do move in trends. So what can you take from both programs that is core to both of their sucesses? In another words, are the important things really not that different--like squat heavy weights. Have a certain amount of volume? etc.

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Ok, things do move in trends. So what can you take from both programs that is core to both of their sucesses? In another words, are the important things really not that different--like squat heavy weights. Have a certain amount of volume? etc.

Work. That's the common denominator. Consistancy. Drive. None of that is inherent in the program. That's all the lifter.

I'm an LP guy, an SS Coach, and have taught literally nearly a couple hundred novice and intermediate lifters Ss or TM. This is what I'm good at. I have no doubt Chris could have gotten the people I have trained just as strong or stronger with a Westside system. This is what he is good at.

This is one of our Power Athlete kids at the end of his summer training just before he started football. In the video he us 16 years old and 185 pounds. He started with us a few months earlier at 160 pounds and 115 pound back squat 3x5.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjx_a...e_gdata_player WFS

Chris and westside would have done the same thing as I did with LP. Why? Because the kid had drive, consistency, and work ethic.
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