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Old 03-01-2011, 10:27 AM   #21
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Re: Weightlifting Platform with Bands

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If you were gunna use this system what length Iron Wood band Wood use for...

Dead Lifting- 12 in or 20 in?

Squatting- ?

Bench- ?

Also wouldn't it be better to have it attachment right on the inside of the wood. I feel if it on the outside and you had to many bumps on it would hit.
honestly it depends on how much tension you want, i just sort of a did a test with the red bands for the deadlifts and it seems pretty taught, to be honest I would probably use the smallest iron woody band for such exercise. As far as bench and squats, I use the 1" thick band. Yeah I thought about the spacing, I can always just put it on the wood. Too be honest I might have to switch it once I put my last coat of poly on the center piece.
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Old 03-01-2011, 10:58 AM   #22
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Re: Weightlifting Platform with Bands

The Santa Clara design is great, very simple. What type of brackets are those and what section would they be in at home depot?
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Old 03-01-2011, 11:15 AM   #23
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Re: Weightlifting Platform with Bands

They are most likely where the door handles, locks, and just general handles are. The brackets where there as well.
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Old 03-01-2011, 11:57 AM   #24
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Re: Weightlifting Platform with Bands

I understand the different thickness of the bands but at which length is it recommend for.
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Old 03-01-2011, 01:15 PM   #25
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Re: Weightlifting Platform with Bands

for the deadlits, i am not too sure...too me, it can be just a personal preference although guys at Westside and Elite FTS might have more precise requirements
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Old 03-01-2011, 02:08 PM   #26
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Re: Weightlifting Platform with Bands

Depends what set-up you go with. If you do the Santa Clara way then you'd want the longer 41" bands, unless you have the brackets closer together. The 41's will work for squats, deads and bench. The 12's would be for bench and deads with a single attachment on the ground (bracket or your feet). Keep in mind the 12" and 20" bands aren't meant to be stretched very far.
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Depends what set-up you go with. If you do the Santa Clara way then you'd want the longer 41" bands, unless you have the brackets closer together. The 41's will work for squats, deads and bench. The 12's would be for bench and deads with a single attachment on the ground (bracket or your feet). Keep in mind the 12" and 20" bands aren't meant to be stretched very far.
With the Santa Clare setup, what is the exact spacing between the two brackets? It looks like almost 4 ft or is 3ft 6in
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Old 03-02-2011, 01:11 PM   #28
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Re: Weightlifting Platform with Bands

I used 4 ft spacing from my handles to the brackets I bought.
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Old 03-02-2011, 02:14 PM   #29
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Re: Weightlifting Platform with Bands

I don't think the precision is that important (as long as both sides are the same). With a 41" band, 4' will give you more tension than 3.5'. Any less than 3.5' however, will make the band tension zero at the bottom. Set up a couple dumbbells and loop a band around them at different spacing and see what tension you like. As long as you stay consistent with your band set up, you can measure your progress.
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I used 4 ft spacing from my handles to the brackets I bought.
Do you have any pictures of your new set up?
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