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    They're handy for stretching, warm-ups and activation but I don't see them being very useful as a bb'ing tool.





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    You can use them for bodybuilding. Check out some videos of John Meadows on YouTube with Dave Tate. Bands/chains can be very useful and have helped me work around injuries while keeping more weight on the bar, but they aren't necessary.

    You need to remember they're a tool though, not something that you need to use every day on every lift. People make the mistake of loading up too much band tension or chain, then they wonder why their lifts start to suck. So if you get some, don't get anything too heavy, and use them where you think they'd be beneficial.


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    I'd like chains, just not practical and I don't want to look like a douche in a gym that doesn't have them, hence the bands

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    As el freako said, youll probably benefit more from using bands for prehab, warmups and activation than actual lifting being a raw guy.

    1 long band can be used for around the knees/firing the glutes, band pull aparts and/or TKE's. Just double it up or tie it off.
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    Thinking of experimenting with Bands to rehab my Back and then test a few theories of mine.


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    Bands provide the greatest resistance at extension. That's the problem with them, and the direction of resistance.


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    That’s true stiffy, the downside of bands and chain is that the resistance also increases at a very fast rate, more often than not it’s the resistance at extension and mid range where the issue lies.

    a strong flexible muscle is key especially for an older trainee and flexibility is best improved in the stretched position under substantial loading.


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    Cheers Goosey. I overlooked the benefits of tension in the bottom position, that Bands don't provide. Thanks.


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    The pre stretch in a exercise is possibly the most important component of a good productive rep.

    think of any sport where the arm or leg is drawn back prior to the strike, kick or punch to give one perspective


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    See this dude use the pre-stretch on the pullover and the nice smooth negative movement and the stretch on the row, all while keeping maintaining the integrity of the joints



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