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brihead301
10-29-2007, 07:25 PM
I really like the whole idea of westside training, but I don't know how I would do the DE days at my gym. Everything I read says that you need these "resistance bands". What exactly are they talking about with that? I don't think I have those at my gym.

Or am I just really misunderstanding things, and DE days are just done using around 40% of your 1RM, but done with explosive speed?

Sidior
10-29-2007, 07:35 PM
Move a light weight fast. Bands are not needed, although you can buy them online. www.elitefts.com

vdizenzo
10-29-2007, 08:30 PM
I hardly ever use bands or chains. You don't need them at your level and that is not meant as a put down.

brihead301
10-29-2007, 09:06 PM
I hardly ever use bands or chains. You don't need them at your level and that is not meant as a put down.

I didn't take it as a put down, I know that I know jack s*** about powerlifting. That makes things a lot easier as far as these DE days go then. I thought that you had to use bands. It's good to know that when I do get started on this in a few months that I can do it at my gym.

drew
10-30-2007, 06:10 AM
Just use straight weight for now bri. No need for bands or chains. DE days are actually really easy to do in a regular crap gym.

brihead301
10-30-2007, 07:15 AM
I'm looking forward to trying this. I've never worked on DE type stuff before. I always just did ME stuff and basic bodybuilding stuff before. This is going to add a whole new dimension to my workouts.

drew
10-30-2007, 07:43 AM
Make sure your form is good. You should use the same form, setup, etc that you would for a max weight. Use the same force too. Don't sacrifice form for speed, but still be fast.

brihead301
10-30-2007, 07:45 AM
Make sure your form is good. You should use the same form, setup, etc that you would for a max weight. Use the same force too. Don't sacrifice form for speed, but still be fast.

I gotcha. Thanks for the advice bro.

BFGUITAR
11-01-2007, 09:06 PM
Get ready for some massive gains bud...

Bench press: Was at 175, went down to 160, now at 190 in a little over a month!

Squat: Was a REALLY REALLY half assed GMing 225. Now I did an almost perfect 242.5 below parallel! I was GMing a bit but once I realized it I corrected it and just flew up.

bjohnso
11-02-2007, 07:37 AM
Get ready for some massive gains bud...

Bench press: Was at 175, went down to 160, now at 190 in a little over a month!

Squat: Was a REALLY REALLY half assed GMing 225. Now I did an almost perfect 242.5 below parallel! I was GMing a bit but once I realized it I corrected it and just flew up.

Do you use bands or chains? I've been looking into getting some bands, but it would be nice if I didn't have to go through that extra hassle (band and chain setups). I'd like to just get under a light weight and let it rip.

Chubrock
11-02-2007, 08:00 AM
You can go a long time without needing bands or what not. Simple progression over time will yield a lot of results.

BFGUITAR
11-02-2007, 01:26 PM
You can go a long time without needing bands or what not. Simple progression over time will yield a lot of results.

I dont use chains or bands. I dont think ill need it for a VERY long time.

brihead301
11-02-2007, 02:00 PM
Ya, I can't wait to start westside training style. I have to finish NROL first though, which will take a few months.