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BFGUITAR
01-10-2008, 12:11 PM
Ive been thinking about it... Seems pretty inexpensive and unique. I can see how they could benefit a lifter, but how do I know if im ready for it?

North
01-10-2008, 12:18 PM
I think you should go for it man, they really help with your lockout.

BFGUITAR
01-10-2008, 12:25 PM
For bench I usually get stuck right off the chest, for squats its midway up, and deadlifts its off the ground.

Will chains help my problem here?

Bohizzle
01-10-2008, 01:10 PM
don't think so. maybe for squats.

Sidior
01-10-2008, 01:20 PM
For bench I usually get stuck right off the chest, for squats its midway up, and deadlifts its off the ground.

Will chains help my problem here?
As already mentioned maybe for the squatting. For bench, work on paused reps and leg drive. For the deads, get your hips stronger. Low box work ftw!

Hatred
01-10-2008, 02:15 PM
I was going to say the Chains will help your squats..

But why not use em to make your lockout stronger now?
Regardless if it's your weak point or not it can always be stronger.

BFGUITAR
01-10-2008, 02:22 PM
I was going to say the Chains will help your squats..

But why not use em to make your lockout stronger now?
Regardless if it's your weak point or not it can always be stronger.

I agree.

I assume I could just by chains from a hardware store.
Im going to search a bit here for more info.

RhodeHouse
01-10-2008, 04:52 PM
Go to EliteFTS or check out a mechanic or a shipyard (if you're near the ocean). Hardware stores don't carry chain big enough to make a real difference. You need heavy duty 5/8" chains or bigger.

Hatred
01-10-2008, 05:12 PM
make sure to weigh em too. about 20lbs or just get em at Elite.

Darracq
01-11-2008, 10:34 AM
For bench I usually get stuck right off the chest, for squats its midway up, and deadlifts its off the ground.

Will chains help my problem here?

Bands will if you use them right. if you want more info just pm me.

BFGUITAR
01-11-2008, 11:13 AM
Bands will if you use them right. if you want more info just pm me.

Hey there!
I dont know much about bands, I used them once squatting and they seemed really helpful. Do you have a link that can help me get started?

Darracq
01-11-2008, 02:08 PM
Hey there!
I dont know much about bands, I used them once squatting and they seemed really helpful. Do you have a link that can help me get started?

Joeaveragestrength.com Look at kennys log that is what i am doing and it works.

Sensei
01-11-2008, 02:35 PM
Do a search for chains in this forum, there are quite a few threads w. good info in them.

IMHO, just about anyone doing squat, bench, and deadlifts can benefit from bands and chains. Obviously a beginner is going to use them differently than someone more advanced, but anyone can use them.

Around here, Menard's sell 14' lengths of 3/8" tow chain that are about 20lb. they work well if you triple them up and attach them w. a connector chain or rope.

This article is an oldie but a goodie:
http://www.t-nation.com/readArticle.do?id=459799&cr=