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Szust
01-28-2009, 02:57 AM
I've used the search function on WBB but still haven't found all the answers I'm looking for.

I want to start using bands, but I'm not absolutely sure which to get and how I'm supposed to use them. I know most people use the EliteFTS bands, and that the Mini's are usually used for bench for around 90 lbs of tension at the top. If I'm doing 185 lbs. for DE bench, would I drop the weight to 95 and use Mini stretch bands? Which bands are used for squat and how would the weight scheme be for that?

Also, are there cheaper alternatives to the EliteFTS bands?

Thanks in advance.

Lones Green
01-28-2009, 03:30 AM
Minis will be good for bench, you could use lights for squatting.

drew
01-28-2009, 06:15 AM
Mini's and lights would be a good start.

whotime
01-28-2009, 09:37 AM
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Eric Downey
01-28-2009, 10:30 AM
The Jump Strech Bands Are Far More Better Than Any Other Out There. The Light And Average Band Are Plenty. Thats Red And Purple

Lones Green
01-28-2009, 10:47 AM
The Jump Strech Bands Are Far More Better Than Any Other Out There. The Light And Average Band Are Plenty. Thats Red And Purple

light = purple
average = green
mini = red

mosley1990
01-28-2009, 10:59 AM
light = purple
average = green
mini = red

there are like 3 diff. minis arent there? lol...i have the mini flex and the mini monsters. the mini flexs i have are purple and the mini monsters are black. and there are the red ones too haha.

Jump stretch are def. worth the money.

Reko
01-28-2009, 11:01 AM
I've seen green, blue, purple, and red mini bands.

They also have like micro bands but those are probably way too light for anything. Those are orange.

rbtrout
01-28-2009, 11:02 AM
Jump stretch, huh? Those would then be used more on DE days, correct?

Reko
01-28-2009, 11:03 AM
Jump stretch, huh? Those would then be used more on DE days, correct?

either or really. you can use lighter bands to work on speed or you can use heavier ones to work on lockout/bigger lifts.

The fun is endless!

Tom Mutaffis
01-28-2009, 01:18 PM
I have the green bands from APT and they work well - have been using them for about two years now.

rbtrout
01-29-2009, 08:45 AM
I purchased the green bands from APT, as well. I'm really looking forward to using them. I'm hoping to have them on Friday, so I can use them on ME leg day on Monday. If not, I'll have to hurry up and be patient.
Recommendations on starting out with them?

Ryan Celli
01-29-2009, 06:40 PM
Get them from Alan at APT.

Reko
01-29-2009, 06:42 PM
I purchased the green bands from APT, as well. I'm really looking forward to using them. I'm hoping to have them on Friday, so I can use them on ME leg day on Monday. If not, I'll have to hurry up and be patient.
Recommendations on starting out with them?

stay tight! it will seem real unsteady at the top and feel very weird. Just stay tight and have fun with them!

=Travis=
01-30-2009, 08:03 AM
I just got the weekly Elitefts email and they have bands on sale for 25% off this weekend.

AJL11
01-30-2009, 08:31 AM
NONE bands SUCK

Ben Moore
01-30-2009, 09:37 AM
NONE bands SUCK

LOL - bitter much?

Reko
01-30-2009, 10:32 AM
NONE bands SUCK

Haha, if you are going to be getting into gear you're gonna have to use them. Work that top end strength man!

AJL11
01-30-2009, 11:13 AM
HAhaha, I know...They just pissed me off this morning!

Sensei
01-31-2009, 08:21 PM
Minis and light bands are enough for most gym goers. If you secure them correctly, even the light bands add more than enough tension to challenge you at the end of the range of motion.

They are great for a lot of things, like accessory exercises and mobility/flexibility work, not just the big three.

DGabe24
02-01-2009, 05:33 PM
Anyone think bands are beneficial for packing on some mass?

I'm powerbuilding right now, using a westside style routine to help pack on mass for BB'ing purposes. Think I could incorporate bands, or would they be useless to someone like me?