View Full Version : benching with chains

01-27-2010, 11:02 PM
Every video that I have seen of someone benching with chains, the chains never come all the way off the ground. I benched the first time with them today. I set it up so tha the chains come off the ground. Is there a certain way that is better or does it not even matter

01-27-2010, 11:44 PM
If they came up off the ground, how much were they deloading at the bottom of the bench?

01-28-2010, 06:42 AM
If the chains come off the ground, they tend to swing around a lot more, making it a much more difficult lift.

Travis Bell
01-28-2010, 08:04 AM
It depends on what your goal is for the use of the chains.

If you want them to be more of a stability training tool, then you want them all the way off the ground

If you want them to be used more as accomodating resistance - you want them mostly deloaded at the bottom

01-28-2010, 01:01 PM
ok. so, my chains are 50 pounds of resistance total. If they come up off the ground I am getting all 50 pounds of resistance? If they stay on the ground is it mor or less resistance than the 50 pounds?