View Full Version : Westside Bands + Chains?

12-15-2002, 09:29 AM
Now I've heard these things are effective, but would are they really worth purchasing for a home gym? Are they that damn important or are they just ok and not too necessary, I have a good amount of money and spending it on some more weights and bands and chains and stuff would be sweet.

Paul Stagg
12-15-2002, 10:06 AM
Up to you.

I train WSB, and do not use chains or bands. I plan to buy bands soon, though.

It's really just a cost/benefit for you.

I don't think they are necessary, though.

Chris Rodgers
12-15-2002, 01:00 PM
Not necessary, but I am a believer that they are effective. I have both and use them pretty regularly for one thing or another. Many people have had great success with them. If they are affordable, go for it.

12-16-2002, 06:19 PM
sweet, any suggestions on how to use it other than the basics of course? To my understanding I just simply tie the bands(I only bought bands, no chains yet) to the bench when i bench, and when i squat i tie the squats to the racks.

12-16-2002, 06:22 PM
BTW, are they effective if i only max raw, like i dont use a shirt

12-16-2002, 06:22 PM
You can use bands on prety much any lift. Just use your imagination. I use bands for:bench,reverse bench, reverse deads,deads,zerchers,squats,good ams', pushdowns, rows,abs well..you get the picture:)

12-24-2002, 12:26 PM
Can I get some more help with them, i have mini, average, and light bands, If I use them on a lift, do i take off weight? Or do i just throw them on? I'm fairly sure i have to take off weight for the heavier bands, but still any more advice would be great.

12-24-2002, 12:44 PM
[i]zerchers [/B]

Off topic, but whats a zercher?

Saturday Fever
12-24-2002, 01:18 PM
With bands on the bar you'll be using less 'weight' because the resistance will change throughout the lift. Unless you're doing reverse bands, then you might be using more weight.

12-24-2002, 03:18 PM
How else you gonna squat this explosively? :)

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Squats are pretty light - ranged from 40-60% of my 1RM, with 130lbs of band tension up top and none right at the bottom
Without the bands - the bar would fly off my back.

I don't do Westside but I use the bands for my own training

Train fast - be fast

12-24-2002, 03:50 PM
damn thanks blitxforce