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06-22-2003, 12:57 PM
I'm no powerlifter, but I'm really interested in incorporating chains into my lifting, mainly to add extra stress to the top position and lockouts on squats, deadlifts, OH pressing, and bench pressing.
I want to ask where you attain the chains, and how you make them heavy enough to make a difference...
Also, I want to add ALOT of stress on the lockouts for these exercises, so for example locking out on a squat is as hard as coming out of the bottom position thanks to the chains. What would be the best ways to accomplish this...
06-22-2003, 01:27 PM
a pretty good guide to bands and chains
06-22-2003, 03:34 PM
http://www.newyorkbarbells.com/powerlifting.html Check that out. I've never used chains, so I'd be interested to see what others have to say about chains.
06-22-2003, 03:37 PM
I became interested in chains when I saw Kobe's sprite commercial http://tae-hwan.com/forums/images/smilies/w00t.gif
06-22-2003, 04:07 PM
You can buy chains of varying lengths and weight at a hardware store. There are also freight stores here that carry heavier duty things if I were wanting more weight.
Bands work better and are cheaper.
06-22-2003, 09:10 PM
06-22-2003, 09:48 PM
Originally posted by SoulOfKoRea
I became interested in chains when I saw Kobe's sprite commercial http://tae-hwan.com/forums/images/smilies/w00t.gif :withstupi :D
06-23-2003, 05:41 PM
I don't understand the point of chains. It adds extra resistance thats not very stable??
06-23-2003, 05:58 PM
The chains partly lay on the ground. As you raise the bar they gradually leave the ground so the resistance is at its maximum at the top of the motion.
06-23-2003, 07:07 PM
06-23-2003, 09:38 PM
very worth while... get chains and get bands for lifting and active recovery
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