So how the the blue bands supposed to be hooked up for a challenge? I can choke them on top of an 8ft cage! Which might give like 350 help at bottom and 150 on the top still, haha. Or hang them unchoked from the top pin which is like 7 ft.
So you see not everyones blue reverse band is even close.
I have Vincent and Travis. Joints are screaming and pulled something in my neck.
Very well put !!! Especially the last few sentences. So many "newbies" think they can obtain your size or make massive gains overnight and from a bottle of pills. They have to realize they need to spend the time in the gym, "Pay their dues" so to speak to make gains.
Keep up the good work and posting your results. It gives me inspiration to hit the weight room.
I think i will do some reverse bands tomorrow, will be green however as my weight is much lower than you guys, but going to try and get as close to 400 lbs as I can.
looking forward to the next bench challenge
Well done Rob. Looking very strong.
I've pulled stuff in my neck before and it HURTS big time. Hope it feels better soon.
Friggin guy. He's got the luxury of knowing what number to hit, then he goes out and puts the bands on the outside and puts his pinkies past the ring. I have a deload this week and then it's on again. I'll post the exercise and then we can post results the same day. Serioulsy though, hope the neck feels better. This kind of sh!t is great for pushing us all. Nice press!
305x5 for me!
Bar will sit on the J-Hooks with the bands on.
I will be sitting out the next two weeks. Have to weeks to get ready for my meet. After the meet I am picking the exercise. Vincent yu never said we had to set it up exactly like like you do it. LOL!
This is a great idea, Vincent. I don't call myself a powerlifter as i don't compete (I just train for my own amusement...and the amusement of anyone who sees me train) and I generally lift by myself so these challenges are a fun tool to use as motivation.
I find reverse bands - if set up the same way each time, to be a good strength indicator of progress.
Impressive stuff by all of you!