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.
6'1" 250 lbs
1155 Total (raw)
Minis will be good for bench, you could use lights for squatting.
Mini's and lights would be a good start.
Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:525 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220
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want to total elite in my first meet
Also, attempt to cut to the 308 weight class
The Jump Strech Bands Are Far More Better Than Any Other Out There. The Light And Average Band Are Plenty. Thats Red And Purple
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Started Powerlifting: September 08
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.
Jump stretch, huh? Those would then be used more on DE days, correct?
Give chalk a chance.
49 years old
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?
Give chalk a chance.
49 years old
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I just got the weekly Elitefts email and they have bands on sale for 25% off this weekend.
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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.
A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
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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?
Don't asker for a light load, but a strong back.
Best Meet Lifts @ 220 Raw:
Squat - 475
Bench - 355
Dead - 500