The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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  1. #1
    Wannabebig New Member
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    Question about EFS Short Bands

    I've ordered a couple sets of the EFS short bands and plan to start training with bands soon. I'll be using dumbells or a barbell to anchor the bands under my bench and I'm wondering if the weight listed in the tension chart is per band or for a set of bands. Does anyone know for certain?

    In the video clip I think they say the weight is per band but that seems unlikely because a set of the heavy bands would add between 470 and 680 pounds to a lift.

    I'm getting sets of mini bands and monster mini bands and I'm wondering how much weight I'll have to use to hold down the straps.

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    Westside Bencher Travis Bell's Avatar
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    It varies greatly between set ups so I'd just try different DB's and see what works.

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    Eat Meat teeroy's Avatar
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    I'm almost certain they mean for the pair of bands so that a pair of short mini bands adds ~70lb at the top of a bench and the heavy bands would add ~350lb at the top of a bench. If you're uisng the heavy bands you'd better anchor your rack to the floor, lol.
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    Short bands

    I had the same question. I reviewed the video which Dave Tate posted on short bands. After review, and after looking at the chart, I concluded that chart reflects resistance for a pair of short bands.

    It would be nice if Elite FTS clarified this.

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    Per pair. Realistically you could not just use one band for most barbell exerecises.

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    The short bands are nuts. The Yellow ones are as thick as a tow strap.
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    I have the short monster minis and they are pretty sweet
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    illinois fattest lifter theBarzeen's Avatar
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    they are nice to use for deadlifts in a rack so you get tension the whole way through.......... oh and the red and black ones are great for flinging across the gym...... I kinda want to order one just to play with
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