I wanted to do a search for this very question, as I'm sure it's been asked... But I can't find the search function...
Alright, so, I realize these band questions from me are probably getting a bit on the annoying side, but I'm a band newb
I checked the power rack, there's no chance I'm getting the lights underneath it. It's pretty flush to the floor.
For bench, I think I've found a way around this problem with minis.
Either I can:
A) Take one mini, attach it to one side of the bench, run it under the bench and attach it to the otherside, and then take another mini and do the same to create the double mini effect. I saw this in a few different places in regards to set up, but wouldn't that take away some tension at the top of the lift? I'd imagine setting up the minis to the floor would add a significant amount of tension versus running it under the bench.
B) I don't have heavy enough DBs to use to anchor the weight, so I was thinking of stacking a few 45s. We have 45 pound plates that kind of look like a steering wheel. They have holes around them as well as the center. I can feed the band through the holes on the outside, sit the plate on top of the mini and then bring the mini back up to the bar to double it up.
Here's where I'm really lost:
With Light Bands.
Again, I can't use the bottom of the power rack. The "Oh ****" bars will go fairly low to the floor, but it's about 6-8 inches off the ground still. I'm imagining that this is going to seriously decrease tension in the bands. But, I can adjust the bars... Is this a good option? The only issue I see here is that if I fail, I have nothing to catch the weight on... Although since I'm doing these for DE days, I'd hope I'm not going to fail, but you never know.
If not I can do method B listed above for these as well.
Thanks for any and all tips/advice... I'm all ears here. I want to do these correctly and truth be told I'm excited as hell, but I'm a little nervous too.