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    Chains!

    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...

    Thanks!

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    http://t-mag.com/html/body_127resist.html

    a pretty good guide to bands and chains
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    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.

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    I became interested in chains when I saw Kobe's sprite commercial
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    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.

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    Bands work better and are cheaper.
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    Originally posted by SoulOfKoRea


    I became interested in chains when I saw Kobe's sprite commercial
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    I don't understand the point of chains. It adds extra resistance thats not very stable??
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    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.

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    ohhhhh
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    very worth while... get chains and get bands for lifting and active recovery
    hmmmmmmm... will i ever be big enough?

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