Anyone use bands?

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  1. woot

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    Been looking into them more and more lately and I was browsing elitefts for some today. 70lbs at the top is the lightest one they have and some going over 200lb+

    Obviously I don't need anything more than the 70lbs but I've read using bands can lead to joint stresses. Any thoughts or experiences?
     
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    too much use and ya, joint issues..
     
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    Just got my short bands from EFS.
     
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    ceaze do you have any studies about antihistamines (specifically doxylamine and diphenhydramine) and their supposed GH supression?
     
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    Bands should be cycled. Too much straight band use can bang you up real bad.
     
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    what are your lifts at?

    IMO, bands have a very specific use, and if you aren't ready, you are just putting unnecessary stress on the body.
     
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    275lb x 3 for bench (last week)
    365lb x 1rm squat ( 2 weeks ago)

    haven't deadlifted in awhile due to fucking up my back doing rackpulls. But I was dong ~405lb 1rm.

    I don't know why my deadlifts are so weak considering I have lanky ass arms. I should be a lot stronger. My sticking point is always in the beginning once I get the bar just below my knees I can lock it out every time.
     
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    What would be a sample template? thanks.
     
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    yo benches got band pegs?
     
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    There is a lot to think about here. What are your goals? Where do you lift? What are the sticking points in your lifts? How long have you been training?

    Bands are real good for working the top end of your lifts, and developing bar speed. Bar speed always helps mid range as well.

    And Maine is right. Too much band use will beat your body to shit. Deload weeks become very important when using bands.
     
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    Goal is to improve my explosiveness/bar speed. Been doing lots of box squats and floor presses but looking to switch things up/adding more overload at the top range of the movement.


    Chains are too much of a hassle.
     
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