Tried benching with bands last night

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  1. JustBlazin

    JustBlazin Ironic Punishment

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    I saw some bands lying around my gym and decided to hook em up to the bench. wow :bowdown: it's definitely a huge difference, and something to try if you haven't already
     
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    how much do you bench?
     
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    bands and chains - progressive resistance which increases at you get closer to the top of the lift
    boards - forces you to focus on a specific part of the lift

    all of these things help train sticking points and lockout strength...not necessary unless you are an advanced lifter.
     
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    :rofl:

    its stores energy in a sense.....as you bring the bar down it is streatcches and as you press it back up it returns to its normal shape....kind like a rubber band
     
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    ibusingbandson95lbs
     
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    I really don't know what your saying.
     
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    think of a spring. as it becomes compressed, it builds up potential energy. when it is released, the energy stored in the coils is converted to kinetic energy. so say you put a barbell on top of a spring, compressed, and released it. The upwards force applied to the barbell by the kinetic energy from the spring is called work.

    when benching, the shirt is the spring. without a shirt, all of the work is done by the person doing the lifting. with the shirt, the work is shared by the lifter, and the energy from the shirt.
     
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    my 1 rep is 275

    but i used the bands last night on 155, cause it was my first time and i just found these bands in the gym so i didn't even know if they'd hold up... i didn't want to rush into things and make a scene
     
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    put on a pair of jeans that are so skin tight that you can barely get them on, and try squatting down in them...then multiply that by 10
     
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    lol I squat in jeans. seriously. it helps. makes my legs a damn sight more stable.
     
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    I tried it one time after you mentioned it

    It makes me feel a bit more solid
     
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    http://www.criticalbench.com/bench-press-shirts.htm

    http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/cyberpump5.htm

     
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