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    anybody ever tried working out with bands? i got some off ebay that are supposed to be about 40-60lbs and ive been using them for arms/shoulders. i have to say they definetly feel better than freeweights. ive been doing biceps/triceps one day then the alternating day doing shoulder press and high pull to get the shoulders a little bit. just stuff i dont like doing much in the gym. i havnt directly trained arms in quite a while but these give me the sickest pump ever after just one set and i think im gona stick with this for my arm training for a while. it really works the lockout of the movements and is easier at the start so it feels better on the joints too

    just lookin for feedback if anyone else has tried this. i know if someone woulda told me it worked well before i tried it, i would have ignored it and said freeweights are better. this is a nice switch up on the joints
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    I'm thinking about trying bands out... don't really know how effective they are...
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    Curious to see how well they work out for you. I have some but have never really used them.
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    alot of powerlifters that wanna do extra work for tris or bis use bands just because there easier on the joints and dont mess with recovery... i got some bands i use for daedlift and pull aparts... you can use them for chest press and tri pulldowns but i havent yet lol
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    I incorporate bands in a few of my workouts. One example is the EZ bar curl. I put each of the handles on each end of the bar and put one or two of my feet on the center of the band. I have to lower the weight on the bar a good 20 pounds to get a full set. Just like adding chains to the bar, but in band form. I rarely use bands by themselves though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brownstown89 View Post
    alot of powerlifters that wanna do extra work for tris or bis use bands just because there easier on the joints and dont mess with recovery... i got some bands i use for daedlift and pull aparts... you can use them for chest press and tri pulldowns but i havent yet lol
    ugh. i didnt even think about getting powerlifting bands to use. they are like the same price and many times stronger. now im mad. i rly wana try out those 110 and 175 pound squat bands
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    Ive watched guys use them while they bench but I havent participated. If you end up using bands while benching let me know how it goes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tnubs View Post
    ugh. i didnt even think about getting powerlifting bands to use. they are like the same price and many times stronger. now im mad. i rly wana try out those 110 and 175 pound squat bands
    its the monster mini thats 175 for squat its like 13 bucks on elitefts i got one i use for pullaparts and it hits the rear delts better then anything else ive ever done..ive been feeling less shoulder pain when i use it for rear delts and stretching out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by killamac27 View Post
    Ive watched guys use them while they bench but I havent participated. If you end up using bands while benching let me know how it goes.
    I just started using 115 pound bands last week got them from elitefts i use the for normal band bench and also reverse band bench i do 8x3 and change up my grip each set. I do wide, normal, close, wide, normal, close, wide, normal. Then i also do reverse band bench with 8x3 changing up my grips the same as i do band benching. I have bin told that band benching is a good way to work on your bench speed, explosion and a good way to increase your bench max. My trainer who was a powerlifter in highschool and college said he would use them once a week and he got his max up pretty good by usng them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chuck66 View Post
    I just started using 115 pound bands last week got them from elitefts i use the for normal band bench and also reverse band bench i do 8x3 and change up my grip each set. I do wide, normal, close, wide, normal, close, wide, normal. Then i also do reverse band bench with 8x3 changing up my grips the same as i do band benching. I have bin told that band benching is a good way to work on your bench speed, explosion and a good way to increase your bench max. My trainer who was a powerlifter in highschool and college said he would use them once a week and he got his max up pretty good by usng them.
    when using them for benching watch ur joints man when the bands kick in during the press and it shocks ur joints that can lead to overtraining quick
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    Quote Originally Posted by brownstown89 View Post
    when using them for benching watch ur joints man when the bands kick in during the press and it shocks ur joints that can lead to overtraining quick
    hes benching for speed..... when your benching for speed you should only be using 60% or less of your 1rm, so the intensity isnt high enough for overtraining
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    Quote Originally Posted by brownstown89 View Post
    when using them for benching watch ur joints man when the bands kick in during the press and it shocks ur joints that can lead to overtraining quick
    yea i experienced the overtraining on thursday i tried to do dumbell bench aftr with my usualy weight of 70 for 10 and strugled so i figure on band days for now on i wont be doing any othe chest lift besides band bench and reverse band bench
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    Quote Originally Posted by stullsy View Post
    hes benching for speed..... when your benching for speed you should only be using 60% or less of your 1rm, so the intensity isnt high enough for overtraining
    well even on speed days i feel joint pain using bands or chains thats what i meant lol.
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    bands are great for facepulls on shoulder day. rear delt muscle
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    Quote Originally Posted by qwerty33 View Post
    bands are great for facepulls on shoulder day. rear delt muscle
    bands work mini delts better than anything else i feel u might wanna try pull aparts too just another thing that hits rear delts
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    Anybody tried EliteFTS' Strong Band (i.e. the 175lb resistance band)? Had my eye on that one for some accessory work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Resolve View Post
    Anybody tried EliteFTS' Strong Band (i.e. the 175lb resistance band)? Had my eye on that one for some accessory work.
    I didnt order that one but I got the monster minis and the other lower band for my brithday!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeekPoop View Post
    I didnt order that one but I got the monster minis and the other lower band for my brithday!
    How do you like the "other lower band"? Do you find it suitable for face-pulls, band curls or tri extensions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Resolve View Post
    How do you like the "other lower band"? Do you find it suitable for face-pulls, band curls or tri extensions?
    when elitefts has free shipping id just order it there u get the item in 3 days with standard usps delievery.. monster minis are the **** for assistance work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Resolve View Post
    How do you like the "other lower band"? Do you find it suitable for face-pulls, band curls or tri extensions?
    ill post a link when I get home to what exactly it is. I havent received them yet, I orderd them and its been over a week
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