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    dan135
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    Hey guys,

    If you have access to them, would you reccommend using bands and/or chains ALL the time when training for strength and hypertrophy? Would this increase your results or would you get a better response when only incorporating them occassionally?

    Also I haven’t come across anyone using bands in their o-lifting training but what are the general thoughts on using them when training for power? Maybe with power shrugs, high pulls, jerks?

    Cheers, always appreciate your help.

    Dan

    #25173
    ashley
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    Hi there Dan, I would cycle the use of bands, chains, weight releasers and straight weight, these are used primarily for speed strength and strength speed and not hypertrophy, I have had good results using 3 week cycles of each with a 3 week cycle of just straight weight in between each cycle of bands, chains, weight releasers. As to use in Olympic lifting I feel the bands are wonderful in assisted cleans, and assisted jerks, push presses, where they build great lock out strength, cheers, ashley

    #25175
    damian
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    Hi Dan
    I do have access to chains and bands all the time, however, i use definitely don’t use them all the time. They are another tool for the tool box to be used at certain times of the year with certain athletes. There are plenty of people on this planet who hae gotten very srong and powerful without using them.

    Cheers

    Damian

    #25176
    dan135
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    Thanks guys, we’ll have a go at alternating every 3 weeks when we do our srength cycles.

    Just a quick question on the assisted o-lifts suggested above, Ash, are these with the bands suspended above the bar as opposed to being attached to the ground or rack?

    Cheers,

    Dan

    #25174
    ashley
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    yes they are attached to the top of the rack to assist you, not from the bottom to resist you, cheers, ash

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