Reverse bands VS. Rack/Blocks

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Reverse bands VS. Rack/Blocks

Postby BLACKFLAG » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:13 am

Been thinkin about using reverse band DLs to get some kind of overload 1xweek (with the other days mostly aimed at improving starting strenght), if not else because -unlike blocks and pin pulls- I have tried them prolly 2 times total years ago. Remember workin up to 260kg using the classic Louie setup (greens hangin from eye level).

Maybe even adding a smidge of a deficit as Dan Montague (are you still alive dude?) recommended me back then !?!?

Roughly 1 month before turning 39, feeling pretty decent lately (took a week off from work), and playing with the idea of hitting a 160 bench and some kind of DL PR that nite.
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Re: Reverse bands VS. Rack/Blocks

Postby Snake Plisken » Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:33 am

Very funny that you brought these up BF, as I was kinda kicking around trying these again myself. I will refrain for now, as I don't wanna get to many different loads started.
I did these for a very short (obviously not long enough to give honest feedback) time a few years back. They certainly have a different feel than chains and or bands loading. Very smooth and just a feel of heavier and heavier bar.
I think mine was totally unloading around knees. It was funny setting #550 or so on the ground, but it pulled off like #400-#450, then bang, the full enchilada.
It might help with my looking at a loaded bar intimidation factor , still being lighter at start!?
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