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Banded Work as ME Move?


#1

Currently running WS4SB and am ready to switch my ME upper move. Was thinking about using double banded 2 board for 3 weeks. Been using banded box squats for the past 2 weeks with pretty good success so maybe this is a pointless question, just wondering if anybody has used banded bench as a ME move and what y'all thought of 'em. Thanks.


#2

Personally I don't care much for banded ME movements on upper (find they just beat me up too much). If I'm looking for a ME upper movement with accomodated resistance than I'll go against chains (and usually 1 or 2 board).


#3

That's what I was wondering. My elbows have been a little janky lately and I'm not trying to make it worse. Now I just need to find some chains. Thanks.


#4

If you do do this, I'd limit it to one movement every 4-5 weeks so as to keep your elbows in tact.


#5

For clarification, are you saying if I use it to ONLY use that one move with bands for whatever duration that mini cycle is and keep bands away from everything else?


#6

I agree with not doing it everyweek. I love benching against bands but it does tear shit up. Reverse bands and chains seem much less stressful.


#7

For someone who doesn't have chains, are there any substitutes or am I gonna have to hit a tractor supply store?


#8

i agree about benching against bands. they can be tough on the joints although i do like them for speed work. for ME work reverse band, chains and foam press are my favorite variations.


#9

When I was training westside, I had to completely cut out any band bench press work cause they fucked up my forearms/elbows too much.

I was able to use chains comfortably, though.

Reverse bands are fine, too.


#10

So basically what I'm hearing is the risk isn't worth the reward. Thanks for the feedback y'all.


#11

Rev band work is fine for ME work, regular band work just simply beats ya up.