[quote]Christian Thibaudeau wrote:
Not sure if this is a moronic question, but have you ever experimented with High Pulls with Chains, CT?
I replaced the Slight Decline Bench Press with Weighted Push-Ups (I use chains) and thought of why not use these chains for the high pulls. But it didn’t work at all. LOL The entire lifitng dynamics were altered for the worse.[/quote]
It’s a VERY dumb idea. But I do not blame you for trying since I tried it myself about 10 years ago. The problem is that with high pulls 90% of the work is when you launch the bar up when it’s at hips level. When the bar is travelling from the abdomen up to chest height, the bar is travelling mostly due to the imparted momentum, not because you are actually pulling on the bar.
The chains simply kill that momentum and add resistance when there is little muscle action.[/quote]
Thank you! Seems like both you and I like to experiment a lot. Some things we do may be very dumb. But there is no other way to progress beyond what is commonly known and done. This is why I respect you, CT, because you take the old-school mentality into this generation.