I see a lot of talk about how useful bands and chains are for increasing strength. The only problem, is that the gym i train in doesn't have either, and I could buy them, but am not sure if my gym will give me crap for bringing my own equipement.
Ive been reading some of CW's articles about lifting with speed, or at least attempting to lift with speed if the load is heavier. Basically in doing so, you'll recruit more motor units than if you were not "trying as hard" and thus build more strength. Would this technique have a similar effect as training with bands/chains.
Say i was squatting with 200lbs and this weight allowed me to do 5 reps of full range of motion. The bottom portion of the lift may be my weakest point, and since you can only lift the weight that your equal to your weakest point, every other portion of the range would be lighter than optimal weight.
Now I could use bands, so that as I got higher in the squat the resistance increased, thus training with more "optimal" resistance.
I could stick with the 200lbs, or even a bit less, and focus on lifting fast as CW mentions.
Will this be a good substitute for bands/chains, or not?