Ok day one of testing out my new little toys. They will include Iron Woody bands and kettle grip. Also a reverse hyper I made that attaches to the low pulley on my rack (this also converts to a bunk bed. LOL seriously). Just trying to spice stuff up a bit. LOL
Today I did speed work with the bands and gotta say this will be a HUGE help in my opinion. Speed I feel is a limiting weak point right now in my training and I feel these will be effective at bring that point up.
You are able to really explode on the movements and then as you reach the top instead of having the momentum that pulls on you, the bands kill that and allow for a quick decent and repeat.
For example with squats this led to being able to explode out of the bottom with the power and speed one would if doing a high jump or jump squats. Not only did the resistance increase as you went up and into your stronger areas of the ROM, you also didn?t have to worry about leaving that ground and having to reset form, or land wrong with a load on your back. The bands once again killed the momentum and had enough resistance to keep you firmly planted even after excerpting maximum speed and strength.
Other things did today were: bench. This was great as, the bands gave a whole new feel and I think lead to a greater recruitment of the stabilizers, as well as the positives mentioned above with the squats.
I also in one of my creative moments noticed I was able to hook the bands up to my plate loaded high low pulley machine. This allowed me to be able to do various speed pulling movements without the plate flying up in the air upon reaching the end of the motion. Pretty sweet.
So far I am stoked to try this stuff out over the next week and start my new training cycle using them.
Up next will be heavy work with the bands and some kettle bell stuff. That and nailing the proper loads and fine tuning my homemade creation. LOL
I’ll also try and get pics of some of this stuff if anyone is interested.