Cheers Jay, Yeah i'm cool with the whole motor unit recruitment and hypertrophy thing but thanks for clearing it up.
I'll give that a try when I get back to my proper gym (i'm doing some work in a commercial "gym" at the moment and it blows but can't say no to the money) where there are some bands. Might give it a go with DB presses as well, see how that works, band around the middle the DB maybe? i'm not sure if it'll work but i'll give it a try.
On the BB press I'm thinking they'll be a decent weight on the eccentric phase as well? I'm a bit weary of eccentric loading coming up to the rugby season because it's a bitch when I have 4 rugby trainings a week on top of all my own and client gym sessions and I'm getting heaps of DOMS from eccentric work. If you got any tips to avoid that it'd be great as well.
I'm pretty much here to learn as much as I can. It's how i'm going to become a better lifter and a better coach.