Recently I’ve been looking into lifting with bands. I see some pretty top notch coaches and athletes using them, so I think its reasonably acceptable that bands are a good tool to incorporate into anyones training.
My goals are simple and like just about everyone else here. Get stronger, run faster, jump higher, be more explosive and powerful.
So my question is twofold.
Anyone here use bands now or in the past? Has it helped? What tips or advice would you have? What are the best lifts to use them with? Where’s the best place to buy them?
How did you set everything up? I’ve seen power racks that have extensions off the bottom which are basically just rods (like safety bars) that extend perpendicular to the base which are perfect…except I’ve already bought a rack for my place. I’m curious as to what methods are used to anchor the bands. I’ve read that many just throw them under a couple 100lb db’s, so I’m starting to lean towards that.
This site has some decent info and I was thinking about buying a 3-pack from it.
Although I’m a poor college kid, Im open to suggestions that may cost a bit more. When it comes to quality nutrition and training equipment, it’s worth it.