Gain Explosive Power with BAND Training

Adding bands to barbell training is another great way to develop both power and strength. Adding bands to your training is one of the best methods to develop bar speed and overcome sticking points. In this article we will discuss other applications of the Dynamic and Max Effort methods discussed in the chain series.

Training with Bands for Power

By John Gaglione

The last few weeks we discussed how chains can be applied to barbell and body weight exercises for both power and strength.

There are many applications to using bands when training. They can be used for a number of different exercises for building strength as well as for injury prevention. The bands we recommend for the applications used in this article can be purchased through Elite Fitness Systems. It is important when performing these advanced exercises to use a proper band to minimize any chance of injury. Using a lesser quality band can be very dangerous. Other good brands of bands include Iron Woody and Jump stretch. Continue reading “Gain Explosive Power with BAND Training”

Teaching Body Weight Exercises with Bands

Relative body weight strength is very important for athletes and is one of the best methods for developing strength. Unfortunately sometimes we run into athletes who cannot even perform a proper push up! We can use bands to help solve this problem.

Band Training Part 2: Regressing Body Weight Exercise

By John Gaglione

Relative body weight strength is very important for athletes as well as for overall health for the general population. Often times many athletes will start off and not be able to perform a proper pull up or even a proper push up. The crazy thing is sometimes even the BETTER athletes have poor relative body weight strength. Good athletes are very good at COMPENSATING in the sport if they have any short comings at all. Sometimes athletes and even trainers want to jump to the most ADVANCED progression like some of the chain loaded variations we discussed, but often times when athletes come to a trainer they are not ready for these progressions just yet. Continue reading “Teaching Body Weight Exercises with Bands”