Resistance band chads assemble!

Resistance band chads assemble!

So clearly resistance bands add muscle and size (duh; resistance is added) but often more muscle is built in the eccentric phase, lowering of the weight, in which resistance bands are their easiest.

Ways to counteract this? I am gong to use resistance bands pretty much daily for the next month.

The fact you can use them anywhere, and how quick and easy they are, and will cause less joint stress in some ways overrides the whole process of going to a gym, putting weights on bars etc. And with actual weights, you might struggle with the concentric movement, lifting the weight, but once it is up there, might not be too heavy for the bicep, is the opposite of a resistance band. It is at its most heavy when you get to the bicep concentric movement.

Thoughts?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    why buy these scam bands when you could just use a towel?

    • 1 month ago
      Cecil "CHAD BALDWIN" Drake

      >literally in no way the same

      Buy an ad you chinkoid bum.

      >chinkoid bum

      Uhh.. I'm King Cecil. I have been here for 20 years. Before you were born. If you don't know me, you're a newbie. Simple as that.

      I think my post was too intellectual for the brainlets here. HURR CONCENTRIC WAT DAT MEEN DURR!!

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >literally in no way the same
        that's why they're better

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Buy an ad you chinkoid bum.

  3. 1 month ago
    Cecil "CHAD BALDWIN" Drake

    And lol. When this board was full of millenniums, discussions happened. Since we got old, and zoomers appeared. it's just full of shit. coomer threads, betas, and anger.

    I lived in the time of giants.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The years come and go and a new demographic comes up thinking they're going to make good gains with resistance bands.
    The stretched position is the most hypertrophic part of a lift. It's why they built big chests in the '70s before the pec deck machine using dumbbell flys even though there's no tension at the top.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Scooby uses resistance bands therefore I use them.
    I sadly fricked up one of my favorites by letting it in hang from a slightly warm radiator for a couple days. Deformed the band a little where it touched the metal, and now I'm scared it'll snap.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      A set of them is like $9 just get new ones

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Redpill me on resistance bands. I've been thinking on buying some and mixing them with adjustable dumbbells for a full body split at home.
    Only problem I see is if they snap then you could seriously frick your shit up.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      They're great mixed with free weights. I have a set similar to the OP picture, I hang them off a pullup bar and use them for lat pulldowns, face pulls, and tricep pushdowns. Good value at about $60. You don't need to worry about them snapping, just keep an eye on the rubber for wear and tear.

      Downside is they're not as good for lifting against gravity unless you really figure how to secure them near the floor, standing on them looks good in theory but is not comfortable. Oh and in some positions the heavy nylon straps will chafe your skin, I always have this problem with the tricep pushdowns, But it's a minor inconvenience.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I use them for pushups, dips, squats and good mornings by either standing on them or holding them with my hands, what's the problem with that?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I exercise at home and am usually barefoot, so I don't like the way the round bands feel, and prefer dumbbells or bar for push exercises. But if it works for you great.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Just wear socks or get a cheap gym shoe that you only use indoors, pumas got decent shoes for that.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Resistance is futile.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I use resist band when warming up for my rugby practice. It is really helpful to prevent/heal injuries especially rotator cuffs or other joints. For strength gains, not much but help you train stabilizers

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Been using these on business trips and they are great. Don't listen to the children, they don't know what they are talking about.

    I used them to get enough pull ups to be in a body building zone (8-20) and on business trips. If you have a pullup bar closeby, you can do a whole bunch of other things (sissy squats, pull aparts, etc..)

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    the only idea I have for mine is tying them to my pull up bar and doing face pulls, and I appreciate them for it but I feel like I could do more if I just knew worthwhile exercises

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Garbage resistance curve. Only useful for assistance.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    i like them for face pulls and laterals

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I prefer Bullworkers as a choice in isometric resistance work. Isochain is also recommendable if you are into that sort of training method.

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