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Deadlifting w/ Bands
« on: May 07, 2012, 09:06:35 AM »
As I've been working on my lockouts while deadlifting, I've been utilizing Bands.

Yesterday's Deadlift routine was this:
135x5 off a 3" high stand (I was on the stand, not the weight)
225x5 off the stand
315x5 off the stand

135x5 from the floor, w/ one band
225x5 from the floor, w/ one band
315x5 from the floor, w/ one band

135x5 from the floor, w/ two bands
225x5 from the floor, w/ two bands
315x1 from the floor, w/ two bands (fail)

Here's a youtube of the 225x5 2/ 2 bands
225lb x 5 w/ 2 bands


And here's the 315x1 fail.
315lb w/ double Bands.


Yes, I'm getting fat.  Time to start a Cut. :(
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Re: Deadlifting w/ Bands
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2012, 10:19:18 AM »
Band work is cool.

You're going to cut before a series of competitions???
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Re: Deadlifting w/ Bands
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2012, 10:31:42 AM »
I'm currently 225lbs.  So either I go whole hog and stay in the 242 class, or I cut down to get into the 220 class.  7 1/2 weeks, to cut 6 lbs. So it's not much of a cut.  Realistically I can just bump the cardio up a bit and the carbs down slightly and that should do it.

The bands do a number on my traps, and I really feel it at the top of the movement.  Especially the day and day after.
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Re: Deadlifting w/ Bands
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2012, 10:46:43 AM »
Oh...a mini-cut. :)

I've only used the bands a couple times. One of my coaching buddies suggested for my issues bands wouldn't help too much, but I still think they're cool. Is your main issue with deads at lockout? I'm thinking if you feel it in the traps, that would help a lot where you're trying to grind out that last inch to get your shoulders back.
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Re: Deadlifting w/ Bands
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2012, 12:26:14 PM »
That is exactly where my problem is.  The last 4-5 inches to lockout.  I've cleared my knees with heavy weight and then failed on the last few inches.  So, I've been piling on the rack pulls, and the band work.  Just wish I had more time to get in a full lifting session.
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