Band Benching in the Heat

Bring on the cool.

Working the lockoutAs Edinburgh braces itself for this weekend's protest against poverty (in Africa, not here), I set about doing a spot of band benching. The heat was draining, and I decided to leave the scheduled tricep work until the cool of the evening.

In the meantime, here's a brief video (2MB, .wmv) showing my current band setup for the bench press.

Warmup: pushups

Bench press 2x20@40kg, 8x3@30kg+doubled blue bands (IronWoody)

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Band bench press setup

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Triceps, Triceps, Triceps.I'm well aware of my need to increase tricep strength. After a few sets of inclines, I decided to give the close-grip bench the low rep/high set treatment (video - 4MB, .wmv), which seemed to work well. Following this were a few sets of skull-crushers (I dropped the weight a little on these in favour of a strict and slow movement) and some band pushdowns - after this they were beginning to tire a little.
Band Push-Ups.Once again I found the workout split today. I managed to squeeze a little band work into 30 minutes this morning.
2005 : A Summary.

My take on lifting in 2005.

A New Routine - Sydney 2006.

Time for a bit of fine-tuning.

Assisted Clapping Push-Ups. Brilliant idea - Assisted Clapping Push-Ups.
Band Push-Ups : Part II.This evening's session was only a quick top up, as I spent most of it helping my flatmate sort out his bench form. Not that mine is anywhere near perfect - it's just easier to spot flaws when someone else is doing it.

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