Blast from the Past : Bands


Band resisted chin-up
Band resisted chin-ups.
Over the past four years this site's amassed an enormous amount of content. To help you find the highlights, I'll be taking a wander through the archives each Sunday.
This week - Bands.

I love training with resistance bands. They're the ultimate combination of a versatile training tool and a way of modifying existing exercises. Superb.

To highlight the beauty of the humble band, here are a few nuggets from the archives :


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NB : For a complete list of everything we use and recommend, swing by the reviews area. And of course the Straight to the Bar Store. It's all in there.

To learn how to put it to work, swing by the Guides area.



Scott Andrew Bird

Scott Andrew Bird is a writer, photographer and a guy who just loves this stuff. He's been at home in front of a computer for more years than he cares to remember (OK, 34) and is now making amends for years of many mistakes noted in the De-constructing Computer Guy articles (part 2) on T-Nation.

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Muscle-Up Progressions.

Time for your first.

Band Resisted Chin-Ups.I noticed this exercise (well, the pull-up version) featured as the 'Exercise of the week' in the current EliteFTS newsletter. The first couple of reps was enough to ensure I was hooked.
Pack Light, Train Hard.

How to get your sweat on when you're on the road.

Mixed Combat Conditioning Footage.

Time to add a few more cards to that muscled sleeve of yours?

70 of the Best : 7 Years of Straight to the Bar.

This site - Straight to the Bar - has been around for an incredible 7 years (the first post was on Jan 17th, 2004), and to say I'm grateful is a gross understatement.

Thank you.



Of course, if you enjoyed these, I'd highly recommend grabbing the Strength & Fitness Newsletter. Delivered weekly, and absolutely free.

(there's also a Daily Update, if you're looking for an even larger dose of training-related goodness.)

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Look forward to hearing from you.


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