Band Assistance (for Pull-Ups, Dips & Push-Ups)

Beautiful things.

This past weekend I was showing someone here how to perform Band-Assisted Pull-Ups. If you'd like to give them a try yourself - and if pull-ups are currently just out of reach, they really do help - Ross Enamait demonstrates the procedure here. Nice one.

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Setting Up A Home Gym.

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Spicing Up Your Workout.

Sometimes you need to shake things up.

Quick DE workout.After a few days of feeling somewhat ordinary it was great to get under the bar once again - no matter how briefly. Following the first part of last week's brief session I warmed up with a couple of sets...
Suspended Band Push-ups.Keep it Steady.I awoke this morning with the idea of doing suspended band push-ups - this afternoon I decided to try them out.
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.

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