Friday 170728

Take 15 minutes to establish a heavy single shoulder press

Then, every 2 minutes x 7 rounds:
3 Banded push press @ 75% of heaviest shoulder press

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Jared slamming some bars!

Jared slamming some bars!


You notice we are using resistance bands in the workout today, but do you know why?  Nope, not just to mess up your world, there is a method to our madness.  Here are some take outs from an article explaining why we would incorporate resistance bands to our trianing.  You can see the full article here.

One of the many ways strength athletes can increase their power and force production under the bar is with the use of resistance bands. Bands are an awesome modality to incorporate in programming when you find a lift lagging in various areas.

The areas of your lift that are lagging will influence how you can utilize resistance bands (accommodated resistance) to produce benefit. For this article, we’ll discuss three typical reasons to use bands for a lagging lift.

  • Sticking Point Issues
  • Eccentric/Concentric Control Work
  • Power Production

All of these points will have areas of overlap, because more often than not, when one of these is lagging, then the others are also contributing factors. This article will discuss why you can use resistance bands, what science suggests about bands, who should use them, how to use them, and where to find them.

Why Resistance Bands?

The utilization of resistance bands is often a go-to for coaches trying to improve their athlete’s movement velocity, strength, force production, and all around power output. Bands are great for adding an additional challenge in compound movements such as the squat, bench press, and sometimes deadlift. Can they be used for smaller lifts? Of course, but these are the big three you’ll often see them used for.

A resistance band adds a level of resistance that normal weight can’t typically provide. The added resistance from the band increases tension through both the eccentric and concentric portion of lifts, but accentuates in the completion of the concentric portion of movements. This in return, will require athletes to recruit increased musculature/motor neurons normal weight may not facilitate.


CELL CYLCLE Fundraiser – THIS SUNDAY @ 10am and 11am!! Classes are open to EVERYONE, so invite friends.  Donations can be made at that time and Whole Foods will be here with tasty snack and drinks at 11am.  It is a fun workout, so come and show you support.

-VERVE BRO-DOWN – Sunday, August 20th!  Find you bro buddy and sign up on the Square system at the front of the gym.

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