Bench Banding

November 2nd, 2013 by Laura

To keep tightness on unrack
Brocksteins – loop band around the bar to pegs on back posts of cage and practice unracking

For a more stable base with the upper body and keeping lats active during bench
Bands around wrists

To engage glutes and core
Bands around knees

For leg drive
Bands looped through belt to feet. Video below. (Thank you to Euqinom for this tip)

When I am in off seasons or in lighter cycles, I seem to get a bit lazy with some technique elements. I won’t notice until I start working closer to my max. Adding band set ups periodically during those times (whether I think I need it or not) help me refresh and reinforce things I might not notice have slipped.