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Dave Tate knows strength. Dave's been "Accommodating resistance elitefts bench" and training under Louie Simmons of Westside Barbell fame for over 10 years and has consulted thousands of athletes throughout the world. Dave is quick to point out that he's not a bodybuilder and therefore doesn't train bodybuilders.

He's a powerlifter and a specialist in developing maximal strength. Despite this powerlifting emphasis, the average guy under his tutelage puts on 30 to 40 pounds in the first year. In Dave's last article he taught you the art of box squatting. This time he'll introduce you to another Westside favorite, the use of bands and chains while benching and squatting. A word of caution, though.

This is an extremely advanced method of training and should only be used by those who are familiar with Westside methodology. I should add, too, that the methods outlined below are also very complicated. However, at the very least, they'll open your mind to different, unconventional methods that may also have some application to bodybuilding as opposed to just powerlifting.

If you were to ask me what advancement Accommodating resistance elitefts bench made the greatest impact on our training at Westside Barbell in the past five years, I'd have to say accommodating resistance. Before I get into the specifics behind this type of training let me step back in time.

When I arrived at Westside I found out very quickly that this was cutting edge training. I was introduced to box squatting, Zercher squats, Paul Dicks presses and many other exercises I'd never seen or even heard about before.

We even had to make up our own names for some exercises since we'd never seen them before. The name didn't matter; what mattered was if it worked or not.

I've seen "Accommodating resistance elitefts bench" of the strangest things created using cables, boxes, benches, rings, dumbbell bars, you name it. When you train in a 20' X 40' gym you have to get creative.

Some of these movements have had dramatic effects on our strength. The key has always been matching up the right movements with the individual sticking points. When I came to Westside there were only three pound squatters. A few other guys joined the club in the following few years; their progress was slow but steady.

Then Louie introduced the chains. I liked the idea of attaching chains to the bar, so me and Joe Amato decided to give it a try for our next meet. Accommodating resistance elitefts bench

We cycled the chains on our dynamic day for eight weeks. We both put 60 pounds on our squats and became the next two to join the pound club. At this point we knew we'd found something. The chains were introduced to the rest of the gym and within the next year we had another six guys in the s. Not only were the chains working for the squats, but all of our benches were going through the roof as well! We were always used to slow, steady gains, but were now seeing dramatic increases in a very short time.

A pound bench soon became a joke. Then about three years ago, Louie asked me Accommodating resistance elitefts bench go to a basketball conference with him to check out some bands.

I thought at the time he was talking about some type of surgical tubing like aerobic instructors use. I told him I thought it was a waste of time but went along any way, you know, so he wouldn't kick my ass.

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When we arrived at the conference, we found the vendor booth Accommodating resistance elitefts bench the bands, which were being demonstrated for flexibility training. I now thought Louie was going to Accommodating resistance elitefts bench flexibility into our training. I went through some of the movements and was instructed to wrap the band around my back and perform some bench presses.

The tension of the big bands was pretty strong and I began to feel it in my triceps after a few reps. Louie bought a bag full of bands and we were on our way. While driving back to the gym I asked him what he was planning to do with them. I figured he'd say something in regard to flexibility training or partner assisted exercises.

I wasn't prepared for what he did say. He told me he wanted to attach them to weighted barbells, an idea suggested to him by Dave Williams of Liberty University. I thought we were going to be flirting with disaster and didn't want any part of it.

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