I currently don’t have access to bands or chains. How do I modify the sets that suggest using reverse bands in the pre-contest cycle?
Thanks for any help.
If you plan on doing a pre- contest cycle, you’re going to want to have bands or chains. The reason being is that the way the program is set up so you gradually up the weight on the bar. The reverse band takes just enough off of the weight so that you can feel it, but it’s easier than it would be as just straight weight. It’s a confidence booster. It’s also an in between weight before doing it straight weight the next week. You really can’t get an overload at the top without some kind of contrast. I would recommend biting the bullet and ordering a set of bands. They’re easy to find and reasonably priced. Even if you buy a set of mini bands and use them, it would be better than just doing straight weight for the duration of meet prep.