Shorten the band
One drawback of resistance band training is the low resistance at the start of many
movements. What to do ?
1. Use shorter bands
If you can afford them, shorter bands (e.g. 37" bands by Serious Steel) can be useful
for exercises like the seated row or chest exercises.
2. Wrap the band
If you only need to shorten the band a bit, you can wrap it around the bar or anchor.
Masochists wrap it around their feet.
3. Pull up the band in the middle
A standard length band will be too long for trap bar squats, and not give much
resistance at the start of the movement.
With the band box, pull up the band in the middle:
Use the block included with the band box, a scrap piece of 2x4 or similar.
For a quick setup, follow these steps:
- Set the box on the side.
- Place the band on the floor.
- Flip the box back down.
- Insert the handles at the band ends.
- Pull up the band in the middle, insert the wood block. The band will be centered
in the process.
- Ready to train !
4. Take up band length
For the one arm row, select a suitable pin location so the handle gets pulled to the
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