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Darkstar612
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09-20-20 02:15 PM - Post#902592    



I’m sorry if this has been asked. I’ve loved the easy strength program, but with COVID and the gyms closed I’ve had to use alternate methods such as resistance bands. Has anyone used easy strength with resistance bands?

Thanks
 
Dan John
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09-21-20 09:38 AM - Post#902622    



I don't know of anyone, but RBs have a lot of value in teaching nice movement.
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padddleperson
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09-21-20 12:47 PM - Post#902629    



a couple years ago i was heavily researching band exercises and found a strandpulling forum where there were a bunch of guys who did a 6 day a week routine of 1 set per exercise for 20 reps..once 20 was easy you moved up. One guy i think had been doing it for 30-35 years or something crazy. I think the benefits are bands are almost universally great for the joints compared to weights...though i think there are a couple exercises that isn't true.

They would get their workouts done in 15-20 minutes. I think the routines would have some of those old style band exercises but basically a full body routine with 8-12 exercises, 1 set each. Minimal to no rest. Try to group exercises so you don't have to switch bands that much. Kind of easy strength-ish..
 
Darkstar612
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09-21-20 11:11 PM - Post#902650    



Interesting thing is I’ve just started doing the 1 x 20 routine myself. Adding TUT makes it pretty effective. Thanks for the reply!
 
Darkstar612
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09-21-20 11:12 PM - Post#902651    



Thanks for the reply Dan! Much appreciated
 
Dan John
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09-22-20 09:48 AM - Post#902662    



John McKean has a couple articles on RBs...doing Heavy Hands too...but I just don't know how this would work.

I'm thinking about it.
Daniel John
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Balance work, rest, play and pray (enjoy beauty and solitude)
Sleep soundly. Drink Water. Eat veggies and protein. Walk.
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Put weights overhead. Pick weights off the floor. Carry weights.
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iPood
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09-22-20 09:58 AM - Post#902663    



  • Dan John Said:
John McKean has a couple articles on RBs...doing Heavy Hands too...but I just don't know how this would work.

I'm thinking about it.



How about using your max rep number as a metric?

For instance, if you can do, say, eight band presses, doing Easy Band Strength you should do no more than five or six reps total.
"I think we often spend too much time focusing on max fitness
and not nearly enough on maintaining our minimums.
It seems we need to think sustainable rather than obtainable.
Meaning whatever we do today, we can do it again tomorrow.
Never taking so much from ourselves that we can't."

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AAnnunz
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09-22-20 10:14 AM - Post#902665    



I used bands for EES but only as accommodating resistance with a barbell. Never considered bands alone for the program. However, if you have a full set of mini, light, medium, and heavy bands, I don't see why you couldn't put something similar together.
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Ricky01
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Easy strength and bands
09-22-20 11:01 AM - Post#902667    



I have used bands for most of my strength work during lockdown.

I have mini bands- light, medium, heavy and extra heavy.
I also have large looped bands....level 1, 3 and 4 - I am sure you could pull a car with level 4. I have a goal.of being able to perform pushups for 5-3-2 with it.

Richard

Edited by Ricky01 on 09-22-20 11:37 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.
 
padddleperson
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09-22-20 11:31 AM - Post#902673    



I think a great long term Easy strength-ish plan would be 4-8 weeks of a daily bands routine, then 4 -8 weeks of a daily isometrics routine. Repeat forever.

You could take a wide board, put 2x4 runners under it and you could use it as a isometric base with eyehook/chain and bar and then use the same bar and base without the chain and eye hook for band deadlifts and lots of other lifts. (like the ridiculously priced x3).
 
Darkstar612
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09-22-20 11:48 PM - Post#902693    



Thanks for the info everyone. I’m going to play around with some stuff and get this to work.

Thanks again,
Todd
 
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