How to Deadlift with Bands

How to Deadlift with Bands


Alright this video is on banded deadlifts.
Thereís actually two specific things that are going to happen in the video; banded deadlifts
and the way I do the deadlift. I do what I call rip and go deadlifts. Meaning:
rip it off the floor and keep going. It doesnít matter what weight is on the bar, whether
youíre doing max weight or youíre doing speed repsÖrip and go.
I donít do straight powerlifting deadlifts. I donít like to get down there, get strapped
in, get set up, and then go. I just stand above the bar where Iím at,
get my feet set, and literally just from my standing position drop down, grab the bar,
and immediately go up. It makes use of the entire body. It creates
a nice stretch reflex in the entire body structure. Itís my preferred method and builds a lot
of power, and has helped me rehabilitate quite a few previous issues with my back.
As far as banded deadlift, the bands that I use, always ñ I donít use any other brand
ñ are the eliteFTS bands. If anybody wants to know where to go get them
you can message me or whatever and Iíll tell you where to go get them. I use all their
bands. These are the short red mini bands. These
things literally cost less than ten buck for two of them and it can completely change your
training. As far as using them for deadlifts, all youíll
do is put them on the bar before you even put plates on.
Whenever youíre getting ready to do it I justÖwhatever my stance is going to be, this
is more suited for a conventional deadlift, not sumo.
For sumo deadlift you can just set it up a different way in a squat rack, or on an actual
platform that has hooks for the bands. But for conventional deadlift I actually go
a bit closer than that, I use my weight over bar stance that I use for the Highland Games.
So what youíll do youíll put the band on your foot; youíre going to stand on the band.
Youíre actually going to put it in the middle of your foot.
Do not get to far up on the toes, and donít get too far back on the heel. Right in the
middle. Do the same on the other side, then Iím going
to position my feet so everything is ready to go.
The way this bar is ñ this is an Olympic lifting bar ñ so actually put them on the
smooth part where the texture starts. These are going to be right over where my
feet are. So to actually execute the rip and go deadlift,
all Iím going to do is drop straight down. I will use an alternating grip. You can use
overhand if you like, but I like to use alternating because I never use straps on this.
So I get in my position, make sure the bar is correct, drop down in one motion, and goÖand
stand straight up as quick as possible. And then Iíll lower it. Do not let go of
the deadlift bar while you have bands on it. Thatís not a smart thing to do.
Reposition the bar again, make sure my feet are correct. Relax.
On the way down is when I set my core, trying to maximize my intra-abdominal pressure. If
you use a belt, of course, it helps to maximize that intra-abdominal pressure.
Rip and go deadlifts, and banded deadlifts. As far as using them in a program; this is
best discussed at length, however, you do not want to use bands all the time or more
than a couple of times in a three week period unless youíve been training for a very long
time. These accumulate a lot of overall fatigue;
central nervous system wise and muscular wise, and youíre entire body structure really.
This is something that should be used strictly as an advanced technique or something later
in your program to increase volume and intensity based off wherever you are in maybe a season
if youíre doing athletics or sports or something like that, or youíre trying to maximize your
strength in one area or another.

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