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4/6/2014 8:43:51 PM - Joe
Hi Mark,

Thank you for all the programming options you gave me for implementing the SS Yoke Bar into my 5/3/1 cycles. I am working on Option 1 currently, and am loving the bar. My shoulders and elbows appreciate the break haha.

My question today involves setting up bands/tension for my lifts. I have a full set of Onyx bands that I have yet to use. I tried doing some banded SS Yoke Bar good mornings off the low band pegs on my 3x3 rack, using a light tension, full length band, but I felt like there was too much "play" between the band and bar, and not enough tension. I looped the band around a peg on the left side, and then around the bar, then repeated with another band on the right side.

Is there a specific way to affix bands to bars? I tried looking for video tutorials or even explanations on how to set up bands for various lifts on the site, and was unable to find anything. I figured since you are the Education Guy for Elite, you might be able to help me out ;)

Any assistance you can offer, as always, is very much appreciated!

Thank You,



Thank you my man. I am glad it is working out for you. Let me know if there is anything else I can help with in terms of programming.

The best way to adjust the tension using the band pegs is to....

1. Loop the end of the band around one of the band pegs.

2. Take the entire band underneath the other band peg on the same side.

3. Then wrap the band around the bar.

You can adjust how much tension is on the band based on the distance between the two pegs.

Let me know if that doesn't make sense. If you were to have a rack without the band-peg system, then there is some other things you could do.

Keep me updated on your progress, Joe and let me know if you need anything.

No slack in those bands,
Mark Watts

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