View Full Version : bands for pull down?
03-10-2005, 06:31 PM
I want to do wide grip pull downs, I train at home and do not have any pully type systems.
I tried 2 bands (#3) folded over a wooden dowel suspended from the ceiling and a woodel dowel at the bottom of the bands to use as a handle to pull down.
Does this sound ok?
03-10-2005, 07:53 PM
if it worked it sounds real good.
03-10-2005, 07:59 PM
It seemed effective, I guess I can add bands to progress on this exercise.
03-10-2005, 08:20 PM
progress not perfection mate.
if there is resistance there its working.
03-10-2005, 08:33 PM
I do band pull-downs frequently. I do them AFTER rowing though, so I don't need as much resistance. They are a wonderful movement an provide a lot better resistance curve than a pully does.
03-10-2005, 09:18 PM
So it should work fine as a rotation from doing a weighted pull up.
03-10-2005, 09:41 PM
03-11-2005, 02:51 AM
Me too, I don't have a pulley, so all of my pulldowns are bands and they work fine.
03-16-2005, 01:04 PM
I've started doing band pull downs to change it up also. I really like the additional tension it gives you at the bottom of the movement, as compared to a standard pulldown on a machine where its progressively easier to finish off the movement. I'd definetly tell you to keep doing them!
03-16-2005, 05:34 PM
thanks for the feedback guys,
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