How To Set Up Chains

Lifting with Chains

Learn how to blast through your sticking points on the squat, bench press and deadlift with the use of chains.

So why use chains? How do they help work through the sticking points? Well, first let’s consider why the top of a squat is so much easier than the deepest point of the squat. It’s because of physics – by the time you get to the top, you have less moment force to overcome.

By adding chains to the bar, you can work the entire strength curve, so that for example, at the top of the squat, the bar weighs 450lb and at the bottom it weighs only 315lb.

How to Set Up Chains

In the video above, Coop from Garage Gym Reviews walks through a step by step tutorial on how to set up chains for the squat, bench press and deadlift.

Programming with Chains

Using chains while lifting is an advanced technique and should only be incorporated past the intermediate level of programming.


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