Swiss bar without chains?

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    Jay Maly
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    Hey!

    I have my own Swiss bar and have Been experimenting with using it for tricep development for the incline and flat position.

    Only thing is I don’t have chains. I live in the UK and have no idea how to get them

    I can also see how they would really emphasise that top position where the triceps really have to work.

    Would you recommend attaching a band on each end before the plates and having the band tension underneath the fixed bench?

    #16794
    Anonymous
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    Hey! I have my own Swiss bar and have Been experimenting with using it for tricep development for the incline and flat position. Only thing is I don’t have chains. I live in the UK and have no idea how to get them I can also see how they would really emphasise that top position where the triceps really have to work. Would you recommend attaching a band on each end before the plates and having the band tension underneath the fixed bench?

    This isn’t probably what you want to hear but this is just my opinion. And firstly let me just say that I have nothing against someone using bands or chains or slingshot, squat suit and who knows what but…

    I really don’t think you NECESSARILY need them. And by needing I mean achieving your goals without them. If you have access to them then by no means use them but to be honest I’d be very dubious if that was the biggest factor holding you back.

    Now that’s out of the way and sorry for the rant, about the bands.

    Yes you can use them as a substitute…but, my problem with them is that they are bothersome and time consuming and you need to be very careful with set up to make sure each side has equal resistance, and then calculating the resistance and so on…and just thinking of going through that every single time…not for me personally.

    #16799
    Daniel Laws
    Participant

    hardware store will fix you up. I took a scale to the hardware store, ask them to cut off a section, weighed it and then had them cut off several more of the same length. I think it is 00gauge links and was about $120usd. they sell the D rings usually too. I bought mine before I knew about the daisy chain so I bought a couple smaller/longer chains and smaller D rings to use when hanging the bigger chains. the daisy chain looks much more simple though.

    Dlaws1

    #16832
    Joe
    Keymaster

    Hey!

    I have my own Swiss bar and have Been experimenting with using it for tricep development for the incline and flat position.

    Only thing is I don’t have chains. I live in the UK and have no idea how to get them

    I can also see how they would really emphasise that top position where the triceps really have to work.

    Would you recommend attaching a band on each end before the plates and having the band tension underneath the fixed bench?

    Yes. Bands are a good substitute. Take a session to take some time to figure how to attach them, then it will be quick every time after that. Or the advice above is good as well. Hardware store, search for them online. I got some from EliteFTS (I believe they have a UK warehouse), and some from amazon as well

    #16840
    Jay Maly
    Participant

    Excellent! Thanks for the advice. Will search up

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