Are you having a hard time performing chin-ups or dips? Use resistance bands ... simply
wrap the band around the pole on one end and your knee or foot on the other and voila!
Band-assisted chin-ups and dips are excellent for beginners, females, and/or over
weight individuals. The bands also act like an extra set of tendons/ligaments and are
great for those experiencing joint problems - in addition to the added security they offer,
the bottom range tends to be less stressful on the joints (particularly the shoulders) with
bands. Of course, you can alter the resistance by using different bands, or make the
exercise more challenging by slowing down the eccentric action and reducing the
plyometric effect. I learned this technique from the late Dr. Siff and have used it
successfully with my clients for many years. Visit my website for illustrations.
About The Author
John Paul Catanzaro is a certified kinesiologist and professional fitness and lifestyle
consultant with a specialized honours Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and
Health Science. He owns and operates a private gym in Toronto, Ontario providing
training and nutritional consulting services. For additional information, visit his website at
http://www.BodyEssence.ca or call 416-292-4356.
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