Olympic lifting has never received mainstream recognition. Feared and revered it’s thought to be a specialist training protocol of the giant iron monsters that used to dwell being the Iron Curtain. But studies show embracing this ancient practice could be the best thing you do in your training this year.
Resistance bands could be the most valuable tool you have in your S&C armoury. An age old training aid they even featured in Professor Yuri Verkhoshansky’s book entitled ‘Fundamentals of Special Strength-Training in Sport” (1997), a book that’s still widely used by fitness experts today. But what are they? How do you use them? And how can they help you improve in the gym? Hopefully this article serves to explain all the basics and some of the more advanced applications of resistance band training.