- RE:Building a Huge Upper Body: Part Four
- February 02, 2012 03:31 AM
yeah, with all the links laying on the ground at the bottom of the pull, the chain will get heavier as you pull yourself higher, pulling the chain up a link at a time with you, increasing the weight. that’s the whole point of using chains instead of just putting weights, since it adds a stimulus that changes in the middle of the lift, making it a little bit harder.
another great trick is to use some bands and hang kettlebells or plates off the end of the bar. i’ve heard this called the “bucking bronco” since the weights will kinda bounce around as you perform the lift. it can be a little dangerous, so you should use lighter weights, but it can really tax your stabilization muscles and make things interesting.