Thanks Mr. Croxdale. I really want to see where this can go. Please note that I'm using primarily Weight plates on the machine and the bands are used as a secondary means of resistance. I'll keep you guys posted as this is something in depth that I'm going to undertake. Thanks again.Accommodating Resistance
Attaching Resistance band to a weighed bar has been around for a while.
As a Powerlifter, I've use this method since 1997.
It allows you to overload the muscle through a greater range of the movement with...Ascending Strength Curve Exercises
These are exercises such as: Squats, Pressing Movements, Deadlifts, Leg Press, etc.
With these exercises the resistance is harder in the bottom part of the movement and become easier the higher you move the bar.
Thus, by adding band to the bar, you are able to provide more overload through a greater range of the exercise.
Band don't work for...Descending Strength Curve Exercises
Lat Pulldowns, Bent Over Rows, Upright Rows, etc
Nor do band work for...Bell-Shaped Strength Curve Exercises
Triceps Pushdowns, Curls, etc.Take Home Message For Accommodating Resistance
1) Works ONLY for Ascending Strength Curve Exercises.
2) Does NOT work for Descending or Bell-Shaped Strength Curve Exericises.