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Progressive Resistance Weightlifter's Chain

(Variable Resistance Powerlifting Chain)

Mobile Version

1/2"  

Sets of 5ft, 6ft and 7ft chains
weights from 31 to 41 lbs

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Item 9-025

5/8"

Sets of 5ft, 6ft and 7ft chains
weights from 45 to 60 lbs

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Item 9-027

3/4"

Set of 5 ft chains
weight-60 lbs

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Item 9-029


(NEW!  9-027-REP replacement/addon chain available)

Connecting (small) chains slide over the ends of the bar. As you lift, the weight of the chain progressively increases as more and more chain lifts off the floor.  The weight you are lifting progressively becomes heavier, providing maximum muscular stimulation throughout the entire range of motion

 

Zinc Plated for Rust Resistance

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A "set" consists of two large chains, two small connecting chains and two quick links.

You get added versatility with two extra long, 3/16 x 72" attaching chains. The extra length allows you to adjust up to a full standing length of 8 feet or adjust as short as you prefer.  The attaching chain goes thru any link in the larger chain and connects to form a complete loop that slips over the ends of the bar. 

 

 

  

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Easy set up change between bench press and dead lifts

 

Thread the attaching chain through the end link for standing lifts or in the middle of the chain (pictured) to shorten the assembly for incline or bench press.

    

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Connecting (small) chains slide over the ends of the bar. As you lift, the weight of the chain progressively increases as more and more chain lifts off the floor.  The weight you are lifting progressively becomes heavier, providing maximum muscular stimulation throughout the entire range of motion 

We do not carry clamping collars - besides being stupidly expensive, they defeat the purpose of progressive resistance.  From Louie Simmons "Attach the chains to the bar with a lightweight chain to adjust where the heavy chain will leave the floor and contribute to the weight on the bar."  He suggests that half the chain should be on the floor when racked and, as you lift, the load of the chain gets heavier as it coils off the floor until all the chain is off the floor at full extension. Using a clamping collar will take all five feet of chain off the ground when racked thus no progression.

What do I need?

If you bench press this weight:

chain wt

order this combination

   Under 200lbs bench -  20-30 lbs  31 lb
   200-400lbs bench - 

40-50 lbs 

41 lb or
45 lb or
53 lb

   400-500lbs bench - 

80-90 lbs

(2) 45 lb or
31 lb
plus 53 lb or
36 lb
plus 53 lb

   500+ bench - 

80-90 lbs

 

(2) 45 lb or
31 lb
plus 53 lb or
36 lb
plus 53 lb

 

If you squat this weight:

chain wt

order this combination

   Under 200lbs squat - 

40-50 lbs 

41 lb or
45 lb
or
53 lb
   200-400lbs squat - 

50-60 lbs 

45 lb or
53 lb
or
60 lb A or B
   400-500lbs squat - 

60-70 lbs

 
60 lb or
(2) 31 lb or
(2) 36 lb
   500-600lbs squat - 

80-90 lbs

 

(2) 45 lb or
31 lb
plus 53 lb or
36 lb
plus 53 lb

   600-700+lbs squat - 
90-100 lbs
 
(2) 45 lb or
45 lb
plus 53 lb
   800+ squat - 
120 -140 lbs
 
(2) 60 lb A or B or
(3) 45 lb

 

Helpful Chaining Links

(in no particular order)

Chain Reaction: Accommodating Leverages by Louie Simmons

Researching Resistance by Louie Simmons

Chains and Bands by Louie Simmons

Conjugate 3x3???? (well, sorta’) by Wade Hanna

The Squat Workout by Louie Simmons

What a Gym Really Needs by Louie Simmons

Squat Training - Westside Style by Dave Tate, CSCS

Deepsquatter's Random Thoughts

 

 

 

 

 
 

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