If you want to develop speed, strength and power
on your Squats, you must try squatting against chains.
It’ll make you stronger out of the hole AND at lockout.
The Chains work by accomodating resistance, meaning
that as you lower the bar into the hole the weight gets
lighter (as the heavy chain ends up on the floor). Then,
as you drive the bar out of the hole all the way to lockout,
the weight gets heavier (as the heavy chain ends up in
Chains are an awesome way for Powerlifters, strength
enthusiasts and serious athletes to increase their
strength, speed and power. So if you fall into one of
those categories (and I’d bet my last dollar that you do),
you must start using chains in your strength training.
The results are mind-blowing.
Chains can be used whilst you do speed work, max effort work and repetition work.
For more info on how to correctly use chains on your
Squat AND your Bench and Deadlift, check out my
book, Bands And Chains. Just click the image below
to do so:
Deadlifting with chains you will improve your starting
strength and your LOCKOUT POWER.
Chains accomodate resistance, making the weight heavier at lockout, and lighter when the bar is on the
floor at the start of your Deadlift.
You DO NOT need a loading chain in order to Deadlift
against chain. Instead, you can just drape the chains
over the bar (as you’ll see in the video).
Chains are a great tool for any powerlifter, strength
enthusiast and athlete who requires more speed, strength and power (so if this sounds like you, then I
highly recommend that you incorporate them into your
One thing to watch out for when Deadlifting with chains
is to make sure that the chain is directly under the bar
or placed slightly back towards you at the start.
You do not want the chain in front of the bar because
it will pull you forwards as you lift, which is both dangerous
Experiment with the chains and let me know how you get
Here is my current Deadlift training plan:
Week 1: 60% x 3 doubles (against 20kg of chain)
Week 2: 65% x 3 doubles (against 20kg of chain)
Week 3: 70% x 3 doubles (against 20kg of chain)
Week 4: Work up to a heavy single, then do a heavy
partial (from around knee height)
Feel free to copy my training routine and get your
Deadlift going UP!