how to Back Squat With Bands

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Back squats using bands are similar to the regular back squat but they also have the added benefit of accommodating resistance. As such they can be used for either improving maximum strength or explosive strength. When bands are used I tend to favor using slightly lighter weights and going for more explosive work. I find this plays more into the strengths that the bands offer.

technique tips

The technique for back squats with bands is exactly the same as regular back squats. However due to the resistance of the bands you will need to use a lower weight on the bar itself and you will also need to really concentrate on accelerating throughout the movement to overcome the increasing resistance provided by the bands as you near the top of the lift.

Alternative jump training exercises

Some good vertical jump training alternatives to the back squat with bands are:

Back Squat With Chains - chains are another great way to add accommodating resistance 

Barbell Back Squat - If you don't have access to bands don't stress. Regular barbell squats have gotten plenty of athletes strong.

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