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Using Chains for Strength and Conditioning

Berning, Joseph M. PhD, CSCS; Coker, Cheryl A. PhD; Adams, Kent J. PhD, CSCS
Strength & Conditioning Journal: October 2004
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To maximize gains in size, speed, and strength, coaches may utilize alternative methods of training. Anecdotal evidence exists suggesting the effectiveness of chains as a resistance training modality. This article discusses that evidence as well as practical methods of incorporating chains in a resistance training program.

Joseph M. Berning is Assistant Professor of Exercise Physiology at New Mexico State University.

Cheryl A. Coker is Associate Professor of Biomechanics and Motor Learning at New Mexico State University.

Kent J. Adams is Associate Professor of Exercise Physiology at the University of Louisville.

© 2004 National Strength and Conditioning Association