Gradually Tension Increased
Many may ask what’s the difference between adding chains to a lift rather than just slapping on another plate on the barbell. Well, the inclusion of chains during a workout means a gradual increase of resistance. For most lifts the hardest part is the top third of the exercise. Simply put, the chains will effect your lift the most on the way up rather than on the descending end. It forces the user to push or pull harder at the apex of the lift. When the chains descend and hit the floor the added tension is released – only to be increased once more on the next attempt. This will specifically aide your strength improvements.