It's been years since I've dragged the chains out and put them on a barbell. One set of chains add about 40lbs at the top and, with the connector chain, de-load completely at the bottom. The nice thing about chains is that they force you to tighten up at the top (where a lot of people tend to be a little loose when using lighter weights) and, unlike bands, don't lock you into a particular groove.
I felt like I should add something for the chains, but I don't want anyone thinking I'm nickle and diming my way to a million. So, for calculating volume, I've decided to count it as 20lbs/set of chains.
14, 520lbs on the day. 152,455lbs so far.
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