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Modell's Sporting Goods
(617) 441-0050
170 Alewife Brook Parkway
Cambridge, MA
Hours
10:00AM - 9:00PM MONDAY - THURSDAY
9:00AM - 9:00PM FRIDAY - SATURDAY
10:00AM - 6:00PM SUNDAY

Modell's Sporting Goods
(781) 395-0100
640 Fellsway
Medford, MA
Hours
9:30AM - 9:30PM MONDAY - THURSDAY
9:00AM - 9:30PM FRIDAY - SATURDAY
10:00AM - 6:00PM SUNDAY

Sports Authority
(781) 935-5388
296 Mishawum Road
Woburn, MA
Services
Golf Day Shop, Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Ski-Snowboard Rentals & Jr. Season Lease, Ski-Snowboard/Bike Tech Shop, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Sports Authority
(781) 380-3380
250 Grossman Drive
Braintree, MA
Services
Golf Day Shop, Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Ski-Snowboard Jr. Season Lease, Ski-Snowboard/Bike Tech Shop, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Sports Authority
(978) 774-9400
Liberty Tree Mall, 100 Independence Way
Danvers, MA
Services
Golf Day Shop, Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Ski-Snowboard Jr. Season Lease, Ski-Snowboard/Bike Tech Shop, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Sports Authority
(617) 629-0102
133 Middlesex Avenue
Somerville, MA
Services
Golf Day Shop, Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Ski-Snowboard Jr. Season Lease, Ski-Snowboard/Bike Tech Shop, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Modell's Sporting Goods
(617) 965-4839
210 Needham Street
Newton, MA
Hours
9:30AM - 9:30PM MONDAY - THURSDAY
9:00AM - 9:30PM FRIDAY - SATURDAY
10:00AM - 7:00PM SUNDAY

Modell's Sporting Goods
(781) 233-8885
343 Broadway
Saugus, MA
Hours
10:00AM - 9:00PM MONDAY - THURSDAY
9:00AM - 9:00PM FRIDAY - SATURDAY
10:00AM - 6:00PM SUNDAY

Sports Authority
(508) 620-2271
Shopper's World, 1 Worcester Road
Framingham, MA
Services
Golf Day Shop, Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Ski-Snowboard Jr. Season Lease, Ski-Snowboard/Bike Tech Shop, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Modell's Sporting Goods
(508) 583-2959
Westgate Mall Plaza - Route 24 &Route 27
Brockton, MA
Hours
9:30AM - 9:00PM MONDAY - THURSDAY
9:00AM - 9:30PM FRIDAY - SATURDAY
10:00AM - 7:00PM SUNDAY

Hybrid Training

Hybrid Training
By Nick Nilsson - Review


Review by Rahul Alvares

I first started using exercise bands when I was training with a powerlifter Greg who was following the Louie Simmons’ Westside Barbell Club style of training. Greg was immensely strong (and built like most powerlifters with a fair amount of fat!) and he trained a lot with bands. The advantage of using bands he told me was that unlike regular weights they perfectly accomodated for the variable strength curve of every exercise.

Take for example if you are doing an overhead tricep extension with a dumbell. You will notice that your weakest point is somewhere when your arm is fully bent behind your neck and you are at your strongest when your arm is almost fully flexed overhead. Actually in lockout position you will notice that there is almost zero pressure on the tricep. This was an unavoidable drawback of using good ol’ iron, that is until Westside Barbell (and now Hybrid Training!) came into the picture!

Bands eliminate this disadvantage. Take the same tricep extension exercise but perform it with an exercise band. The band perfectly compensates for the variable strength curve by offering least resistance at your sticking point and most resistance at your strongest point. And at lockout the band is practically alive and tearing at your tricep!

Westside Barbell is basically a powerlifting routine focussing on a few basic compound exercises only and it was but natural that they should use bands for only a few exercises. (Actually they also use chains but let’s not get Nick Nillison started on that cause knowing him he’ll soon be torturing us with a book only on chain training!)

Hybrid Training is the bodybuiders solution to band training. And what a piece of work it is. A total of 40 exercises covering all the major muscles of the body,almost all of them using exercise bands. Most of them actually are a combination of regular weights, pulley cables, and, bands (I now finally understand why the title Hybrid Training!)

The best part about the exercises is that they are extremely home-gym friendly. Actually with just a few free weights, a power rack , and a pulley you can get by with most of the exercises all at home. This suits me just fine since I train in small sessions throughout the day and I can’t be bothered with using the car to get to the gym all the time (As an added advantage I consume less fossil fuel these days thus reducing the size of my carbon footprint on the planet. Talk about a butterfly effect!) Ok ok…I’ll stop with the environment lecture and get back to Hybrid Training!

Considering that the reader is going to find most of the exercises new, a lot of what I’ve mentioned in past reviews of Nick Nilsson’s other books also holds true (see Best Arm Exercises and Best Exercises You’ve Never Heard Of). In short, you might find some exercises unsuitable for you either...

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