I worked out with some guys at my gym last night that introduced me to wearing a band just above the elbows (on the humerus) Below is a picture that partially resembles how I wore the band.
Imagine the band is slid down just passed the elbows on the humerus, and that is how I was wearing the band as I benched. We had the bench at the smallest incline setting possible.
They told me wearing the band would keep the shoulders healthy.
I have never heard of this. I actually felt that there was MORE stress on my shoulders with the band, because I could not go as wide as I wanted (I usually bench very wide).
If this does infact preserve the shoulders as they say, then how?
Or a refuting argument I would be happy to hear as well.