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blownby
11-16-2009, 10:45 AM
Anyone have any ideas how one can do belt squat or buy a harness to do these w/o having a belt squat machine

I have seen this:

http://www6.mailordercentral.com/ironmind/prodinfo.asp?number=1220

any other ideas or links....Thanks

Detard
11-16-2009, 11:08 AM
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blownby
11-16-2009, 11:12 AM
awesome....i guess i need to clear upo the question.

Where can i get the belts, or something similiar to the link i attached. Or is this belt a lot better or comfortable than a dip belt?

Off Road
11-16-2009, 11:22 AM
Ironmind sells a hip belt.

blownby
11-16-2009, 11:24 AM
Ironmind sells a hip belt.

Thanks, but that was the link i provided....LOL

Looking for alternatives for this $120 or if the $120 is definitly worth it opposed to a dip belt. I already have the assemly to hold the weights and hook it too as seen in the youtube vid detard provided.

cpa5oh
11-16-2009, 08:40 PM
I have Spud Inc's belt squat belt...it's heavy duty and comfortable, too. $75 at Elite.

Then I got a loading pin and carabiner from New York Barbells...need a pretty long one unless you plan on doing sets of 20 or something.

And finally, for platforms I bought 8 cinder blocks...setup two going one way, two going the other on each side and the pin/weights goes down in between them. It's very stable.

Only two problems...you have to go out at least as wide as a 45 lb plate and probably just a little bit wider. Can't go narrow stance with this setup. Second problem is that it isn't real easy to get hooked up/unhooked to/from the loading pin...but it is manageable.

With the Ironmind belt you can hook up to a barbell which would allow you to go more narrow...problem is you'd have to be very concerned with balancing that bar while you're squatting, and I decided going wide was better than balancing a bar...you have to decide which compromise you want to deal with.

I don't know if that helped or not...I have experience with this kind of setup so I figured I'd try and help.

blownby
11-17-2009, 12:14 PM
I have Spud Inc's belt squat belt...it's heavy duty and comfortable, too. $75 at Elite.

Then I got a loading pin and carabiner from New York Barbells...need a pretty long one unless you plan on doing sets of 20 or something.

And finally, for platforms I bought 8 cinder blocks...setup two going one way, two going the other on each side and the pin/weights goes down in between them. It's very stable.

Only two problems...you have to go out at least as wide as a 45 lb plate and probably just a little bit wider. Can't go narrow stance with this setup. Second problem is that it isn't real easy to get hooked up/unhooked to/from the loading pin...but it is manageable.

With the Ironmind belt you can hook up to a barbell which would allow you to go more narrow...problem is you'd have to be very concerned with balancing that bar while you're squatting, and I decided going wide was better than balancing a bar...you have to decide which compromise you want to deal with.

I don't know if that helped or not...I have experience with this kind of setup so I figured I'd try and help.

Awesome...just what i was looking for!

Thanks

Andre518
11-17-2009, 01:27 PM
Could you use a dip belt? or would that be different?

cpa5oh
11-18-2009, 08:57 AM
Could you use a dip belt? or would that be different?

Not sure a dip belt is made to handle the kind of weights that can be used doing belt squats...and if it has chain or is leather I can see how that would be real uncomfortable.

BFGUITAR
11-18-2009, 11:43 AM
Do you guys find this actually helps with your squat? Does it really add the poundage? Or is it simply another way to hit your legs.

geoffsherman
11-18-2009, 01:11 PM
Do you guys find this actually helps with your squat? Does it really add the poundage? Or is it simply another way to hit your legs.

I can see how it would help some people. I didn't get much out of the movement myself so I dropped it. I would try it for a few cycles and see if your lifts go up.

Off Road
11-18-2009, 03:12 PM
I've used the dip belt before. I got the idea from Bill Peel. You will have to put some towels under the chains or they will dig into your hips pretty bad.

Hazerboy
11-19-2009, 01:31 AM
Do you guys find this actually helps with your squat? Does it really add the poundage? Or is it simply another way to hit your legs.

Louie says that it helps "correct pelvic tilt," whatever the hell that means.

I like it because it takes the back out of the movement, so on friday, my deadlift day, I can still use it as an accessory exercise without completely beating up my body. Its a very humbling exercise. No idea how much poundage its added to my squat though.

BFGUITAR
11-19-2009, 08:28 AM
It actually seems like a good exercise to help one's sumo deadlift... im going to look in to this.