For anyone who has ever used a dip/pull-up belt.
So, my dip/pull-up belt has just arrived. I got this one, which I see just went out of stock: http://www.amazon.com/Grizzly-10-855.../dp/B000FGU7OI
Anyway, I have a question about how to add weight to the belt and loop the chain through. I found videos people doing weighted pull-ups, and I've seen two different ways of looping the chain through.
Here's the first one. Wait for the close up of the guy putting the chain through. He first put the chain through the belt (making it a closed belt) and then pulled the chain through the weight, and then clips it to the belt.
Here's the second. In this one the guy doesn't put the chain through the belt first and instead just goes through the weight and then clips it on. In this one, the whole front of the belt is wide open as opposed to the first where the belt uses the chain to close it AND hold the weight.
Obviously it looks like it can be done either way... but is there a right way? Or at least, a better way? How do you guys do it?
While we are on the topic of weighted dip belts
I purchased a nylon Atlus dip belt and am loading 3 (45's) for a total weight of 135 pounds to do dips. I think my belt will hold about 4 (45's). Will this belt be able to hold the 180 pounds and not snap? I can't find the website for Atlas and I purchased from Bodybuilding.com. I contacted them and they have no idea what it can hold. Does anybody know or should I just pay close attention to the chain links? Is there a dipping belt that is made for super heavy duty weights like 250+? Thanks - Jeff