Can anyone give me a link with a picture of what a dips weight belt would look like? i've never seen one, nor has any of the gyms ive gone to had one. Also, i just figured out how to do dips in my dorm room, and i already need to add some weight to my workouts.. i have plates here.. so there is potential of adding weight.. but i just need to figure out how... any suggestions? Think its possible to make a weight belt? If so... give me your ideas
Ancom, how are you doing your dips in the dorm room ?
I get my desk chair and my room mates desk chair.. and face the seat parts in opposite directions. So my hands are on the back of the chairs and i have to lift my knees inorder to dip low enough... but it works well... Just would like to add some weight to my workouts.
So any suggestions on how to 'ghetto-rig' some sort of weight belt?
yea.. thats how i was originally doing the dips.. with my legs proped up.. but then you have to figure that your loseing the weight of your legs.. but your gaining the weight of the plate(s) so.. i think it would be better to make a belt?
Wouldn't that be more like a tricep exercise heathj ?Originally Posted by heathj
ancom, if you have a regural kidney (weight) belt with a steel buckle you can get a chain with quick connect locks and hang a weight from it....that's what i do.
well thats what im doing dips for mikren, im not leaning forward to focus on chest, i keep my body streight and trying to focus more on tri's. And unfourtantly im a poor college student and am not luckey enough to have a kidney belt or much other equipment for that matter (nor will things like benchs and racks fit in my small room)
my bad. I thinking chest dips.
I always figured a "ghetto" way of adding some weight would be to toss some plates into your schoolbag and put it on your back
lmao yea.. idk.. seems like that would make me mess up my form?
You're in a dorm. Surely you can stuff a backpack full of heavy books. (hmm i seem to be given out this advice alot.
wear the backpack backwards so the straps are going around ur back and the weight is around your belly, its what i did before you can pack some pretty heavy weight in there i did about +50 lbs with that technique
Sounds like a great idea.. im definitly gonna try that. I dont know if i completely trust the stability of my backpack though ... if i come back in a week and ask what stretches i can do to relieve a groin injury caused from weights falling through the front of my bag we all know who i will be angry at!wear the backpack backwards so the straps are going around ur back and the weight is around your belly, its what i did before you can pack some pretty heavy weight in there i did about +50 lbs with that technique
Damn! pretty damn creative.