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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    Doing Belt Squats W/O a Belt Squat Machine

    I have been incorporating belt squats into my routine. I don't have a machine so I have been attaching a dumbbell to a dip belt and squatting off of two boxes. However, I am now ready for more weight than the highest dumbbell my gym has. I have been attaching 5's and 10s, but that is not working real well anymore. Some folks had told me to attach the dip belt to the low rung of a cable station, but I find that is pulling me forward more than pulling me down. I figured this board might have some experience so I am looking for any recommendations on a good method to do these when you are out of dumbbells. Thanks in advance.

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    Why can't you attach plates to the dip belt?
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 515 SQ 295 BE 570 DL.....1375 total
    Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
    @148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
    @165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
    @181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
    Best Gym Lifts(Raw w/wraps)
    515 SQ 302.5 BE 585 DL

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    Also standing on a box or plates or something and hooking your belt to a cable low row or something similar.
    Roll Tide.

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    I stood on cinder blocks and attached up to 5 25's with a dip belt. Worked pretty well despite the chain digging into your groin.

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    Our dumbbells go up to 120 and I have added up to 2 10s and am now just running out of chain length to hang all of this stuff onto. I tried plates, but found that after 3 45s, the plates just don'twork well. I have seen one of those plate loading pins that Elite sells that look pretty good, but I am trying to get around that if possible.

    I did try the low cable, but I found that itwas pulling me forward than down. Am I not setting it up properly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by geoffsherman View Post
    I have been incorporating belt squats into my routine. I don't have a machine so I have been attaching a dumbbell to a dip belt and squatting off of two boxes. However, I am now ready for more weight than the highest dumbbell my gym has. I have been attaching 5's and 10s, but that is not working real well anymore. Some folks had told me to attach the dip belt to the low rung of a cable station, but I find that is pulling me forward more than pulling me down. I figured this board might have some experience so I am looking for any recommendations on a good method to do these when you are out of dumbbells. Thanks in advance.
    Geoff,

    I've performed Belt Squats for about 10 years. Standing on two boxes and performing Belt Squats works.

    A much better method of increasing the load is to purchase a "Loading Pin" from Ironmind. You can load about 500 lbs on the "Loading Pin".

    Just squat down, attach you dip belt to a carabiner attached to the pin and squat.

    The size of the plates you use is going to determine how wide you have to place the boxes. Example: If you use 45 lb Olympic plates, you going to squat fairly wide. If you use 25 lb plates, you can squat a bit more narrow.

    As you noted, Belt Squats from a low cable pulley, pull you forward. They don't feel right.

    Also, loading plates on a dip belt is a pain in the ass. And it hard to get up and down on the boxes. Not the case with when you use the loading pin.

    It easy to load, position yourself and squat.

    Kenny Croxdale

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    Quote Originally Posted by geoffsherman View Post
    I did try the low cable, but I found that itwas pulling me forward than down. Am I not setting it up properly?
    Try setting it up so you are facing away from the cable. Hook it up so it pulls between your legs, just be careful in doing that.
    Roll Tide.

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