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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Its 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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    Belt squats

    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/iro...sp?number=1220

    any other ideas or links....Thanks
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    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?
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    Ironmind sells a hip belt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Off Road View Post
    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.
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpa5oh View Post
    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!

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    Could you use a dip belt? or would that be different?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andre518 View Post
    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.

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    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.
    Brad08 has some insight for people who don't understand... anything.
    This is so ****ing ******ed it's almost beyond belief. So, if you eat 3k, you will automatically gain 3k worth of fat or muscle? Incredible. And here I am eating all this food, yet maintaining my weight. Fascinating.

    You're one of those pussies that counts his almonds I bet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BFGUITAR View Post
    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.

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BFGUITAR View Post
    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.
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    It actually seems like a good exercise to help one's sumo deadlift... im going to look in to this.
    Brad08 has some insight for people who don't understand... anything.
    This is so ****ing ******ed it's almost beyond belief. So, if you eat 3k, you will automatically gain 3k worth of fat or muscle? Incredible. And here I am eating all this food, yet maintaining my weight. Fascinating.

    You're one of those pussies that counts his almonds I bet.

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