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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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    Senior Member rdearmond573's Avatar
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    Help with weighted dips/pull ups

    I'm to the point where I can do an easy 10+ reps full extension on my pull ups and I need to find a way to add weight to my body. I've seen and used several belts that have a chain allowing me to hold plate weight easily, but I have no access to those at the moment. Holding weight with my feet/legs just feels awkward and difficult so I don't wanna keep doing that. Does anyone have any methods of doing this easily or a place where I could purchase a belt of that type?

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    I just use a regular old weight belt. Wrap the chain around it by the buckle, and put it throught the plates, then use one of those springy clasp type things to join the two ends together.
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    Until you can find a belt you like I'd recommend wearing a backpack and putting weight in it.

    It's not ideal as the weight is on your back and may tend to pull you that way but it's not really noticable until you start using considerable weight and it's definitely better than nothing until you get a belt.

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    This is the dip belt I have

    http://www.prowriststraps.com/inc/sdetail/134828

    Got it a few years ago and have no complaints. You should definitely pick one up soon. In the mean time you could start holding a weight between your legs or in a backpack. I wouldnt go higher than 25 lbs or so before you should just move to a belt.
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    Yeah, just order a dip belt online. If you happen to have a fitness store nearby that sells those kinds of things that's an option if immediate gratification is required.

    I've got a leather one that I bought years back that's suited me just fine. Most commercial gyms equip them but I keep mine in my bag at all times just in case.

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    I can't believe I never thought about wearing a backpack. That's a great idea. That belt looks pretty nice, I'll have to make a decision on what to do.

    Thanks!
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    Here is the dip belt that I have:

    http://www.southcarolinabarbell.com/...tNumber=SPUD06

    If your are on a budget you could just run down to home Depot and pick up about (3) feet of some medium sized chain and a carabiner. Put some athletic tape around the part of the chain that contacts your back so that it does not dig into you. This should cost you $15 or less.

    Using a backpack would also work, assuming that you do not plan to go much above 25 lbs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Mutaffis View Post
    Here is the dip belt that I have:

    http://www.southcarolinabarbell.com/...tNumber=SPUD06

    If your are on a budget you could just run down to home Depot and pick up about (3) feet of some medium sized chain and a carabiner. Put some athletic tape around the part of the chain that contacts your back so that it does not dig into you. This should cost you $15 or less.

    Using a backpack would also work, assuming that you do not plan to go much above 25 lbs.
    Great idea Tom.

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