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    JustBecameAdaDDy entrrt's Avatar
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    Dip belt tore apart while performing dips...!!!!

    Holy S!!

    that's right! i couldn't belive it my-self. at 1st i thought the chain just busted,but it was actually the belt that just tore in half near one end!!i had just stepped up on the 1st step of the dip station when it happened. luckily, none of the plates hit my feet. guess the gym is gonna get a new belt cuz of me...hee,hee.
    just thought i'd share.
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    Good work with that
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    Nice!

    How much weight did you have loaded?

    Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
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    Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:525 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220

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    I'm not sure if it was cphafner or me but we broke one at our gym. It was just the stupid buckle as the belt itself can hold quit a bit of weight and its still pretty new. Stupid dip belts.
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    Bah! Nice work man.

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    wow ur lucky you didn't get any of your toes crushed.
    I dropped a 5lb harness (big one for big squatters!) on my toe from about 4ft up and it shattered my toe...
    I can't imagine what a few 45's would do to your feet

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    Id like to know how much weight was on there too!!! Either way good work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Who knew those belts couldn't support a 25 lb. plate!

    J/K Who am I to talk, I'm still dipping body weight.
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    You need to start usin' an engine hoist for pullin' them them motors.
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    Good job! They should hang up the belt on the wall and have your name on a sign by it! "Broken by..."


    How much weight were you using?

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    I wonder what would happen if you broke a belt doing weighted pullups. Would you go airborne?

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    That must have been a sorry belt. I'm betting it would take at least 500 to do that to mine. (not that I ever will approach that kind of weight)
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    Originally posted by Tim Nissen
    Who knew those belts couldn't support a 25 lb. plate!

    J/K Who am I to talk, I'm still dipping body weight.
    Yeah, tell me bout it

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    Originally posted by drew
    Nice!

    How much weight did you have loaded?
    i had 175(3x45's,1x35,1x5 plates)strapped on. i KNOW it can hold much more than that.
    STATS:
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    The Big 3 (2 sets):
    Flat BB Bench 270
    Deadlift 355 (no belt/straps)
    Squat
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    Originally posted by Scott S
    Good job! They should hang up the belt on the wall and have your name on a sign by it! "Broken by..."
    yeah! i'm sure it illicited many questions from the gym employees when they saw it had torn. i just wanna know how long before they'll get a new one!
    STATS:
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    • ~185



    The Big 3 (2 sets):
    Flat BB Bench 270
    Deadlift 355 (no belt/straps)
    Squat
    265

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    I went and bought my own. That way if I lift somewhere else, I know I've always got one and I also know what it can hold.
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    jeez, 175lbs?
    The most I've ever strapped on a dipping belt is 100lbs and that was to do pullups.

    I ruined countless tshirts with that amount of weight as the belt would tear the shirt, not to mention that amount of weight really tightens the poop outta the belt,
    how did 175 feel!? damn

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    JustBecameAdaDDy entrrt's Avatar
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    Originally posted by geoffgarcia
    jeez, 175lbs?
    The most I've ever strapped on a dipping belt is 100lbs and that was to do pullups.

    I ruined countless tshirts with that amount of weight as the belt would tear the shirt, not to mention that amount of weight really tightens the poop outta the belt,
    how did 175 feel!? damn
    yeah, my shirts are taking a beating from doing weighted dips for so long. i'll tell ya, 175 feels HEAVY as S! during that 1st rep,but gets better afterwards.

    just wish i could do 100 lb. pull-ups?! currenty at 30 lbs.for 2 sets of pull-ups.
    STATS:
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    • 5'9"
    • ~185



    The Big 3 (2 sets):
    Flat BB Bench 270
    Deadlift 355 (no belt/straps)
    Squat
    265

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    Re: Dip belt tore apart while performing dips...!!!!

    Originally posted by entrrt
    Holy S!!

    that's right!
    LOL thats wat i said when i read the thread title before i clicked it.

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    Seriously, my shirts seem to get pinched and torn all of the time from the rings of the dip belt. I don't care that much because I've got unlimited cheap t-shirts, but a good dip solution would be nice. I have also pinched by fingers in between links of the chain and produced a LOT of blood.

    I am going to rig a climbing harness waist belt with some webbing and see how that compares. I definately see a business opportunity for AtLarge/Whoever to sell a good, functional weight belt with a radically different design than the old cow and chain type.

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    MixmasterNash, design a belt that has the weights on the sides not on the front....having the weights in the front is an accident waiting to happen when I do my pullups...
    landing with any kinda weight in the front forces you to step (or fall) forward, which, after a set to failure is the scariest moments of ur life...

    entrrt, before you know it you'll be up to 75, then 100, its not that hard, I'm not that big or anything... I find that doing half the reps behind my neck and half to the front (in the same set) helps keep me pumped ...also I find that doing pullups after shoulder workouts has shot my strength in this area through the roof....I have no explanation and people tell me that shoulders have nothing to do with pullups...but...what can I say...it works for me!

    I'm gonna work on my dips...
    Last edited by geoffgarcia; 09-26-2003 at 11:22 AM.

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