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    Using weights for dips

    Im starting up dips again, but have no weight belt. I was gunna throw some weights into a backpack and go for it. Good or bad idea? Any other suggestions? Cheers!!!
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    I've used a backpack for dips and pullups in the past for up to about 50lb. It isn't quite as good as a belt, but it works alright.
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    I just hold a dumbbell between my legs. When you can't get any more reps just remember to let the DB fall to the floor before you try to put your feet down.

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    I had the same problem. I went to a fitness store and just bought a DB-Dip belt for around $30. That isn't too bad a price for something that looks like it will last forever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ABDomega
    I had the same problem. I went to a fitness store and just bought a DB-Dip belt for around $30. That isn't too bad a price for something that looks like it will last forever.
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    Do not use a backpack. The weights can shift to a certain area of the backpack and cause injury. Use the Dip belt.
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    A backpack is fine. People have been climbing with 50+lb packs for eons.

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