The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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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?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    ANVIL POWER Detard's Avatar
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    Home Made Dip Belt

    So after struggling with keeping 65lb dumbells between my legs, I finally decided to look around my house and make a dip belt. I thought of mabye buying one but in stores they are around $50 so I said screw that.

    I looked around in my basement for something that would work as a belt. I found an old golf bag that had a padded strap. I took that off and headed over to Canadian Tire. I picked up a 5 foot chain for $7.45 (rated at 560lbs) and 2 carabiners rated at 352lbs. I attached one to each side of the belt padding and then hooked one end of the chain to the hook on the right and looped it through the left one (I actually hooked it in chain for more comfort) and then through the weight and up to the hook on the right again.

    (I still have a bit of loose chain that needs to be cut off)

    As you can see, if you just look around and dont mind having equipment that isn't what the queen would use, you can make something that will work just as good as something that costs $50, for $15.
    Last edited by Detard; 03-09-2007 at 12:55 PM.
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    I made my own. It's just a steel cable (the type that is used in cable weight machines), which I fashioned eye-hooks on both ends, sorta like this:
    (not coiled, obviously, and I made my own ends)

    Then I just used the J hook thinger on one end to fasten it to metal part of my belt, loop it through the plate(s) and fasten the other end into that j-hook.

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    Senior Member Phenom's Avatar
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    Not trying to jack the thread, just a quick question about dip belts...

    Anyone ever worry about the chain shifting during a set (by shifting I mean the plate lowering and the chain sliding through the clip a little bit and then the clips moving closer together really fast) and getting your junk pinched in the chain? I always make sure the chain is pulled tight enough that the clips are basically next to each other so the chain cant shift at all, but I'm worried that if I put on a few inches around my waist theres gonna be some space between the clips, which could possibly lead to some major junk squishing.
    Age: 23 - Weight: 237 lbs - Height: 6'1''

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    Nice innovation. And Phenom your sig about "teh squat rack" is hilarious.
    Last edited by Neil; 03-10-2007 at 09:57 AM.

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    Combat Infantryman
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    I used some 550 (parachute cord) and a carabineer for the longest time.
    U.S. Army Infantry
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    ANVIL POWER Detard's Avatar
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    phenom - I hooked one link in the chain to the carabiner so that it wouldnt slide around like you said. that way i dont need to worry about it tightening or loosening.
    w:225lbs. h:5'10.
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    nice job big D
    2000 or bust

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