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    Can I do weighted pullups with a backpack?

    I don't really want to invest any more then i already have, and was wondering if its safe to put a 25 pound plate in a backpack and just do weighted pull ups like that? thanks in advance

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    I use a beach towel, twisted up and tied around my waist. I use a chain and a D-ring to hang the weights from that. This keeps the weight centered beneath me. If it was in a backpack on your back, it might not work as well, but I don't know cause I've never tried it.

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    Why not. Just make sure you use something comfortable and don't use one of those nike sacks. I've tried once when I was doing dips and it was really painful.

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    As long as it can hold the weight you want to add... No problem at all
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    alright sweet, my future back thanks you

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    I used to do this training for climbing. The only thing is you want to make sure your form is not sacrificed by padding on the pack (ie spreading your shoulders apart or something).

    Its a little bit harder not to collapse your chest and pinch shoulders, but its do-able as long as you keep it in mind.

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    I use a backpack when I workout at home. Works perfectly fine.

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    I just connect one belt around my waist and then connect another belt through the weight and attach it to the belt around my waist. Make sense? SO far it can hold 50lbs. attached to it.

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    thanks for postin that 420, I never thought about that to add weight to dips and pullups, it seems so obvious though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by North View Post
    thanks for postin that 420, I never thought about that to add weight to dips and pullups, it seems so obvious though.
    when I first started lifting I never did either but weighted dips/chins are the best.

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    I have used a GI hump pack for years, although I prefer it to be backwards when doing pull/chins (as in the weight is on my chest). I also use it when doing inverted rows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nick420 View Post
    I don't really want to invest any more then i already have, and was wondering if its safe to put a 25 pound plate in a backpack and just do weighted pull ups like that? thanks in advance
    Thats a great idea.

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