Hanging weights during pull-ups/dips... - AnabolicMinds.com

Hanging weights during pull-ups/dips...

  1. New Member
    soseg's Avatar
    Stats
    6'0"  187 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Age
    26
    Posts
    488
    Rep Power
    333

    Reputation

    Hanging weights during pull-ups/dips...


    Hi guys,

    Just wondering, apart from using a hook off a lifting-belt... does anyone have any suggestions how I can hang weights off myself while doing pull ups / dips?

    I tried 5kg/11lbs today on dips... hanging off my shorts with the string tied tight so they wouldnt fall off but I dont wana risk my pants ripping at the gym...

    Personally I'm not looking at a belt atm even tho I dead/squat/t-bar etc, I'm trying to get as far as I can "naturally" to develop as much core as I can...

    So all suggestions will be welcome!

  2. Advanced Member
    warsteiner's Avatar
    Stats
    6'0"  205 lbs.
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Age
    43
    Posts
    913
    Rep Power
    1659

    Reputation

    If the dumbbell isn't too heavy you can hold it between your knees or feet and bend your legs 90 degrees at the knee so the weight doesn't touch the floor.
  3. New Member
    t-bone2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    414
    Rep Power
    391

    Reputation

    Agree with warsteiner's DB approach above.

    However...
    Quote Originally Posted by soseg View Post
    I'm trying to get as far as I can "naturally" to develop as much core as I can...

    So all suggestions will be welcome!
    My suggestion is... What are you talking about?! Buy a belt and load it up with weight. And progressively add weight over time. That'll develop your "core" as well as the rest of your musculature. Lifting with added weight isn't developing "naturally?" Dude, get a clue ...or go to the Crossfit site.
    •   
       

  4. New Member
    soseg's Avatar
    Stats
    6'0"  187 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Age
    26
    Posts
    488
    Rep Power
    333

    Reputation

    no i meant i dont want a belt for squats/deads as i rather stabilize everything myself without any belt assistance... so i kinda find it poitnless to buy a belt just for dips/pullups!
  5. New Member
    t-bone2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    414
    Rep Power
    391

    Reputation

    Why...? A dip belt is not the same as squat belt. And, guaranteed, it ain't pointless. Adding a dip/pull-up belt for ~$18 is a great investment if you plan to left for any longer than 6 months over your lifetime. Orders of magnitude better efficacy than any 30 day supply of supplements that you could buy...
  6. Board Sponsor
    AE14's Avatar
    Stats
    5'10"  200 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    12,395
    Rep Power
    956437

    Reputation Reputation Reputation Reputation Reputation Reputation Reputation Reputation Reputation Reputation

    agreed, dip belt is the way to go
    Controlled Labs Head Board Rep
    adam @ ControlledLabs.com
    CONTROLLED LABS products are produced in a GMP for Sport certified facility
  7. Professional Member
    pmiller383's Avatar
    Stats
    5'10"  235 lbs.
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Age
    28
    Posts
    4,005
    Rep Power
    2668

    Reputation

    You could always just get a pair of Jump Stretch bands and loop them behind your traps, but its not much different then a belt. If you really want to be cheap about it you can go to Harbor Freight or a similar discount tool store and just buy a six foot webbing lifting strap and a caribeener.
    Muscle Pharm Rep
  8. New Member
    MoTiV's Avatar
    Stats
    5'11"  178 lbs.
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    415
    Rep Power
    288

    Reputation

    Quote Originally Posted by pmiller383 View Post
    You could always just get a pair of Jump Stretch bands and loop them behind your traps, but its not much different then a belt. If you really want to be cheap about it you can go to Harbor Freight or a similar discount tool store and just buy a six foot webbing lifting strap and a caribeener.
    I'd love to see someone do that in my gym. I'd know what they were doing but everyone else would be like "wtf mate?"

    Buy a chain belt, it's the only way you'll be able to use heavy weights effectively and safely.
  9. Professional Member
    pmiller383's Avatar
    Stats
    5'10"  235 lbs.
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Age
    28
    Posts
    4,005
    Rep Power
    2668

    Reputation

    Its funny whenever I am at my commercial gym using the bands people always are trying to be tough and want to try and showing my up by putting a 45lb plate on a belt and doing a few reps. Most the time I shrug it off but every once in a while I convince someone to try doing dips with a doubled mini band and they just get pinned down lol, then I really insult them and use an average band and a mini together lol.

    As for the chain dipping belt vs using the webbing, I actually prefer the webbing for heavier weights. With the chain belt I have had the belt itself leave some nasty welts on my hips and the chain pinch my legs enough to actually draw blood, with the webbing I have loaded up to 225lbs comfortably and safely. The only downside to the webbing is that it is a pain in the @ss to switch your weights or share the belt with someone. Currently I use a very old leather squat belt that i tweaked a bit so that I can make it wider on my hips, this prevents the chain from biting the inside of legs.
    Muscle Pharm Rep
  10. New Member
    keeplloyd's Avatar
    Stats
    6'1"  170 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    2
    Rep Power
    77

    Reputation

    Quote Originally Posted by soseg View Post
    no i meant i dont want a belt for squats/deads as i rather stabilize everything myself without any belt assistance... so i kinda find it poitnless to buy a belt just for dips/pullups!
    You are speaking of two different products. One (the one you don't want) simply is a regular belt you would put on your pants, but much larger. The other (what you want - a dip belt) has a leather back and a thin metal chain on the front that you cant attach/detach to hang weights easily around your hips. A dip belt wont help you stablize your body, you will have to do so (and it will be harder because of the external resistance).
  11. New Member
    CRcatcher06's Avatar
    Stats
    5'11"  195 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Age
    24
    Posts
    32
    Rep Power
    88

    Reputation

    I have never even thought about the bands. I might have to try that. I have always used the dip belt and that has worked great for me so far.
  12. New Member
    Flyboy's Avatar
    Stats
    6'0"  184lbs lbs.
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    442
    Rep Power
    301

    Reputation

    how do you use the bands? just strap it onto the handles of the dip bar and over your shoulders/across the back of your neck?
  13. Registered User
    somewhatgifted's Avatar
    Stats
    6'2"  210 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    4,390
    Rep Power
    2335

    Reputation

    Ii I didnt have a dip belt id just put a dumbell between my knees and bend legs as stated above.
  14. Professional Member
    pmiller383's Avatar
    Stats
    5'10"  235 lbs.
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Age
    28
    Posts
    4,005
    Rep Power
    2668

    Reputation

    Quote Originally Posted by Flyboy View Post
    how do you use the bands? just strap it onto the handles of the dip bar and over your shoulders/across the back of your neck?
    Yeah, it is definitely more comfortable if you get it over your traps and not your neck
    Muscle Pharm Rep
  15. New Member
    Flyboy's Avatar
    Stats
    6'0"  184lbs lbs.
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    442
    Rep Power
    301

    Reputation

    cool, i'll give this a go sometime... cheers miller
  16. New Member
    soseg's Avatar
    Stats
    6'0"  187 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Age
    26
    Posts
    488
    Rep Power
    333

    Reputation

    here i was thinking id take some thin strong rope in my pocket, and just tie it around my hips tighly and hand weight off like that... haha... argh

    im only hanging like 11lbs / 5kg atm so its not heavy... but yea... hmm
  17. New Member
    Sinon's Avatar
    Stats
    5'11"  173 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Age
    27
    Posts
    216
    Rep Power
    178

    Reputation

    I dont see it as pointless if you get the results you want. Belts arent that expensive anyway.
  18. Elite Member
    suncloud's Avatar
    Stats
    5'9"  201 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Age
    37
    Posts
    6,352
    Rep Power
    3261

    Reputation

    if you don't need much weight, just grab an old sweater where both hands have the adjoining pocket thing, and just shove a dumbell in there
  19. Senior Member
    silverSurfer's Avatar
    Stats
    5'8"  175 lbs.
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Age
    43
    Posts
    1,930
    Rep Power
    1098

    Reputation

    I've seen guys at the gym put a DB between their feet or knees. I've never tried it but seems to work for them. Dip belt does sound good though.
  20. New Member
    soseg's Avatar
    Stats
    6'0"  187 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Age
    26
    Posts
    488
    Rep Power
    333

    Reputation

    Quote Originally Posted by suncloud View Post
    if you don't need much weight, just grab an old sweater where both hands have the adjoining pocket thing, and just shove a dumbell in there
    haha awesome idea.. i could cram it with a few 2.5kg disks... probly coming close to 10kg...

    that... and the fact its a good 100-110 degrees here in australia atm... so i think that option is out for a few months... even in winter im always in shorts n a t-shirt
  21. Elite Member
    suncloud's Avatar
    Stats
    5'9"  201 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Age
    37
    Posts
    6,352
    Rep Power
    3261

    Reputation

    Quote Originally Posted by soseg View Post
    haha awesome idea.. i could cram it with a few 2.5kg disks... probly coming close to 10kg...

    that... and the fact its a good 100-110 degrees here in australia atm... so i think that option is out for a few months... even in winter im always in shorts n a t-shirt
    rats! it worked well for me in the past, though i wouldn't be crazy enough to try it in the summer either.
  22. New Member
    soseg's Avatar
    Stats
    6'0"  187 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Age
    26
    Posts
    488
    Rep Power
    333

    Reputation

    haha its a good idea for light weights but... i come home with my boxers covered in sweat, singlet soaked and socks wet just from lifting here even tho im in shorts n a tshirt... no chance in hell this time of the year!
  23. Senior Member
    aceroni's Avatar
    Stats
    5'8"  200 lbs.
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    2,693
    Rep Power
    1099636

    Reputation Reputation Reputation Reputation Reputation Reputation Reputation Reputation Reputation Reputation

    buy a belt man. squatting without one is like deadlifting without chalk. you only are increasing your risk of injury, not strengthing you core.
    if you want a strong core, squat deep, do heavy deads (both with a belt) then train your abs with something like standing band abs / seated wide stance hipflexor situps..
    then hammer that lowerback with reverse hypers, 45degree hypers, and good mornings (both seated and standing, arched back and flat back)
  24. Advanced Member
    masonmarin18's Avatar
    Stats
    5'10"  174 lbs.
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    587
    Rep Power
    62294

    Reputation Reputation

    Quote Originally Posted by aceroni View Post
    buy a belt man. squatting without one is like deadlifting without chalk. you only are increasing your risk of injury, not strengthing you core.
    if you want a strong core, squat deep, do heavy deads (both with a belt) then train your abs with something like standing band abs / seated wide stance hipflexor situps..
    then hammer that lowerback with reverse hypers, 45degree hypers, and good mornings (both seated and standing, arched back and flat back)
    thread is 3 years old, lol
    “Obsessed is a word the lazy use to describe the dedicated.” -R.I.P Zyzz-
  25. Senior Member
    aceroni's Avatar
    Stats
    5'8"  200 lbs.
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    2,693
    Rep Power
    1099636

    Reputation Reputation Reputation Reputation Reputation Reputation Reputation Reputation Reputation Reputation

    My bad
  

  
 

Similar Forum Threads

  1. Rack Pull Ups or Pull Up?
    By philek9 in forum Bulking
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 02-10-2011, 01:46 PM
  2. Low Rack Pull or Deficit Pull input before April 9th hurry!
    By brownstown89 in forum Powerlifting/Strongman
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 04-22-2010, 03:10 PM
  3. Replies: 29
    Last Post: 12-11-2008, 05:42 PM
  4. How effective are hanging crunches?
    By Fergs103 in forum Exercise Science
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-13-2008, 05:28 PM
  5. weight just hanging around
    By frezel in forum Weight Loss
    Replies: 47
    Last Post: 08-22-2007, 04:31 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Log in
Log in