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Weighted Dips w/o dip belt

Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by Arsenic, Apr 14, 2008.

  1. Arsenic

    Arsenic Orange Belt

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    I was doing some research on weighted dips and currently I dont have a dip belt. I read somewhere that a guy used a backpack and loaded it with weights which increased the size of his pecs. Is this a legit substitute until I can purchase a dip belt?
     
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    Sure. It worked for this guy:

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    Hold a dumbell between your feet. Unless I am going extremely heavy I usually do them this anyways because it's faster than attaching and unattaching the dip belt if you are supersetting them with something.
     
  4. Gasmasker

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    I use a backpack weighted with books when i am trying to get in a workout at home. Works great.
     
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    Don't forget pec flys.

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  6. Arsenic

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    thanks guys
     
  7. Standard

    Standard Too dumb to learn, too stubborn to quit

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    Buy 5 feet of chain, one carabiner (sp?) and you're set. Cost $10 - 15.
     
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    #1 - You should be concerned about muscle strength, not size, unless you need to gain weight.
    #2 - X2 for doughnut's suggestion of the DB between the feet. On heavy sets, triangle choke the DB if you can't hold it with your feet anymore.
     
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    Where did his arms go?
     
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    Standard Too dumb to learn, too stubborn to quit

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    into his chest
     
  11. mustang

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    I don't really have access to a dip belt so whenever I want to add resistance I just hold a dumbbell between my feet. Its a pain in the ass but the best alternative to doing them without one.
     
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    Let's review...

    By doing dips he recieved:

    A: a fuller chest
    B: loss of arm mass
    C: facial hair
     
  13. Green Monkey

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    DB between the feet isn't tough, unless you're really, really short.
     
  14. Klotz

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    I used to use a backpack. I actually prefer it to a belt.
     
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    before i had my dip belt, i used to just hold a DB between my feet. The easiest way it to cross your feet and hold the DB with the outsides of each foot.
    On a side note, i found that since it was difficult to lean forward using a DB, i got alot more tricep activation which resulted in alot more strength on other pressing excersizes.
    Just make sure you go down as far as possible to get the most out of DB dips.
     
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    Used to use a backpack for a while before I got a belt and it work fine. Just don't use those drawstring backpacks, they break and weights don't feel good falling on the Achilles Tendon.
     
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    fuckin quad post accident
     
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    fuckin quad post accident
     
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    fuckin quad post accident
     
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    there it is .
     

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