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Old 11-21-2007, 02:44 PM   #1
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weighted pull ups

does anyone have any advice on the best way to do weighted pull ups? would it be better to hold a dumbell between my legs and move from a box onto the bar, or put some plates in a rucksack on my back?

part of the reason i ask is i'm unsure if the weighted backpack would put unnecesary strain on my back.
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Old 11-21-2007, 02:53 PM   #2
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Re: weighted pull ups

I can't hold a dumbbell between my legs or feet worth a damn. Rather than put the weights in a rucksack, I get an old karate belt, string it through the holes in the plates I'm using, and jury-rig a dipping belt.

Not perfect, but the best I've found so far.
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Old 11-21-2007, 02:58 PM   #3
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Re: weighted pull ups

Why not buy a dip belt? Otherwise the cheapest dip belt I found was to go to a scrap yard and cut a long piece of seat belt webbing.
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Old 11-21-2007, 03:00 PM   #4
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Re: weighted pull ups

excellent Tom thanks! i have similar belts from kickboxing that i can use. i never even thought about a home made belt device, d'oh
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Old 11-21-2007, 03:08 PM   #5
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Re: weighted pull ups

Ratchet tie-downs and a towel for padding. It's outlived the lifting belt for weighted pull-ups and as long as I avoid putting sharp-cornered plates on the belt (It would fray the nylon eventually), this should continue to work for who knows how long. If it ever does wear out, you can just buy another for a couple bucks.
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Old 11-21-2007, 03:34 PM   #6
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Re: weighted pull ups

thanks guys, i'm gonna craft myself a belt and test it out. i'll let you know how it goes!
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Old 11-21-2007, 04:11 PM   #7
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Re: weighted pull ups

You could try a Weighted vest.
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Old 11-21-2007, 04:52 PM   #8
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Re: weighted pull ups

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You could try a Weighted vest.
These are great, especially for kipping pull-ups, but to get one solely for pull-ups is not worth the cost. Some chain or climbing webbing wrapped in a towel is the most cost effective method.

In this video, they didn't even use a towel. I bet that was rough on the hips.
http://media.crossfit.com/cf-video/C...tedPullups.mov
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Old 11-21-2007, 05:37 PM   #9
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GOD ALMIGHTY!! Patrick are those guys Gorillas or something!?
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GOD ALMIGHTY!! Patrick are those guys Gorillas or something!?
Says the guy who can do 25 deadhangs... http://img362.imageshack.us/img362/1...onwackobz7.gif


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