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Old 08-31-2008, 08:24 PM   #1
Matthew Cahn
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Weighted Pull Ups

Whats the best way to weight yourself on these? I was using a dip belt and hanging from a pull up bar, the weight hanging from a chain between my legs hit the wall with a loud thud whenever I tried to kip. and it worked against me. Is there a better way?
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Old 08-31-2008, 08:33 PM   #2
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Re: Weighted Pull Ups

we just put a dumbbell high up between the thighs and pinch it there. i go with 80# and its no problem.
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Old 08-31-2008, 08:49 PM   #3
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Re: Weighted Pull Ups

I put a db or two between my ankles, never had any problems. I've also put weight plates in a backpack but you have to have some padding in there or you can hurt your back quite easily I think.

Do people really kip on weighted PUs? I realize kipping is the default PU style but always figured it was impractical for weighted PUs.
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Old 08-31-2008, 10:20 PM   #4
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Re: Weighted Pull Ups

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Do people really kip on weighted PUs? I realize kipping is the default PU style but always figured it was impractical for weighted PUs.
IMNSHO, you shouldn't.
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Old 09-01-2008, 04:49 AM   #5
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Re: Weighted Pull Ups

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Do people really kip on weighted PUs? I realize kipping is the default PU style but always figured it was impractical for weighted PUs.
There's no way to kip from a certain weight. They should all be deadhang.
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Old 09-01-2008, 05:43 AM   #6
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Re: Weighted Pull Ups

I used the straps from my rings to hang kettlebells and plates from. It hung on the lower part of my back, like those fancy belts with chains on them at some gyms.
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Old 09-01-2008, 06:07 AM   #7
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Re: Weighted Pull Ups

Here's a demo of different methods (wfs): http://media.crossfit.com/cf-video/C...tedPullups.wmv

I use the long loop of tubular webbing to hang a plate between my legs, which I can also control with my feet. I don't kip, but my son does with this method and it seems to work pretty well for him. If your goal is to develop raw pulling strength, I wouldn't kip.
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Old 09-01-2008, 10:07 AM   #8
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Re: Weighted Pull Ups

i've found the cheapest and best way for me is to use a judo (or any martial arts belt) tie whatever you want onto it and tie the ends together in a bow so you can take them off easily after. it sits just above your *** and i've never had any problems with it
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Old 09-01-2008, 10:40 AM   #9
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Re: Weighted Pull Ups

i started doing these recently and switched from holding a dumbbell between my thighs to putting plates in a padded backpack. it's more comfortable -- the knurling on the dumbbell chafed my thighs -- and there's no risk of me accidentally dropping the weight onto my tile floor. also, i can focus just on pulling.

i imagine a weighted vest would be the most comfortable, but a backpack that you already have lying around is a whole lot cheaper.

...i should point out, though, that i'm "only" using about 55 pounds right now on my heaviest pull-ups, and i can fit that much in plates into the bag. guys who can do pull-ups with 80 or 100 pounds probably need to use a dip belt or some other solution.
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Old 09-01-2008, 01:48 PM   #10
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Re: Weighted Pull Ups

I'm using a plate carrier with both front and back hard plates right now. I can take the plates out and slide in a 25lb plate in each pocket or stack a few smaller plates in each. Works reasonably well.
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