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Old 10-26-2009, 03:38 PM   #1
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Dip attachment for Squat Rack

I found a great dip attachment for a squat rack, but they don't deliver in the US. I need something that is:

- adjustable or angled since many of my personal training clients have very small width shoulders
- portable as i travel to many different locations for training including homes, schools, offices, etc...
- not too expensive

The one i found is http://www.gymratz.co.uk/dipping-bars-for-power-rack (W/F/S) but they don't ship in the US.

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Old 10-26-2009, 04:05 PM   #2
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Re: Dip attachment for Squat Rack

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I found a great dip attachment for a squat rack, but they don't deliver in the US. I need something that is:

- adjustable or angled since many of my personal training clients have very small width shoulders
- portable as i travel to many different locations for training including homes, schools, offices, etc...
- not too expensive

The one i found is http://www.gymratz.co.uk/dipping-bars-for-power-rack (W/F/S) but they don't ship in the US.

Any ideas?
Hellen, you might try contacting Scott Schroeder at Samson equipment. They make all sorts of equipment and are good at custom-manufacturing. Their stuff is very high-end, however, so it won't be cheap. I have a bunch of their equipment in my own home gym, and have been pleased with it.

Just a thought...

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Old 10-26-2009, 05:15 PM   #3
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Re: Dip attachment for Squat Rack

I don't think you can beat rings for portability and adjustability for different body sizes. They have a lot of other uses too, in addition to dips.
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Old 10-26-2009, 07:02 PM   #4
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Re: Dip attachment for Squat Rack

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I don't think you can beat rings for portability and adjustability for different body sizes. They have a lot of other uses too, in addition to dips.
I hope this helps,
Tyler
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You know, I think I have to second Tyler's suggestion. It is a better idea than trying to get a custom dip attachment for a rack. Of course, ring dips are quite a bit harder than regular dips, so that might be an issue...

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Old 10-27-2009, 04:21 AM   #5
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Re: Dip attachment for Squat Rack

print out the picture and take it to a welder and have him make it with a hook on the top instead of the ring that the bar goes through
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Old 10-27-2009, 10:18 AM   #6
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Re: Dip attachment for Squat Rack

I was thinking, if the places you are training at always have a couple of bars available, you could come up with something simple to just bridge two bars across the pins in the squat rack, at about dip height, and dip on those. Maybe some blocks of high-density foam like they use for mounting kayaks on car roof racks. Not as elegant as those add-on dippers in your post, which look awesome, but simple, anyway.
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Old 10-27-2009, 04:25 PM   #7
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Re: Dip attachment for Squat Rack

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I don't think you can beat rings for portability and adjustability for different body sizes. They have a lot of other uses too, in addition to dips.
I hope this helps,
Tyler
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Yes, i have rings but a lot of my clients don't have the necessary shoulder stability. They really are a lot harder. My clients use them for a lot of other things though to build that stability.

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print out the picture and take it to a welder and have him make it with a hook on the top instead of the ring that the bar goes through
Thats a good idea.

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I was thinking, if the places you are training at always have a couple of bars available, you could come up with something simple to just bridge two bars across the pins in the squat rack, at about dip height, and dip on those. Maybe some blocks of high-density foam like they use for mounting kayaks on car roof racks. Not as elegant as those add-on dippers in your post, which look awesome, but simple, anyway.
Yes, i have also put an oly bar in a low rack to do dips on, but that is tougher on the shoulders than parallel bar dips.
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Old 10-28-2009, 04:38 AM   #8
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Re: Dip attachment for Squat Rack

http://www.who-sells-it.com/cy/legen...-fullsize.html

W/F/S link

Legend makes one that is a nice width and super solid, but the handles seem a bit fat. $$$ also. In the gym we would use the handles on the leg raise machine.
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Re: Dip attachment for Squat Rack

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print out the picture and take it to a welder and have him make it with a hook on the top instead of the ring that the bar goes through
You know, if you really want bar dips rather than ring dips and you want the attachment to work on almost any rack, Carlo's suggestion might be the best.

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