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Old 02-06-2006, 05:39 PM   #1
Ted Williams
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Weighted pullups....so, I read some comment (think it was in the frontpage comments from the WODs) that weighted pullups work your abs...I'm guessing this is when you're holding a DB with your legs. On the last weighted pullup WOD I rigged up a sort of weight vest, mostly because I'm very equipment limited....so am I not working weighted pullups correctly?

Here are pics of my set up...seemed to work ok, just not a lot of room to move up in weight, at least with the minimal plates I have....

http://static.flickr.com/35/95824944_ea4b7556d0.jpg?v=0
two plates held together with an almighty (or rather, free) rigger belt...shoulder loops out of left over rope from moving...

The pained look is from the belt buckle digging into my stomach...
http://static.flickr.com/34/95824970_5346d96d0b.jpg?v=0

Would it be better to rig something up where I can carry the weight on my legs?

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Old 02-06-2006, 10:43 PM   #2
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It's not wrong, per se- just adhering to the various elements of the "hurt and suck" rules- if you attach the weight in a way where more muscle is under tension, generally more good stuff happens. But I don't normally have good stacks of dumbells either, and do some similar improvisation.
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Old 02-06-2006, 11:29 PM   #3
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you could set up a rig for your feet if you wanted.
i prefer the weight belt round the waist with a bit of chain holding the weights.
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Old 02-07-2006, 09:05 AM   #4
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I've done it both ways- hold with your feet and with a chain and a weight belt. The weight belt makes it so its not your feet that give way on your attemepts its you upper body strength tha fails first. I've seen people hug the DB at the kneees too.
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Old 02-07-2006, 09:15 AM   #5
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I have one of the bar dip belts from IronMind. I really like it. I do a fair amount of pullups with chains, to work the kip.
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Old 02-07-2006, 10:27 AM   #6
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I loop some weights through a martial arts belt, then hang it over my head, then I add weight using a dumbell under crossed ankles.

For the recent WOD, I had to do both to get up to 100lbs. it is going to be difficult going over that without a special belt like the one Barry mentioned above.
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Old 02-07-2006, 11:54 AM   #7
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Nah, it's easy to get over 100lbs without special rigging. Get a workout partner to hang on you :-)
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Old 02-07-2006, 12:15 PM   #8
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Awsome...I'll have to look into that belt...or maybe just a real weight vest. I could also just have my wife hang off me...I don't think my home made pullup bar will hold up to more than an additional 90 to 100 pounds...she's small, but not that small :lol:.

I tried just hanging the weight off my riggerbelt, around my waist...but it hurt like hell for some reason.

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Old 02-07-2006, 12:25 PM   #9
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I tried the having a couple partners hang on me (not all at once).

The lightest person available was about 138, I got about halfway up. Felt pretty damn good though.
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Old 02-07-2006, 04:42 PM   #10
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What's wrong with just using a backpack filled with books/weights?
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