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Old 03-27-2009, 12:46 PM   #1
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How to build a Dip Bar?

I just finished building my platform, pull up bar, bumper plate holder, and recently acquired a squat cage and am going to be getting a climbing rope.

But I have no way of doing dips right now. Is there a way to build some out of pipe? or something else like attaching it to my rack... Thanks!
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Old 03-27-2009, 12:54 PM   #2
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Re: How to build a Dip Bar?

Buy rings, you are so ahead budget wise, you cannot lose.
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Old 03-27-2009, 12:54 PM   #3
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Re: How to build a Dip Bar?

The affiliate I go to uses dip bars made out of pipe that look fairly simple to construct, are solid and store easily. I have never made any, but they appear fairly straight forward.

http://CrossFiteastdecatur.smugmug.c...052_J5oab-A-LB

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On second thought . . . scrolling down and looking at the similar threads, I have to say I like the idea of a walker as a dip station. Talk about a multi-tasker.

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Old 03-27-2009, 02:30 PM   #4
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Re: How to build a Dip Bar?

sorry, forgot to mention that I have rings, but am not nearly stong enough to do more than 2 ring dips. I did my first scaled WOD today and did the dips on my bar on the squat rack in the lowest psoition.

On a side note about the walker, i was just back home last weekend visiting my grandma who has 3 different walkers and tried them out and never felt comfortable on them, so I don't think that will work for me.
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Old 03-27-2009, 02:39 PM   #5
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Re: How to build a Dip Bar?

Judd instead of building a dip bar build your ring dip strengtH!!
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Old 03-27-2009, 02:47 PM   #6
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Re: How to build a Dip Bar?

trying to, LOL. Everytime I go out to my garage, I do a set of max ring dips (usually only about 2, but last week it was 1) and a max set of pullups ( only 6 now, but was 5) while also trying to work on kips as i've never done it before.
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Old 03-27-2009, 04:32 PM   #7
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Re: How to build a Dip Bar?

We built them out of pipe, threaded a cap on the outside end, and threaded a flange on the wall end, and lagged them in concrete blocks....pretty easy, and cheap!
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Old 05-12-2009, 05:21 PM   #8
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Re: How to build a Dip Bar?

Rolf,

How far appart are your bars? I know rings to regulation should be 50cm, but not sure how far apart or high the wall mounted dip bars should be...

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Old 05-12-2009, 06:03 PM   #9
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Re: How to build a Dip Bar?

First of all, you can never have too many bars. Given that premise, pick up another bar off Craigslist, then you can lay two bars crossways on the squat cage safety pins for a dip station.
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Old 05-12-2009, 08:55 PM   #10
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Re: How to build a Dip Bar?

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First of all, you can never have too many bars. Given that premise, pick up another bar off Craigslist, then you can lay two bars crossways on the squat cage safety pins for a dip station.
At the very least you could get two lengths of pipe to lay across the safety pins. You may want to consider lashing them to the safety pins somehow to keep them from rolling/sliding away from you.

Do you have any assistance bands for those pull-ups and ring dips? Might not be a bad idea as you increase volume.
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