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Old 05-13-2009, 05:47 AM   #11
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Re: How to build a Dip Bar?

For a couple of years now, I've simply adjusted the spotting rails of my cage to a convenient height, and laid a pair of 2 X 4s across them, with about 6" overlap at each end. Works like a charm, though ring dips will get you stronger.
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Old 05-13-2009, 06:09 AM   #12
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Re: How to build a Dip Bar?

I've been cf'ing for 18 months now w/out dip "bars." Just sub pushups, close hand pushups, or of course the ring dips. I think the only place I have ever even seen dips on bars mentioned is in the warmup anyway. All the wods call for rdips. imo

You can build your rdips just like pullups; gtg, negatives/jumping, put your feet on a box, etc.
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Old 05-13-2009, 06:19 AM   #13
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Re: How to build a Dip Bar?

Argh!! The 'pipes across the safeties in the power cage' is a great idea that I wish I thought of before building a set out of 2" PVC. Although mine has held up so far the PVC is a little sketchy and I am wondering how bad of a wipeout it will be when it collapses...

Pipes are easier to store too. Bummer..
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Old 05-13-2009, 06:22 AM   #14
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Re: How to build a Dip Bar?

If you already have the pullup bar and rings, you might consider getting a set of bands:

http://www.roguefitness.com/store/product245.html (WFS)

They're a lot more versatile than a single piece of equipment and will cost near the same to as making a dip station if you buy the materials and will get your pullups and ring dips built a lot quicker.
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Old 05-13-2009, 07:03 AM   #15
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Re: How to build a Dip Bar?

I ordered the McMaster Carr bands about a day after I started this thread. I am now up to about 7 ring dips and can do most WODs with the bands. I love them, as does my WO partner.

The only bad thing about ring dips is that I have a birthmark/mole right above my elbow and the ring straps rip it off every time I do dips...
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Old 05-25-2009, 12:29 AM   #16
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Re: How to build a Dip Bar?

The simplest thing to do is buy one of those aluminum walkers. You can get a new one at a drug store for about $80.00. Or buy a used one at a thrift shop or garage sale for about $10.00. They are perfect for dips and plenty strong.
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Old 05-25-2009, 12:05 PM   #17
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Re: How to build a Dip Bar?

Here are 2 pictures of myself doing dips on an aluminum walker. I weigh about 200 lbs and no problem.
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