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Old 06-09-2006, 06:39 PM   #1
James Falkner
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During the WOD a few days ago involving weighted pullups, I discovered a way to do a weighted kipping pullup by using a tie-down strap to secure a dumbbell hanging between my legs. I had to tuck it back behind my legs (you know what I'm talking about guys, you've all done it when you were younger). By tucking it back, It was more secure and not bang against anything and it allowed me to do the swinging part pretty good without the weight swinging itself (make sure the tie-down is not too long, just enough to be able to tuck the weight back).

This is the first time I've done weighted pullups of any kind. Taking off the weight sure made regular pullups trememdously easy for the first few. So easy that I banged my head into the ceiling several times :-)
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Old 06-09-2006, 07:20 PM   #2
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Weight vest...
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Old 06-09-2006, 11:58 PM   #3
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Why do I have this irresistable urge to rewatch "The Silence of the Lambs?"
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Old 06-10-2006, 12:16 AM   #4
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Thats just wronngggg, wrrooonnggggg - Eric Cartman
I use a waist strap from my camelback that detaches from the bag(its the BFM), and use a KB but kinda scary havin a huge ball swingin between your knees. It works great but it would suck if it broke =/
(hope I didnt jinx myself)
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Old 06-10-2006, 04:19 AM   #5
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yeah yeah, I know about weight vests.. it's on my Christmas list :-)

This is the $3 solution.
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Old 06-10-2006, 05:28 AM   #6
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It puts the lotion in the basket...
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Old 06-13-2006, 10:11 AM   #7
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I love my vest, but it gets hard to breath afer a while.
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Old 06-14-2006, 03:47 AM   #8
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My old gym had a cable crossover machine with hanndles that attached via long cloth loops. They worked egually well and a dip belt substitute.
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Old 06-18-2006, 10:40 PM   #9
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I know about weighted dead hang pull-up, but are weighted kip-up pull-ups safe for the back?
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Old 06-19-2006, 08:30 AM   #10
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Loaded question Jason. For some, no, just like everything else work up to it. It's actually more likely to damage your shoulders and elbows than back though.
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