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Brandon Oto
07-02-2009, 08:34 PM
Anyone have any decent method for attaching LARGE amounts of weight to your body? Think for weighted pullups, dips, that sort of thing. I'll hold a DB in my legs up to about 75lb, and I'll use a chain belt through plates for up to 150 or so, but at that point it really gets unmanageable. Any better ideas?

I've seen some super high-end belts but I haven't got one and I'm not sure how much it'd help anyway. The whole belt thing seems like a little bit of a limited application.

Steven Low
07-02-2009, 10:04 PM
If you have multiple sources it's more managable.

As you've seen from my vids I do weight belt, backpack, weight vest and if I need to a neck weight. You can always add in a DB between the feet as well. I don't know if you have access to those kinds of resources to add weight to yourself.

I've strapped on 160 to my waist before with a real belt... you just gotta waddle around and it's kinda awkward. But it still works... you're not strapping on the weight for comfort... it's gonna feel awkward except when you're actually dipping or doing pullups.

Usually the ones that handle the heavy weight are the leather ones.. nylon seems like it tears easier. That's the one I have now which is why I haven't loaded it up past 100 lbs yet.

Garrett Smith
07-03-2009, 09:06 AM
I'd think a good weight vest and weight belt/chain would be plenty.

If you run out of weight, go to a harder variation.

Andrew Wilson
07-03-2009, 12:29 PM
I've found those double shoulder straps for golf bags really good, just attaching it's strap to another belt with weight on it.