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Old 12-10-2012, 05:57 PM   #81
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front squats give you more of a forward explosion. aka quads. as well as more core intensive. everything comes from core.

and front squats shouldnt put ANY load on your shoulders. it rests around your shoulders, but just because its on them doesnt mean there is any negative load on it.
Agreed!

..and it was an element that I was previously missing, but isn't missing any longer.

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Old 12-10-2012, 07:13 PM   #82
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Back to weighted dips...
45lbs x 12
55lbs x 8
65lbs x 7
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:34 PM   #83
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I'm trying to find a way to do weighted dips & pullups without a belt, because my usual gym doesn't have one (on dat poverty time)
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:38 PM   #84
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I'm trying to find a way to do weighted dips & pullups without a belt, because my usual gym doesn't have one (on dat poverty time)
They're only about $20-30 here. Could go buy your own to take with you. Or hold a dumbbell between your feet. That'd get pretty hard with heavier weight tho
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:54 PM   #85
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They're only about $20-30 here. Could go buy your own to take with you. Or hold a dumbbell between your feet. That'd get pretty hard with heavier weight tho
this is true
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:01 PM   #86
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Don't get a belt, get a weighted vest. That's what I use.

You can use it for other exercises. Safer and easier to work with.

Don't drink over a weekend, spend the $$ on a vest.

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Old 12-10-2012, 09:01 PM   #87
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Don't get a belt, get a weighted vest. That's what I use.

You can use it for other exercises. Safer and easier to work with.

Don't drink over a weekend, spend the $$ on a vest.
But then you top out too fast. I'm capable of some 60lbs dips now.
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:45 PM   #88
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Safer? What's unsafe about a weight belt?
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I vote a belt. Easier to add more weight when the vest would otherwise top out too
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Ive been wanting to invest in weight chains for a while.
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:05 AM   #92
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With the vest weights don't bounce around. You can reach failure and not worry about weights falling or coming off the belt. Vest is a more versatile. Whatever floats your boat.

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Old 12-11-2012, 08:07 AM   #93
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Some vests go up to 80lbs. Mine is up to 40lbs, I'll be on that for a while.

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Some vests go up to 80lbs. Mine is up to 40lbs, I'll be on that for a while.
most guys here would top out on even the heaviest of vests and not to mention the discomfort of that weight sitting on your shoulders.

Belt is imo a much better option for various reasons.
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:24 AM   #95
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With the vest weights don't bounce around. You can reach failure and not worry about weights falling or coming off the belt. Vest is a more versatile. Whatever floats your boat.
What are you talking about? Weights don't bounce around on a belt? Have you even used one before?
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What are you talking about? Weights don't bounce around on a belt? Have you even used one before?
yea they're dead weight. They just hang there. Physics by definition would make it more difficult for them to bounce since their sole purpose is to weight something and have gravity pull it down lol
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:45 AM   #97
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yea they're dead weight. They just hang there. Physics by definition would make it more difficult for them to bounce since their sole purpose is to weight something and have gravity pull it down lol
Every time z00 posts I find myself either scratching my head or thinking "wtf"?

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I'm trying to find a way to do weighted dips & pullups without a belt, because my usual gym doesn't have one (on dat poverty time)
I used to cross my legs at my knees, bend them, and hold a dumbbell at the crux it creates. Worked like a charm until I got to around 30-35 pounds at which point it started to hurt like a b*tch
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I used to cross my legs at my knees, bend them, and hold a dumbbell at the crux it creates. Worked like a charm until I got to around 30-35 pounds at which point it started to hurt like a b*tch
That's what I've been doing, I hold a dumbell near the bottom of my thighs. Tried 45lbs a couple times and wasn't too bad, but I'm going to look at getting a belt soon
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:09 AM   #100
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I used to cross my legs at my knees, bend them, and hold a dumbbell at the crux it creates. Worked like a charm until I got to around 30-35 pounds at which point it started to hurt like a b*tch
Here is one better...

...set a dumbbell on the ground on one end. Grab it with your feet right under the weighted end closest to you. Pull! Problem solved! That's how I did them before I began using a weight belt. I don't bend my knees when I pull up.

I did it that way with dips too. The dip bars were high enough off of the ground that the dumbbell didn't touch the ground. I don't bend my knees during dips unless I have to because of clearance issues.

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