Hey guys my school gym doesnt have a dip belt for me to use for chinups and pullups. Any recommendations on ones to buy? im looking for a relatively cheap one (price, not build). Im hoping to work up to 150 lbs by senior year so id like it to hold at least that much.
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I bought a cheap one once that didn’t wrap all the way around you (like a normal weight belt). It basically hung on my lower back without any kind of strap to secure it in place. It was a pain in the ass to use because I was always worried about it slipping. Also, it had a screw-on carabiner clip as opposed to a spring-powered one, so changing weights was a pretty tedious process.
I got tired of it, went to the local hardware store and picked up 3 feet of chain and 2 heavy duty carabiners and just attached them to my regular weight belt. It works great and will only cost you 10-15 bucks even for some really strong chains. I think my chain is rated at 280lbs and the carabiners about the same. Not to mention the convenience of only having to carry a single weight belt as opposed to 2.
Plus you get hard-core cred for buying weight lifting gear at the hardware store.