The Dip Belt - Not Just for Parallel Bar Dips




The Dip Belt - Not Just for Parallel Bar Dips

A dip belt, as its name implies, is primarily used for adding weight when doing dips. It hangs from your hips and allows you to add around 180lbs (80kg) of weight, though it can be a bit tricky getting yourself in amongst the weights with this much added. The amount you can add depends on the length of the belt and chain, your hip circumference and the size of the plates being used. Still, not many people need much over 180lbs of added weight.
Photograph of my Dip Belt With 15kg Weight Plate

I also use my dip belt for one legged calf raises. I perform one legged calf raises on a block as I don't have a dedicated calf-raise station. The reasons (with one very important reason) why I don't put a heavy bar on my traps and perform two-legged calf raises are detailed in the my calf raises block section.

Another exercise that can use a dip belt is wide-armed pull ups or chin ups, subject to having enough strength! The wide-arm pull up is a tough exercise and few people need to add more than 130lbs (60kg).

Some people may also use the dip belt to perform a squat variation where you stand on two flat benches but I don't yet know of any other important exercise that a dip belt can be used for, but if you do feel free to email me and I'll incorporate it onto this page.


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