DIY Dip Belt
Monday, July 18, 2011
DIY Dip/Chin belt - Costs 1/3 to 1/2 as much as a store bought model and should last forever with occasional re-tapes of the sports tape. Extra heavy duty and comfortable as well. Materials List:
1/4 chain @ 6ft., Pipe insulation, Duct Tape, Sports Tape, 1/4" Quick Link, Spring Link (aka Safety Snap Hook).
1.Put the chain in the insulation - somewhere close to your waist size as far as length of the insulation piece is good - measure twice, cut once.
2. Tape it, 2x with duct tape and 1x with sports tape.
3. Hook the quick link and spring link and you're in business.
It requires a great deal of skill, but knowing that I believe in you should make it easy.
Source for idea: Various sites on the internet.
Sports tape and Spring link are recommended but optional, I added the spring link for ease of use and outer layer of tape because sports tape is not as slick as duct tape.
Keep in mind that your quick link and spring link's working load limits (Not rated max - usually load limit is considerably lower) will be the max weight capacity for this belt! 1/4" grade 30 chain is rated for about 1300 lbs. max working load so no problem with using it for this purpose. This is the perfect belt for weighted dips and weighted chins. Have fun getting ripped and be careful.