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    I do weighted chinups with a belt and the belt presses against my lumbar spine which makes it hurt. I am not able to hold a dumbbell between my thighs because it slips down. I also can't hold it with my feet, because the pullup bar is so low that I need to curl my legs up to not touch the ground. How can I do painfree chinups? Can anyone show his "setup" that works?

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    Post a form video.

    You could try chains across your shoulders.

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    Try using a bigger belt? Extreme option, use your normal squat belt, one hole looser, and a normal trousers belt threaded through the hoop to suspend the weight.

    That's what I use, btw: a 4-cm high 'normal' belt, and another 1-inch high normal belt, connected by a loop of metal wire.

    Hope this helps,

    IPB

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    Quote Originally Posted by IlPrincipeBrutto View Post
    Try using a bigger belt? Extreme option, use your normal squat belt, one hole looser, and a normal trousers belt threaded through the hoop to suspend the weight.

    That's what I use, btw: a 4-cm high 'normal' belt, and another 1-inch high normal belt, connected by a loop of metal wire.

    Hope this helps,

    IPB
    I do exactly the same as you. It hurts me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Illingworth View Post
    Post a form video.
    You could try chains across your shoulders.
    There are no chains in my gym but maybe I'll buy some. Here is my form.


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    It kind of looks like you could have the belt ride lower on your hips. You could also put a towel or something between it and you for padding.

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