Dip belt

Top 3 best dip belts / weighted pull up belts (2024)

A dip belt, also known as a weighted pull-up belt or dipping belt, is an essential tool for fitness enthusiasts, practitioners of weighted calisthenics, and streetlifting.

This dip belt is specifically designed to add weight to bodyweight exercises, allowing you to easily increase the intensity of your dips, pull-ups, and other exercises.

Choosing a good belt isn’t as easy as it seems. There are many different types of dip belts on the market, and unfortunately, many of them are of mediocre to poor quality.

In this blog post, I’ll explain in detail what to look for when buying a dip belt. Additionally, I’ll provide you with three options that, in my opinion, are the best dipping belts on the market.

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Best 3 dipping belts

You’re probably most interested in which dip belt is the best. That’s why I’ll start with that.

Which belt is most interesting for you mainly depends on your current level and your goals.

There are plenty of belts on the market that allow you to safely add 5 or 10kg to your workouts.

But there are only a few high-quality belts on the market where you can safely hang weights above 30kg in a structured manner.

In other words, if you’re planning to hang serious weight on your dip belt, I recommend purchasing one of the dip belts listed below.

#1 Barriorzz dip belt

barriorzz dip belt
Best dipping belt
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Barriorzz is an emerging Dutch Calisthenics brand that produces high-quality calisthenics and street lifting equipment, including the Barriorzz dip belt.

This belt can handle more weight than you could ever dip. So, you only need to buy a belt once, and you’re set.

While most other dip belts come with a steel chain (which often breaks), this one comes standard with a battle rope.

A battle rope is a strap of 125cm, allowing you to easily secure the weights.

Due to the length of the battle rope, you can hang the plates lower during the dip, allowing you to perform the dip as efficiently as possible.

During Dutch (weighted) Calisthenics / street lifting meetups, this belt is frequently used to dip heavy weights (more than 330lbs).

All in all, the ideal belt to make your dips stronger!

#2 GORNation dip belt

Gornation Dip belt
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GORNation is one of the world’s most renowned Calisthenics brands. It’s no surprise then that the GORNation dipping belt is one of the strongest dip belts on the market.

Moreover, the belt is designed to be comfortable even with heavy weights. The belt comes standard with a 90cm long steel chain. This, combined with the 3 carabiners, is long enough to hang the weight in the right position during a dip.

Additionally, you have the option to add a 125cm battle rope. Which has been tested and can support a weight of 550lbs.

I recommend you to purchase the belt including the battle rope, as shown above. Since this longer rope will significantly improve your technique during weighted dips and weighted pull ups.

#3 King Of Weighted Dip Belt

King Of Weighted Dip Belt
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Last in this list is the heavy duty dip belt designed by King Of Weighted. This belt is the official belt used by the FinalRep Streetlifting competition.

If you want to dip high numbers that this belt will suit you just fine. With a weight capacity of up till 300kg, you have no need to worry about breaking it.

What is a dip belt

There are many different names used for a dipping belt, such as pull-up belt, dip belt, or dip harness. And they all refer to the same piece of calisthenics equipment, namely the belt that allows you to add extra weight to your exercises.

The most commonly used name, “dip belt,” originated because the belt is primarily used to add weight to bodyweight dips.

When using the belt, you place it around your hips and fasten it with a carabiner. Then, you hang the weight from a steel chain or rope, which you attach to the belt.

By adding this weight to your exercises, you easily increase the intensity, allowing you to focus more on pure strength training.

Using a dip belt is particularly interesting for athletes who have mastered the dip and pull-up with their bodyweight and are now looking to take it to the next level.

Difference between lifting belt and dipping belt

Often, a dip belt is confused with a lifting belt (also known as a fitness belt). This is understandable because the names are quite similar. However, the function of the belts is completely different.

A lifting belt is a belt worn during heavy compound exercises such as squats and deadlifts.

The fitness belt helps to create counterpressure for your abdominal muscles, resulting in more strength and stability during the exercise.

What to look for in a dip belt:

Below are a few important points to consider when purchasing a dip belt.

Weight capacity

Likely the most crucial of all points: opt for a belt with a load capacity significantly higher than the weight you intend to lift yourself. In this regard, the higher, the better.

Size and fit

Of course, the belt should be comfortable. For this, the size of the belt is important. Choose a belt that matches your body size/waist circumference.

The previously mentioned variant of Hypeletics has a belt that adjusts to your waist. Ideal if the standard sizes are not suitable for you.

Length of the chain / rope

Especially with the dip, it’s important that the weight hangs as low as possible. The longer the chain, the lower the weight hangs. It’s also useful to have a longer chain if you want to hang many (thicker) plates on the belt.

Number of carabiner hooks

To utilize the full length of the chain, it’s convenient to have 3 carabiner hooks. One for each of the ends of the chain and one to attach the belt around your waist.

With the Hypeletics dip belt, you only need 2 carabiner hooks since it has a different closure to attach the belt around your waist.

Price

Of course, it’s important to consider the price of the belt and how it fits into your budget.

Dip belts are available starting from 20 euros. Unfortunately, for these, the old saying applies: you get what you pay for.

To train safely, I recommend opting for one of the aforementioned belts.

Dip belt or weight vest

Adding weight to your workout can be done in multiple ways, so you’re not solely reliant on a dip belt.

You can also choose to use a weighted vest. This has entirely different advantages compared to the dip belt.

When to opt for a weight vest?

A weight vest is a vest worn around your upper body that contains additional weight.

These weighted vests typically range from 5kg to 30kg, with the weight usually divided into blocks or pouches of 1kg each, allowing you to adjust the weight as desired.

Choosing a weight vest is advisable when using less weight and performing multiple exercises consecutively.

For example, in a circuit training where you start with 10 dips, then do 5 pull-ups, and finish with 20 push-ups, adding weight is much easier with a vest.

When to opt for a dip belt?

If you want to dip or pull heavy weights, then the belt is what you need. Additionally, you benefit from the weight hanging beneath you, so it doesn’t get in the way, as can sometimes happen with a weight vest.

In the video below, you’ll see more about the differences between the vest and the dip belt.

Exercises with a dip belt

There are many exercises you can intensify with a dipping belt. Below are a few examples.

Dips

This is the most logical exercise to enhance with the belt. No wonder since the name “dipping belt” is derived from it.

The dip is a compound calisthenics exercise that targets the chest, triceps, and shoulder muscles using a dip station. Read this blog if you want to learn more about weighted dips.
If you’d like to compete in weighted calisthenics, generally referred to as streetlifting, then you should aim to have a 1rm weighted dip of over 100kg.

Pull-ups

Pull-ups/chin-ups are also frequently made more challenging with a belt. That’s why some also refer to it as a pull-up belt. Read this blog if you want to learn more about weighted pull-ups.

Ring Push ups

To make your push-ups more challenging, you can perform them using rings. You can do this simply by placing your feet on an elevated surface and hanging the rings at the correct height. This way, you’ll have enough space at the bottom to add weight to your belt.

Handstand / handstand pushups

This requires a bit more preparation, but you can also make your handstand more challenging with a dip belt. It’s important to attach the weight as close as possible to the belt so it doesn’t swing.

If you prefer to perform weighted handstand push-ups, it’s wiser to use a weight vest.

Of course, you must first master the handstand optimally before taking this step.

Ring rows

Finally, you can easily add weight to the ring row. Once again, it’s advisable to place your feet on an elevated surface so you have enough space for the weight.

The exercises above are just examples. All exercises where you have the space can simply be made more challenging by adding some extra weight. From the basics to advanced exercises like the human flag or the front lever.

FAQ

How to wear a dip belt?

Place the belt around your waist and attach it with one carabiner hook. Then, hang the weight on the chain and attach both ends of the chain to the dip belt with a carabiner hook.

In which sports is a dip belt used?

You can use a dip belt for both fitness, street lifting, calisthenics, and crossfit.

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