barbell calf-raise

Discussion in 'Home Exercise Equipment' started by psychonaut, Mar 23, 2004.

  1. psychonaut

    psychonaut New Member

    for various reasons ive never felt comfortable doing 1 legged donkeys with loose discs and a dipping belt, so i came up with this solution;

    you add weight to a barbell on the floor - one side has a single large disc, the other the actual load. then you stand over the weight with a medium stance, using a dipping belt for attachment. you need something to extend the chain down to the bar and hold it steady, i use a cyclists 'D-lock', which grabs the spinlock collar nicely.
  2. littlebear

    littlebear New Member

    clever. i'll have to try that. last time i did donkeys i had both my wife and my twelve-year-old daughter climb on my hips. and still did too many repetitions.

    still doesn't beat the time i had my wife climb on my hips with a 45 pound plate that slipped and cracked me in the back of the skull. took three stitches. weight training can be dangerous.
  3. I use something just like that, but I have two collars to hold so I can raise the whole bar and not just on end. The only prob with mine is if it swings it beats your shins, so I think I'll give your idea a try.

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