(Originally posted July 28, 2013)
Meanwhile in China …
You already know about the use of bodyweight /gymnastics exercises by Chinese weightlifters (see their weighted Handstands for example).
Lu does dips with 75kg and Tian Tao (田涛) at the end even has 100kg loaded on the dip belt.
Also note the simple DIY Dip Belt: 2 weightlifting belts connected like chain links. So the weight is behind your back and does not mess with your private parts.
I don’t know about you, but I think I’ll put bodyweight dips on my to do list for this year. Who’s with me?
Update: YouTube Video
Update: Another video in which Lu does heavy Dips.
This is from the Yatin Parasher’s “Chinese Weightlifting Experience“.