Currently I don't have access to a dip belt so when it comes to my pullups and chinups I use the old fashioned technique of holding a dumbbell in my feet (I don't hold it with the bell up between my feet because it aggrevates my ankles, I place the handle across the top of one foot and place my other foot on top to stop it from rolling).
The other day at the gym I was doing pullups with a 45lb dumbbell and after a set this woman motions to me to take my headphones off. I originally thought she was going to complain about something I had done but she looks at me and says "you're crazy". Thinking nothing of the pullups I had just done I didn't clue in at first. Not only was she impressed at the pullups but she was also impressed by the fact I could hold a 45lb dumbbell on the top of my foot, lol.
Pistols. The mobility and stability required to do a proper pistol squat is impressive, the resistance is often overlooked. A bodyweight pistol could be argued as a skill specific show of strength, but the strength really begins when you're holding onto a couple dumbbells. Skill helps you, with strength of course, to nab the first ones but from there your skill can only increase so much until strength needs to grab the baton.
Little things like that, which are exclusive to bodyweight exercises for the most part, can become a show of strength themselves. My intention was to do some weighted pullups, not perform feats of strength. That's how I treat bodyweight exercises. I'm doing them because I find value in them. If it becomes a feat of strength, so be it, but that is not the primary goal.
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The strength trainee says "Why sacrifice intensity when I can sacrifice volume"
The bodybuilder says "Why sacrifice intensity when I can sacrifice form"
"We are not sport, when there is a sport issue, we are not so good. The boxer is much better than us at boxing. But he will have to protect his balls if he wants to punch us."