Dips

Training Details Dips

  • Primary Muscle
    Pec
  • Secondary Muscle
    Triceps, Front Delt
  • Equipment
    Body weight
  • Level
    Average

Guide for Dips

  • Dips are a difficult exercise and it is easy to cheat. If you are not strong enough, use a resistance band to help instead of cheating 
  • Pull back the shoulders and pull your shoulder blades together, push the chest forward
  • Lean your upper body forward if you want to focus on exercising your chest rather than your triceps
  • Let the angle between the upper arms and body be a little larger if you want to exercise your chest rather than the triceps
  • Pull your shoulders down
  • Press inwards and upwards on the way up to maximize the chest load
  • Warm up your shoulders properly before you start
  • Perform the exercise slowly
  • Feel free to use a weight hanging around the waist if it eventually becomes too light with just the body weight

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