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belligerent

How do dips compare to other pushing exercises, such as the standard chest/bench press, in terms if the musculature they target?
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HeavyHitter32

All I know is my triceps always stand out a bit more from Dips. There is no other movement that causes the same effect I get. Just avoid deep stretching on this movement as that can be very hard on the shoulders. I use about the middle 70-80% range of motion avoiding lockout as well.
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Tony Williams

Great exercise -- triceps and shoulders as well as chest to some extent.

If a person cannot do a regular dip, there are several other ways to do them such as a chair with your feet on the ground. I used to call them "baby dips".

I've never had a shoulder problem from them, but I can certainly see where it could be a problem.

Tony
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Tony Williams

And very hot salsa is good too.

Tony
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farhad

Massachusetts, USA

Properly performed, it is a fantastic exercise for overall upper body strength and growth. I love doing this before or after a set of lat pull-downs or pre-exhausted with peck-decks.

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AShortt

Ontario, CAN

Dips and Chins...all time fav.

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Andrew
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DNAHelix

New York, USA

farhad wrote:
Properly performed, it is a fantastic exercise for overall upper body strength and growth. I love doing this before or after a set of lat pull-downs or pre-exhausted with peck-decks.



Pre-exhausted peck decks before the dips would work the chest very well.

Dip works my chest pretty well by itself. Sometimes I pair it with seated hammer strength press - very effective.

Dr.D had a great chest routine with dips in his super high intensity bodybuilding. Check that one out.

Weighted negative dips - extremely powerful exercise, probably in itself substitutes a number of upper body compounds as well as isolation moves.
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Tony Williams

If you do dips and chins together, do you one or the other first?

I've always done chins then dips. There is absolutely no reasoning behind it. I am not a trainer, and possibly, doing dips first might be more beneficial. Just curious.

For me, it's just habit, like putting my left shoe on first.

Tony
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Turpin

Tony Williams wrote:
If you do dips and chins together, do you one or the other first?

I've always done chins then dips. There is absolutely no reasoning behind it. I am not a trainer, and possibly, doing dips first might be more beneficial. Just curious.

For me, it's just habit, like putting my left shoe on first.

Tony


I like to combine the two as well Tony and ( like you ) I place chins first.
Reason; They allow a good stretch of the pecs and shoulders in prep for the dip.

T.
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Tony Williams

Turpin wrote:
Tony Williams wrote:
If you do dips and chins together, do you one or the other first?

I've always done chins then dips. There is absolutely no reasoning behind it. I am not a trainer, and possibly, doing dips first might be more beneficial. Just curious.

For me, it's just habit, like putting my left shoe on first.

Tony

I like to combine the two as well Tony and ( like you ) I place chins first.
Reason; They allow a good stretch of the pecs and shoulders in prep for the dip.

T.


That makes sense. Had not thought of that T.

In other words, chins are a good warmup for the dip.

Thanks,
Tony
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davise

Chins and Dips (weighted). Two of the best exercises you can do. Be careful with going too low on dips. If you feel the need you can do negative only chins and dips after you go to positive failure (use a step stool or bench to use your legs for assistance). Periodically I do chins with a 10/3/10 rep cadence...very humbling and have to reduce the weight quite a bit. On dips I do not lockout at the top or go too deep in the stretch (parallel only).

When I first moved into my house and didn't have a lot of equipment in my garage I did trap bar deadlifts, chins and dips and got pretty good workout. I prefer more variation than this, but it did the job until I got more equipment.
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davise

I prefer chins first for the same reason mentioned. Personnally I find chins harder than dips so I want to put the harder exercise first.
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DukeMatisse

I find i need to perform the dips before the chins otherwise the pump from my biceps gets in the way of the dips range of motion.
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Landau

Florida, USA

Dips/Push-ups: A Favorite of Alan Calvert.
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natemason5

Ontario, CAN

AShortt wrote:
Dips and Chins...all time fav.

Regards,
Andrew


I've always felt the same way.

Nate
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bobj

Chins/Dips and push-ups are the cornerstone of my upperbody training. I do cycle them in and out though every couple of months.
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iflyboats

I performed dips immediately following the static pullover today and I think my chest was the limiting factor.
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Mr. Strong

Dips are great, need the bars at the right width though.
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