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2004/03/08 19:15:51 (permalink)
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Dips - only chest exercise

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At the moment I just do weighted dips for chest, I use a wide (ish) grip. I'm doing 3 X 5 and ATM add about 35Kgs. Today I did them with a narrower grip and managed to add more weight - 45kg and think I could do 50+ before long. The only other upper body push I'm doing is military press on a different day

q1/ So if I can do more weight with a narrow grip should I change to narrow grip?

q2/ if so, would this take the focus away from my chest, would I need to add a chest exercise to my workout?

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    Neil420
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    RE: Dips - only chest exercise 2004/03/08 20:10:09 (permalink)
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    A closer grip will shift some focus off your chest and onto your tri's, so really depends on what u want out of the exercise
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    RE: Dips - only chest exercise 2004/03/08 20:17:48 (permalink)
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    Yep I know, that's why I'm asking the question
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    RE: Dips - only chest exercise 2004/03/08 20:23:12 (permalink)
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    I think it's about finding a balance. As with bar benching, most don't go as wide as poss they find a nice range that leaves the forearms 90 degrees to the floor..... I would adopt a similar approach for dips, not excessively wide but not so narrow to detract the focus.
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    RE: Dips - only chest exercise 2004/03/09 10:53:33 (permalink)
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    thanks dirty & neil, I'll just do what feels natural then
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    RE: Dips - only chest exercise 2004/03/09 12:27:34 (permalink)
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    i would go for the heaviest weight you can manage. even if you are taking less emphasis off your chest [slightly] by dipping 50kg, its not like you would say no to another inch on your triceps is it?
    rob
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    RE: Dips - only chest exercise 2004/03/09 13:07:10 (permalink)
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    true, thanks mate
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    RE: Dips - only chest exercise 2004/03/10 15:41:57 (permalink)
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    Can somebody please explain to me what dips exactly are because iam not sure and ive heard they are good too. can i do them at home?
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    RE: Dips - only chest exercise 2004/03/10 17:15:08 (permalink)
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    No probs, this is a dip

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    RE: Dips - only chest exercise 2004/03/10 17:22:21 (permalink)
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    thx man... the technique looks hard to get used to! Has ge got weights attached to a belt hes wearing?
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    RE: Dips - only chest exercise 2004/03/10 17:30:19 (permalink)
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    yes you can buy a dipping belt, or adapt a lifting belt if you have one with a length of chain or rope and hang the weights from it.
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    RE: Dips - only chest exercise 2004/03/10 19:10:49 (permalink)
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    here you go StevieWinder read this
    http://www.naturalstrength.com/weightroom/detail.asp?ArticleID=1046
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    RE: Dips - only chest exercise 2004/03/11 18:00:39 (permalink)
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    Thx for that symzie that website was useful. by the way your clown picture freaks me out for some reason hehe :)
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    RE: Dips - only chest exercise 2004/03/11 18:31:30 (permalink)
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    The guys going too low in that picture IMO. surely that puts too much strain on the shoulder ??
    I think that when your upper arm is parallel to the bars it is low enough if you are going heavy
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    RE: Dips - only chest exercise 2004/03/11 18:44:55 (permalink)
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    It is a bit deep - this might be a better one

    http://www.bsu.edu/webapps/strengthlab/images/dip.mpg



    [:o)]
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    RE: Dips - only chest exercise 2004/03/11 21:02:17 (permalink)
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    Perfik Seems to be a really good site for checking form !!
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    RE: Dips - only chest exercise 2004/03/11 21:21:43 (permalink)
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    yeah I usually find what I'm looking for on one of them (bsu or exrx)
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    RE: Dips - only chest exercise 2004/03/13 20:13:59 (permalink)
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    The guys doing the exercise totally wrong for his chest he`s training his triceps,You need to have the elbows pointing out to the sides first of to take the emphasis of the triceps and onto the chest,then round the back and have the feet in front of you(not behind)with your toes out in front so that you are making a half moon shape with your body,then dip all the way down and come back up to just short of lockout keeping that half moon posture all the way throughout,to make it different only use the bottom 4 inches of the movement to put move emphasis on the lower outer pecline and remember when doing chest the idea is to not press up(shoulders,triceps)but to squeeze yourself up with your pecs.
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