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2004/01/02 20:13:32 (permalink)

Dipth Width

Alright Guys! As i have a Problem when i Dip (Pain in Collar Bone), I feel this maybe caused by the Fact that i am currently dipping on a home made Dip station that my mate has made (It's basically his Brickwork BBQ) and i think they might be abit wider than a Standard Station, Do any of you know what the ideal width should be for this? Any help greatly appreciated as not only will i be able to sort out a better Dipping Object but also this may shed light on this pain? Thanks for the Help Lads!

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    RE: Dipth Width 2004/01/09 13:33:49 (permalink)
    have you had any injuries in that area? A friend of mine was involved in a car accident and the area underneath where the seat belt was now causes him a similiar pain on any dip movement and some benching.

    There is no set width for the dip station, the ideal width would be about 6-8 inches wider than your torso on either side IMO.
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    RE: Dipth Width 2004/01/09 16:53:17 (permalink)
    I don't really dip, but when I have I've just gone with what's most comfortable.

    As it targets both your triceps and chest.
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    RE: Dipth Width 2004/01/09 17:24:04 (permalink)

    The parallel bars in my gym start off very wide and taper in, getting narrower and narrower. It's great, as it allows you to choose the exact width you're comfortable with. Nice thick bars too.

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    RE: Dipth Width 2004/01/09 22:50:34 (permalink)

    These are just some general guidelines. For an average size guy here are the grip widths I recommend:

    Wide Grip Dips for Chest: 24-25 inches

    Dips for Triceps: 18-19 inches
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