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weighted dips for chest?

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2005/07/27 20:13:08 (permalink)

weighted dips for chest?

hi, just started cashmans routine and am due to do this today

Dumbell Flat Bench - 4 sets 6-8 reps
Weighted Dips For Chest - 4 sets 6-8 reps (last set to failure)
Incline Dumbell Fly- 4 sets 6-8 reps (last set to failure) (Lay so head is at the top of the bench)
Skull Crushers - 3 sets 6-8 reps (or close grip bench press)
overhead cable presses 3 sets 6-8 reps (last set to fail) (or close grip bench presses)

in my gym there is no attachments to add weights to my body for dips?

is there an alternative to weighted dips for chest?


dumbell chest press 47.5kg each hand
shoulder press dumbell 35kg each hand
olympic bar squats 155kg
olympic bar deadlift 165kg
(not max`s just what i train with)
27yr 86kg 9%bf
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    cleg
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    RE: weighted dips for chest? 2005/07/27 20:18:38 (permalink)
    Is there no chance of getting your hands on an ordinary weightlifting belt?I just use a belt with a loop of rope and whack a dumbell in it.The weight of the dumbell holds it tight so it doesnt fall out.
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    VENOM6PAK
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    RE: weighted dips for chest? 2005/07/27 20:22:12 (permalink)
    yeah ive got a belt but no rope lol

    also id have to carry the belt around with me in gym just for the sake of 3 sets

    mite be only option just thought thered be another machine/dumbell technique i could use instead of the dips

    dumbell chest press 47.5kg each hand
    shoulder press dumbell 35kg each hand
    olympic bar squats 155kg
    olympic bar deadlift 165kg
    (not max`s just what i train with)
    27yr 86kg 9%bf
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    cleg
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    RE: weighted dips for chest? 2005/07/27 20:32:55 (permalink)
    I've heard of a dip machine,but I must confess I've never seen one in any of the gyms I've been in.What about doing dips at a slower pace to make them harder?
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    VENOM6PAK
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    RE: weighted dips for chest? 2005/07/27 20:36:50 (permalink)
    nah lifting my own bodyweight doesnt even change my facial expressions if u know wot i mean

    wouldnt a decline barbell press be the same muscles?

    dumbell chest press 47.5kg each hand
    shoulder press dumbell 35kg each hand
    olympic bar squats 155kg
    olympic bar deadlift 165kg
    (not max`s just what i train with)
    27yr 86kg 9%bf
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    kinglean
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    RE: weighted dips for chest? 2005/07/27 21:24:52 (permalink)
    Stick with the dips IMO.
    How about a back pack with plates in it?
    I do what cleg says, thats the only movement i wear a belt for........that and weighted chins / pull ups.
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    MrBojangles
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    RE: weighted dips for chest? 2005/07/28 00:16:42 (permalink)
    buy a belt and take it to the gym?

    http://www.power-star.co.uk/acatalog/Traditional_Body_Building_Belts.html

    £18.49 delivered (or £14.99 if you can collect from manchester like I did)

    Can't say fairer than that
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    RE: weighted dips for chest? 2005/07/28 11:10:23 (permalink)
    Venom- Stick a dumbell between your knees and see how you feel with that to begin with.
    Put the dumbell between your legs above the knee then cross your legs to lock it in place.

    I am lifting BW(103kg) and 25kg dumbell without too much discomfort. I am not sure how heavy a dumbell you could take like this before it starts to get impractical though.
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    RE: weighted dips for chest? 2005/07/28 11:11:14 (permalink)
    untill i got a dip belt i used a dumbell between my feet.
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    RE: weighted dips for chest? 2005/07/28 15:18:48 (permalink)
    or if u really want to control your form, try balancing a 20kg plate on top of your head, works

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    RE: weighted dips for chest? 2005/07/28 15:45:22 (permalink)
    Do my dips at the end of my chest sets, gives a lovely burn LOL and don't feel like I need to add weight.
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    RE: weighted dips for chest? 2005/07/28 16:11:45 (permalink)
    if you want size add some weight.
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    RE: weighted dips for chest? 2005/07/28 17:08:48 (permalink)
    holding a DB between your legs can put strain on the hams, its OK for smallish DBs but when you get heavier get a belt.

    HOwever I made my own belt from bits I bought in B&Q. Just got some braiding in the rope section, a big climbing clip, a rope joiner so I could make a couple of loops and bingo I had my belt made in about 5mins and it cost me about £3, all parts from B&Q. So far its held over 20K without any problems.

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    RE: weighted dips for chest? 2005/07/29 00:59:36 (permalink)
    It is worth the money to invest in a dip belt. Weighted dips are one of the best, if not the best, mass builder for the chest. Just carry the thing around, who cares...

    Another good thing about the belt is that u can use it for weighted chins and calf raises. I just got mine 2 weeks ago, and have had the best workouts of my life since.

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    RE: weighted dips for chest? 2005/07/29 10:47:12 (permalink)
    ^^^ agee
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    RE: weighted dips for chest? 2005/07/29 15:20:03 (permalink)
    Fully agree with the above - Dips are def worth sticking with so buy a belt ! you wont regret it cos as mentioned above you can use it for chins etc.. aswell. Everyone at my gym used to take the p@ss out of mine but now they all borrow it - its become abit of a joke !!

    Everyone underestimates the kick to the groin !
    From this position I can also deliver.... the headbutt out of nothing !
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    RE: weighted dips for chest? 2005/07/30 02:05:55 (permalink)
    Get the belt, it a small price for a big gain.
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