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Started By GuyNiguere (Somewhere, AL, U.S.A.)

Started on: 9/19/2007 9:59:48 PM, viewed 234 times
chest dips vs. triceps dips

In the consolidation routine, they′re just called "dips."

Which did MM intend, and which do y′all prefer? (I′m a weight-lifting newb.)

http://exrx.net/WeightExercises/PectoralSternal/AsChestDip.html

http://exrx.net/WeightExercises/Triceps/ASTriDip.html

As far as I can tell, chest dips = hunched over and triceps dips = back perpendicular to floor.

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Nilbert_Rafer (Muntinlupa, Manila, Philippines) on 9/19/2007 10:46:57 PM

If I recall correctly, what I′ve read from one of Mike′s books (High Intensity the Mike Mentzer Way, I think) is that what you hit in dips directly are:

1. Chest, when one points the elbows outward on your way down (the negatives); or

2. Triceps, when you don′t spread those elbows.

B-WINE (Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands) on 9/20/2007 4:22:56 AM

I prefer the "chest dip": hunched over, with the elbows pointed outward. It seems more natural for me and that way I can stimulate more overall upper body muscles (including the pecs, front delts, triceps and lats).

B-WINE (Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands) on 9/20/2007 4:25:22 AM

…I′ve noticed, however, that when I do the positive part, i.e., the pushing, I tend to straiten my back a bit more. When I do the negative part, i.e., the lowering, I keep my back more hunched over.

Does anyone else here have the same experience?

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