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Started By psycho_101 (cairo, nc, egypt)

Started on: 2/26/2009 11:07:48 AM, viewed 460 times
Dips form

hi guys i′ve been doing the consolidation routine and tried the dips when i first started but i was too good at it so i decided to add weight and put 40 kg in a backpack and started to dip. the problem is the back pack cant take anymore weight and i dont know where my elbows should be positioned in order to stimulate the shoulders, triceps and pecs. ie the shouldes pointing to the back stimulates the triceps, but to the sides stimulates the pecs and no triceps. so i′m currently doing inclined presses instead but i want to do dips and i′m considering using a dip machine. what do you guys think?

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Vincent (Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland) on 2/26/2009 11:55:39 AM

Buy a dip belt or continue with incline press. I wouldn′t worry much about elbows position on dips… use the position which allows you to lift the heaviest weight (normaly shoulders to the side). Shoulders pointing to the back may reduce chest activity but NOT necessarly increase triceps activity.

godan (F. Collins, CO, U.S.A.) on 2/26/2009 8:05:13 PM

Weights suspended from the waist are better balanced, I think, than those in a pack. Also, the issue of pack straps pressing into the shoulder is avoided. A piece of an old 11mm climbing rope can comfortably hold the weight I use just tied around my waist. The differences of elbow position, body angle, etc., that some people find important do not seem to matter, or even to occur, to me. My attention is needed for smooth even breathing and controlled 3/3 positives and negatives.

Dopamine (concord, ca, U.S.A.) on 2/28/2009 12:18:23 AM

40kg is a decent amount of weight to be pushing on Dips along with your B/W, good work, how many reps are you doing to failure?

I would loose the backpack, it can put more pressure on the shoulders like godan said, it did with me and caused some pain in my left shoulder, so i have been taking a break from them and will be doing them again very soon. I can′t wait because i get the best benefits out of dips compared to any other pressing movement, like mike said, "Dips are the upper body squat".

Anyways like the other two posts said, get a rope or something and tie it around your waist to hold the weight. That′s what i will be doing now for chins and dips.

If I were you I′d discontinue the incline presses, and go to dips. However I would not use a dip machine, just get a waist belt.

I would also look up proper dip form on google as it will give you more information than i feel i can, and the different positions to hit diff areas.


psycho_101 (cairo, nc, egypt) on 2/28/2009 9:10:12 AM

sorry guys i rechecked my progress chart and it was 35 Kg not 40 Kg and i was 75.5 Kg that time and i did it for 6 reps i′m posting my workout chart if you want to check it out

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