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Dips - Triceps Version

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Type: Strength
Main Muscle Worked: Triceps
Other Muscles: Chest, Shoulders
Equipment: Body Only
Mechanics Type: Compound
Level: Beginner
Sport: No
Force: Push
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Dips - Triceps Version Guide

Main Muscle: Triceps

  1. To get into the starting position, hold your body at arm's length with your arms nearly locked above the bars.
  2. Now, inhale and slowly lower yourself downward. Your torso should remain upright and your elbows should stay close to your body. This helps to better focus on tricep involvement. Lower yourself until there is a 90 degree angle formed between the upper arm and forearm.
  3. Then, exhale and push your torso back up using your triceps to bring your body back to the starting position.
  4. Repeat the movement for the prescribed amount of repetitions.

Variations: If you are new at this exercise and do not have the strength to perform it, use a dip assist machine if available. These machines use weight to help you push your bodyweight.

Otherwise, a spotter holding your legs can help.

More advanced lifters can add weight to the exercise by using a weight belt that allows the addition of weighted plates.



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Bench Dips

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10/10

Jun 6, 2014 3:59 AM: In my eyes, each bodypart has a 'must do' exercise, for chest it's chest dips (yes, more so than the bench press for me) and for triceps it's triceps dips, point your legs down for tri's and keep your chin up, point your feet backward and chin down for chest.



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Jun 6, 2014 3:57 AM: In my eyes, each bodypart has a 'must do' exercise, for chest it's chest dips (yes, more so than the bench press for me) and for triceps it's triceps dips, point your legs down for tri's and keep your chin up, point your feet backward with chin down for chest



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Mar 13, 2014 12:31 PM: Great!



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Feb 3, 2014 4:25 PM: I love dips, tricep version! Sometimes I shift my body weight to the left or right, to put more stress on that particular side. I also do quarter dips to put more emphasis on that third head, down at the elbow.



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Review: Dips - Triceps Version

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10/10

Dec 30, 2013 8:24 PM: Do these and tri's get blasted...go lower and chest gets some too....



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Sep 26, 2013 1:10 PM: I always do this . till failure . I love it



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Sep 3, 2013 5:18 PM: You want big tris? Add weight to these and you'll groooooooooow!



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10/10

Jun 26, 2013 11:33 PM: love these! ever since i started i sort of viewed these as a benchmark of my tricep progress,



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Jun 14, 2013 7:42 AM: awsome



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May 18, 2013 12:57 PM: try this - a 3 second descnend on the way down and explode up, this will build up your triceps!!!!



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