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    Dips for Chest & Dips for Tricep

    Had a quick search but I couldn't find an answer for this.

    If you want to focus on the tricep when doing dips should the body be as vertical as possible or leant forward?

    And then which way to focus on chest?

    I seem to hit both which ever way I do them but was wondering how best to concentrate my form depending on whether I want to work chest or tricep.

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    Re: Dips for Chest & Dips for Tricep

    Or for that matter should elbows be out or tucked in?

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    Re: Dips for Chest & Dips for Tricep

    More vertical = more trieps

    More horizontal = more chest

    Both will hit chest/tris/shoulders

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    Re: Dips for Chest & Dips for Tricep

    ^^^^and no need to lock out the arms fully for chest dips but make sure you go down to parallel

    for triceps dips lock out the arms fully

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    Re: Dips for Chest & Dips for Tricep

    Elbows in (Similar to CGBP if you think about it)

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    Re: Dips for Chest & Dips for Tricep

    And go deeper to hit the chest even more

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    Re: Dips for Chest & Dips for Tricep

    elbows out will hit chest more, elbows in will hit tricep more. More important is the angle of your body though...

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    Re: Dips for Chest & Dips for Tricep

    Just do them however feels the most comfortable and get very strong on them IMO.

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    Re: Dips for Chest & Dips for Tricep

    i always do dips with my nachos and cheese

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    Re: Dips for Chest & Dips for Tricep

    I've started holding a 15 kg dumbell between my legs doing dips now, definitely feeling the benefit.

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    Re: Dips for Chest & Dips for Tricep

    Quote Originally Posted by Lois_Lane View Post
    Just do them however feels the most comfortable and get very strong on them IMO.
    +1 This should be the prime concern IMO.

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    Re: Dips for Chest & Dips for Tricep

    Quote Originally Posted by Smitch View Post
    I've started holding a 15 kg dumbell between my legs doing dips now, definitely feeling the benefit.
    get a dipping belt, they're a god send

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    Re: Dips for Chest & Dips for Tricep

    Quote Originally Posted by Smitch View Post
    I've started holding a 15 kg dumbell between my legs doing dips now, definitely feeling the benefit.
    i always have 15k btween my legs!


    Dips are dips change your angle to shock the mucle, they are a compund.

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    Re: Dips for Chest & Dips for Tricep

    Quote Originally Posted by jjb1 View Post
    i always do dips with my nachos and cheese





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    Re: Dips for Chest & Dips for Tricep

    Quote Originally Posted by jjb1 View Post
    i always do dips with my nachos and cheese
    I do mine with homous ! c'mon man get the good fats in

 

 
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