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Dips for Chest & Dips for Tricep

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

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More vertical = more trieps

More horizontal = more chest

Both will hit chest/tris/shoulders

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

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And go deeper to hit the chest even more

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

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i always do dips with my nachos and cheese :D

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

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

+1 This should be the prime concern IMO.

J

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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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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!:bounce:

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

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i always do dips with my nachos and cheese :D

:laugh::laugh:

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i always do dips with my nachos and cheese :D

I do mine with homous ! c'mon man get the good fats in :lol::lol:

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I think it depends on what your gym has. Basically, the more upright you are the more emphasis you put on the triceps, but all variations work the chest, shoulders and triceps.

I find that the angled dip bars (V bar) allow for better body positioning as you can easily adjust the emphasis on either the chest or triceps based on your body structure. However, most gyms I've come across have the straight dipping bars which don't really allow so much of a body adjustment (some are narrow, some are too wide and some you can adjust by flipping the bars over for a wide or narrower grip).

So really you have to kind of find whats best for your body structure based on what's available to you. Whatever way you do them is gonna be beneficial as dips are an awesome exercise in their own right.

The best position for emphasizing the chest would be angled bars using weighted chain around your neck to help pull you forward more. For triceps, narrow grip straight bars with a dip belt.

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