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Old 05-22-2009, 02:25 PM   #1
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Any thoughts on weighted dips? Like 'em, hate 'em, found them useful, hurts your shoulder? Who trains them regularly?
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Old 05-22-2009, 02:42 PM   #2
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Like em, especially on the rings. I used to train them a good bit. I'll work them back in this summer.
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Old 05-22-2009, 03:32 PM   #3
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weighted ring dips rock
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Old 05-22-2009, 04:04 PM   #4
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I liked weighted dips and ring dips, the ring dips a little bit better although they are a bit more challenging, this is because sometimes depending on the dip apparatus it just makes it uncomforatble. With the rings it's a lot more adjustable for your body.
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I'm personally working on harder dip variations from Sommer's book, before I bother going to weighted dips.
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I'm personally working on harder dip variations from Sommer's book, before I bother going to weighted dips.
Yup you can do all with leverage just as much as stacking on more weight.
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Old 05-22-2009, 04:33 PM   #7
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Been doing these regularly lately (not on rings) and their ability to improve has been remarkable. Much easier progress than any other upper-body press and significantly easier on all levels than weighted pullups. Just generally a really simple to implement chest/tris/back exercise. Tossed on +70lb for 3x5 last time and been having no trouble adding 5lb every workout. Grab a DB in your legs or feet and push. I'm a fan.
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Old 05-22-2009, 05:37 PM   #8
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Obviously, I like them. Favorite pressing exercise actually... I prefer them over HSPUs and such

I wish I could grab a DB between my legs.. that would be much easier, but they don't make DBs heavy enough (well, they do but not common) and my legs couldn't handle it


Both rings and bars are fine. Actually though at higher weights, the rings become like bars. I don't know if any of you have done a bodyweight ring dip, but it only requires a small bit of stabilization compared to just holding your bodyweight up. Movement of the rings outward away from the body requires increasing the ring height relative to the ground which gravity doesn't like.
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Old 05-22-2009, 09:07 PM   #9
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Both rings and bars are fine. Actually though at higher weights, the rings become like bars. I don't know if any of you have done a bodyweight ring dip, but it only requires a small bit of stabilization compared to just holding your bodyweight up. Movement of the rings outward away from the body requires increasing the ring height relative to the ground which gravity doesn't like.
Hah, that's interesting. I can only dream of experiencing that one day.
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One wonders what the pros/cons of using bars vs. rings might be, aside from ergonomics for those with shoulder troubles.
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