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Internal rotation in dips?

Here's a picture of athleanx demonstrating dips https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMyFe-IL7Ks I understand the forward lean is required in dips, but doesn't this make the exercise extremely susceptible ...
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Chest trauma during dips on horizontal bars during workout, pain in the upper part of anterior chest wall, hard to breath deeply [closed]

Sorry if it's considered off-topic here, I hoped there will be plenty of people to share their experience, as I now know that's a very frequent trauma during this kind of exercise (should I knew it ...
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How to make dips harder?

I have been doing dips for a long time now and they start to get too easy. Right now, I can do many reps on traditional dips so the exercise gets a little boring. Therefore, I am looking for a way to ...
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Are bench dips a good option to get beginners used to full-depth dips?

Many people get shoulder or chest pain when doing dips without experience. Are bench dips a good preparation exercise for beginners? Do they help reduce injuries and discomfort when doing dips? ...
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Why do dips hurt the sternum for beginners, but German hangs don't?

Often, when beginners try dips for the first time, they feel a pain in their sternum. I have felt it too: I was able to do more than 60 push-ups in 60 seconds and bench 120 kilograms years ago, but my ...
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Should I be doing push-ups if I can do dips in order to hit chest muscles?

I was doing the following exercise https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBJTLMaJZrQ for some weeks. I had been doing just 3 sets of normal push-ups till the fatigue before, so it took only a few weeks for ...
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Scaling Bodyweight Dips

After a long hiatus from any form of workout, I'm attempting to scale myself back into a regular bodyweight routine. The only issue I'm having is with Dips. I don't have access to a set of parallel ...
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"Triceps" dips completely alleviate shoulder pain?

I'm no expert in glenohumeral anatomy, but I've noticed that if I do "triceps-style" bar dips, I have no pain nor impingement in the shoulder joint whatsoever. This is the version of dips where the ...
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Name exercise for abs in the dip bars

How do you call an exercise that consists in holding the dip bars with the arms straight (during the whole exercise) and contracting the abs? What is it good for?
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What to do with mild elbow pain

I've had a mild tennis elbow about 3 months ago. I went to the doctor and she confirmed it. It took about 2 months before it healed. I think it was the result of doing dips and/or pullups. The pain ...
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Dips and pushups in the same week?

My routine on triceps and chest workout, as of now, is: every first week — pushups twice and dips once; every other week — vice versa. I can't do dips and pushups in the same day, so basically, that ...
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How to properly do dips?

I haven't been able to find as much information on how to properly do dips compared to all the other information I've been able to find on squats, deadlifts, etc. Dips just don't seem to be as well-...
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Effects of doing many push ups, pull ups, dips?

I am wondering if doing lots of push ups(100), lots of pull ups(50), and lots of dips(40) daily will build muscles. That's all. Thanks.
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Feeling my chest being built during dips?

So dips are supposed to hit triceps, right? Well today at my gym I did about 40 of them and my chest still feels like its expanding right now, but my triceps don't. Is this normal? Can dips be hitting ...
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Working out at the playground?

So I am having financial trouble and don't want to pay for a gym membership, so I'm wondering about working out at the playground. I would probably be doing pull ups, decline push ups, one legged ...
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Can weighted pull-up and dips lead to lower back problems?

I've read that doing weighted pull-up and dips with weight using straps can lead to hernia and lower back problems. (specifically damaging intervertebral disc and pressuring femoral artery(with ...
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Is it safe to suddenly add more weight to weighted pull-ups and dips?

After training pull-ups, chin-ups and dips for a while I started adding weights(slowly with the same amount of set and reps). My weight is ~86kg and I currently add ~12kg using backpack, and do 5 sets ...
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Shoulder pain after training - How to continue?

I started weight lifting training again after a pause of 5 years. I started really slowly, always did a good warm up (10 min cardio + first sets with reduced weight). After two months of training I ...
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What muscles are targeted when doing inclined dips and push ups

I basically do 20-25 dips which is slightly inclined towards the wall and then some push ups of 20-25 for starting. The height is 5Ft 11 and weight 69.1kgs Male for which i am underweight. My ...
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Dip bar width to involve chest

I go to a nearby park and do dips on parallel bars. I try to do them with my elbows not flared out i.e. tucked by my side. I feel my triceps getting engaged a lot but I don't feel it in my chest. Is ...
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Alternative to dips when no suitable "equipment" available to do dips?

I've been following Nerd Fitness's bodyweight program, starting with the beginner exercises and having built some muscle, now starting to add some of the advanced exercises. Among the advanced ...
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Should I be doing dips or push ups?

I am currently trying to progress on both the hundred push ups and the one fifty dips programs. I cannot do them on the same day of course, they both put a huge strain on my triceps. And while ...
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How do I do dips without rotator cuff pain

I want to be able to train dips, with a goal of moving to ring dips, then muscle ups. My problem is that when I do regular dips, or machine assist dips, I get a high, consistsent level of shoulder ...
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