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"Triceps" dips completely alleviate shoulder pain?

Think of the humerus as a lever. Top of the lever being the shoulder, bottom of the lever being the elbow.            As the bottom goes backward, ...
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Scaling Bodyweight Dips

You want to start with the support position, or what would be the top of the dip. You can move your hands away from your sides a bit, which will dramatically increase the leverage on your shoulders. ...
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What to do with mild elbow pain

I've had tendonitis in both elbows for about 12 years. I had 1 tendonitis surgery which helped a lot. The right surgeon makes all the difference. Shop around if you end up needing surgery. The 2nd ...
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Dips and pushups in the same week?

You can absolutely do them on the same day. There's no way why you should restrain on doing them. You just have to manage your total workload based on how you feel physically and mentally or based on ...
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Are bench dips a good option to get beginners used to full-depth dips?

The value of bench dips in preparing beginners depends greatly upon the technique with which they intend to perform the full dips, for which there tends to be great variation. In the most general ...
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Are bench dips a good option to get beginners used to full-depth dips?

Each person is different, but bench dips puts more strain on my wrists and shoulders than regular dips. The other challenge I had with bench dips was how to bail out when I couldn't complete a rep. ...
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Why do dips hurt the sternum for beginners, but German hangs don't?

First and most importantly, pain of this sort should never accompany exercise, whether we are beginning or we are more advanced. If you are experiencing pain, there is something wrong with what you ...
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Name exercise for abs in the dip bars

The L-Sit and V-Sit fit your bill, they can be done on dip bars (as well as on the floor), arms are straight, and they involve a whole lot of contracting your abs. Maybe that's what you're looking for ...
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Can weighted pull-up and dips lead to lower back problems?

The other answers already stressed the importance of a wide belt and good form. But, what is "good form"? An important factor in both pull-ups and dips, especially if you are concerned about ...
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