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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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How to properly do dips?

Dips are not complicated, so most people simply don't think about writing about them. The basic idea behind dips is: Start fully upright Lower your body until the shoulders are roughly parallel with ...
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Feeling my chest being built during dips?

It's not really a case of dips hitting chest instead of triceps. Dips hits both. But depending on how you do it, it will be working one more than the other. If you want to engage triceps more, try ...
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Can weighted pull-up and dips lead to lower back problems?

Short answer Don't worry about it. Longer answer Weight belts are NOT going to give you any problems unless you pack on an obscene amount of weights. And this is a catch-22 anyway, because the ...
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Effects of doing many push ups, pull ups, dips?

It will, up to a point. If you can only do 5-10 straight reps before having to break then it's still heavy enough to build decent muscle for you. Once you can do around fifteen or more in a row, ...
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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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Can weighted pull-up and dips lead to lower back problems?

Progressive weights and good forms are usually deterrent against injuries. when it comes to weightlifting. The exercise itself will not result in any injury; however, you'll injure yourself if you ...
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Is it safe to suddenly add more weight to weighted pull-ups and dips?

If it's harmful for the spine, it will let you know in the form of pain or exhaustion. Since you're working with weights less than 100kg, there generally isn't much reason to believe that your back ...
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Working out at the playground?

Actually, gymless training has been a trend for a few years. There is a growing amount of information available in books, DVDs, and the internet about this kind of training, under the names of "...
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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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Effects of doing many push ups, pull ups, dips?

The body responds to shock. Once you can successfully do 100 pushups, 50 pullups and 40 dips daily the body will no longer consider this a shock and rather a routine. At this point, if you keep at it, ...
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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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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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Working out at the playground?

Is this satisfactory enough to build muscles up? Provided you are in a caloric surplus(eating more than your TDEE, by adding 100~500 cal to your TDEE), then yes. Also since you are running, make sure ...
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Is it safe to suddenly add more weight to weighted pull-ups and dips?

To build muscle, it is best to do a variety of repetitions. There is no magic number at which your spine will be hurting (especially as biomechanics do not cause an injury). Try to do one session a ...
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Shoulder pain after training - How to continue?

How you should react totally depends on what your specific medical diagnosis is, which we can't speak to. However in a (perhaps?) similar situation, what worked was a drastic temporary reduction in ...
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What muscles are targeted when doing inclined dips and push ups

A number of muscles are being trained when doing forward tilted dips. Triceps Long head Lateral head Medial head Front Deltoid Pectoral major (generally the lower pectoral area ) Push ups are ...
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