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Last time we discussed the fundamentals of what is in my opinion one of the most complete and result-producing movements one can do for the upper body–dips.
Bench dips, parallel bar dips, & straight bar dips are all fantastic compound movements that will recruit virtually all of the upper body pushing muscle groupings.
With each of these exercises there are various ways to increase the level of difficulty for increased progression.
You can continue for infinity adding difficulty to any of the movements or simply progress to more advanced progressions.
After the mastering of the basics (3 sets of 15 quality repetitions) if you wish to proceed, here are some variations to try:
Tuck Planche (variations)
As you gain strength and proficiency, you will be absolutely amazed at what these movements will do for your physique.
To take the exercise (and your results) even further you can progress to Weighted Dips and/or Gymnastic Ring Dips.
These variations will provide excellent stimuli to build incredible strength and will help create that classic V-taper.
If you do not have a preconditioned shoulder issue and reasonable shoulder flexibility you will see outstanding results from either of the two movements.
** A note on including dips into your regimen**
These movements (especially weighted dips & ring dips) place a great deal of stress on the shoulders and chest—part of their effectiveness.
You may want to check with your doctor or an orthopedic professional before including them in your training.
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