Due to a combination of factors I have been working on my dips again.
The rep and set and loading schemes are futile to discuss. Instead I want to share a few more interesting and useful points.
#1 Spine traction
Particular to weighted dips, it is one of the safer ways for you to add traction / axial lengthening to your program. IS that a good thing? Talk to your Doctor first, preferably a good chiropractor.
#2 Contra Specific to overhead pressing
At a vector that is rarely trained in most people’s programs.
#3 Component specific to everyone’s favorite lift
if you don’t know what I am talking about, well that is ok.
#4 One of the few chest exercises that does’t involve having to pick between needing spotters or using isolation movements
Not that either of those are bad, but some people lift alone, and some people don’t have much time.
#5 It is “the upper body squat”
A phrase I first read which I will quote to Dr Randy Strossen.
#6 High degree of variety if possible
I should add a few *** to that, you may require an imagination to sort it out.
#7 Trains shoulder extension
Which sadly seems to be every one’s least favorite upper body movement? If you are wondering guys, YES you will miss your shoulders when they are gone. train all directions guided by feedback.
Certainly one of my favorites.