How to gain strength with dips –No equipment required!

How to gain strength with dips –No equipment required!

One of the most effective ways to progress in strength dips target a few muscles in your upper body. The good news is that you don’t even need any equipment!

As it can be deduced by its name, dips involve a dipping motion of the body. The good thing about this exercise is that it requires minimal equipment. Almost anyone can perform deeps, but as dips require a degree of mobility in the shoulder joint, they should be avoided if you suffer from shoulder injuries.

Dips work on upper-body strength, they especially target the triceps, shoulders and chest, but they also engage the core.

A guide to dips:

To perform a dip you have to:

1. Place your hands on an elevated surface –it could be a chair or bench–, with the palms on the edge.

Place your hands on an elevated surface

2. Fully extend your elbows and support your body, hover your glutes off the chair and keep your heels on the floor and your knees slightly bent.

Fully extend your elbows and support your body

3. Lower your body and bend through your triceps and make sure your elbows and hands form a 90-degree angle and press your body back up, exhale and repeat.

 

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Nick Connelly

Though he spent most of his time on camera, covering major sports events, Nick’s life-long dream was to become a sports columnist. Today, Nick researches and covers workout routines, exercise-related tips and tricks and sports diets. In need of an effective training routine? Look no further than Nick’s articles.+ info

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