Chest dips


Major muscles used

  • Pectorals (Lower and outer chest)
  • Deltoids (Front)
  • Triceps

Performing chest dips

  • Raise yourself off the ground and onto parallel dip bars.
  • Your hands should be gripping the bar handles with your fingers on the outside, facing away from your body.
  • Keep your elbows close to your sides and your knees barely in front of you, slightly bent.
  • Slowly lower yourself down to the point where your upper arms (shoulder to elbow) are parallel to the floor or until your lower chest is as low as your hands.
  • Raise (push) your body up to the starting position. Hold for a brief second flexing (squeezing) your chest.

Be careful

  • Don't allow your body to swing around and don't simply drop your body down. Resist your bodyweight and lower yourself in a slow, controlled manner.

Alternative exercises to dips

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