Maxing Out On Weighted Dips
- 01-21-2006, 09:01 PM
- 01-22-2006, 04:36 PM
I agree with Big Vrunga ; dips are one of the best upperbody movements . I believe you can get as close to your natural potential by being progressive on Squats , Dips and Chins.
The problem of course is remaining progressive and using the weight you'll need to continually overload your muscles with just the three movements.
I know someone who runs a well known gym in Phila who used 20 rep squats , negative dips and negative chins to the extreme many years ago and now wishes he didn't. He's still in great shape and trains, etc but has some never-quite-healing injuries and such he attributes to the amount of weight he worked up to in using these three big exercises.
01-31-2006, 06:31 PM
Man, I've been scared ****less after reading this thread. I'm 19, 145lbs and do sets of 6 with 95lbs and I can hear a popping sound if I go too low. I'm really going to have to be cautious about not going below parallel while going heavy. I sure as hell don't need a RC injury...or any injury for that matter
01-31-2006, 07:58 PM
I know what you guys mean. I just started doing weighted dips and yup, sure enough my right shoulder is giving me rotator cuff probs. I'm done doing them, weighted anyway. At first I didn't know what the problem was. My shoulder is pretty sore, but not painful yet. It warning me though. No more of those.
01-31-2006, 08:06 PM
Listen, don't blame the exercise ... some of us went about things in a way that could have been better.
The guy I told you about did negatives to an extreme. He realizes that now.
My injury was because of a couple of things ;
One was that I was supposed to be 'off' training for two weeks as I had just reached another goal I set for myself, 405 X 15 in the trap bar deadlift.
I then happened to visit a friend who managed a World Gym in Florida and thought it would be a shame not to take advantage of having a workout in such a nice gym compared to where I usually trained which was pretty much a ****-hole.
I decided to tune down the workout poundages but couldn't back up when it came to the dips - because I'm an *******. The second thing was made it worse was that I felt tired and a bit overtrained and the dipping bars were much wider than I was used to , yet couldn't make myself reduce the weight even for one ****ing workout. Can you say STEWPITT ????
This **** that happened to me easily could have been prevented ... and the sad part is I KNEW I was ****ing up but still went ahead anyway. It wasn't the dips - it was how and when I did thanm that ****ed me up.
Anyway, I'm fine now and I would just tell you to be careful about things. Let what happened to me teach you something.
Also, when I went to the doctor and told him I thought I had a torn rotator cuff by doing dips, he immediately said 'NO WAY', that the rotator could stand what I did , that usually a RC injury is a quick, unnatural movement that ****s it up. That was when he right away said mine was a minor tear of the pec minor .
Hope this makes you feel better and continue dipping ... I still believe it's one of the best upperbody movements you can do and you are certainly stong it it. Just be careful and train smart ; I just happened to let my guard down for a week and it KO'ed my dumb ass .
BTW, that was the only training injury I had in 20 years of training.
02-03-2006, 08:51 PM
Yeah...I have to be real careful not to agrivate my shoulder when doing dips.Originally Posted by bioman
I don't even do weighted ones anymore, mostly slow movements,higher reps, utilizing TUT.
I do love the movement though.
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