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    I've been noticing an increase in sternum pain from doing dips lately. Does anyone have this problem as well off/on ?

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    Are you doing them more for tri's or chest (leaning forward)? If your sternum is hurting, I would guess chest.

    Is it on positive or negative movement?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReaperX View Post
    I've been noticing an increase in sternum pain from doing dips lately. Does anyone have this problem as well off/on ?

    Weighted dips? This happened the 1st time I did weighted dips. Try lowering the weight and building up to it...
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    are dips a new part of your routine or have you always done them and this just started out of nowhere?

    i had some sort of pain like that when i first started doing dips but it went away though after a few months.

    not sure what it was, but it felt kind of like the bones in my rib cage may have been under tension or pressure from the position. and maybe it went away because the supporting muscles strengthened.
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    I did my dips for awhile with bodyweight, then stopped for a bit.

    I started up doing dips again, but since I've gotten stronger I started attaching some weight and have been doing this for about....1 month...so fairly recently started doing them weighted vs. only bodyweight.


    I do them for chest, I lean forward and dip really low to get a full stretch. I was thinking it might be due to starting recently with weighted dips vs. bodyweight, but I wasn't sure.
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    Where are you elbows at the bottom of the movement? If the angle is less than 90 degrees, then you are placing unnecessary strain on yourself.
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    Yeah I think they are slightly less than 90 degrees. I just did a mini simulation here in my cubicle. Next time I do dips, I'll try not going quite as low.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReaperX View Post
    Yeah I think they are slightly less than 90 degrees. I just did a mini simulation here in my cubicle. Next time I do dips, I'll try not going quite as low.
    Going too low causes many nasty shoulder maladies. Some can get away with it depending on their joint structure, but most will pay a heavy price.
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