Tricep Dips

  1. Registered User
    onimusha's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    74
    Rep Power
    108

    Tricep Dips


    Guys how to do dips for triceps? bec i notice its more on chest...

  2. Registered User
    phil216's Avatar
    Stats
    5'9"  157 lbs.
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    new jersey
    Age
    40
    Posts
    418
    Rep Power
    354

    Try to keep your elbows in tighter and use a more narrow hand spacing (if you have v bars to dip on). When you let your elbows flare outwards more you shift focus to your chest
  3. Registered User
    nemo's Avatar
    Stats
    6'2"  230 lbs.
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Philly
    Posts
    1,649
    Rep Power
    1233

    Keep your body straighter, like your legs under you,.. the further back your legs go, a person tends to lean forward, and this involves the chest more.
    Think training's hard,. try losing!
    •   
       

  4. Registered User
    suncloud's Avatar
    Stats
    5'9"  201 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    NAPA CALIFORNIA
    Age
    37
    Posts
    6,353
    Rep Power
    3259

    Quote Originally Posted by bonscott View Post
    Keep your body straighter, like your legs under you,.. the further back your legs go, a person tends to lean forward, and this involves the chest more.
    exactly. when you do dips for triceps, its body as straight as possible, looking straight ahead.

    which chest dips, i tuck my legs back, chest forward, neck forward, and i can barely feel my triceps working.
  5. Registered User
    slanno's Avatar
    Stats
    5'7"  150 lbs.
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    texas
    Posts
    85
    Rep Power
    114

    Just got done doing a training set that used alot of dips.Your going to want to tuck your elbow's in as close to your body,and face directly forward do not stair down. Also its really easy to hyper extend your shoulders when doing dips, just lower your body enough to have fists a couple inches lower then your deltoids.
  6. Running with the Big Boys
    Board Sponsor
    crader's Avatar
    Stats
    5'3"  126 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Age
    40
    Posts
    7,259
    Rep Power
    51552

    Why not do tri dips on a bench. Put your legs straight out in front of you on the floor. I guarentee you will feel it in the tri's that way. Or to make it harder put your feet up on a bench also.
  7. Registered User
    BifWebster's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    south suburbs of chicago
    Age
    27
    Posts
    233
    Rep Power
    229

    ^^ all good advice above, I don't know how the dip racks are set up at your gym but at mine, the handles are adjustable and can be widened / narrowed, the narrow option is better suited for triceps. I also noticed that Ihave to use a slower negative in order to keep my body vertical.
  8. Registered User
    Rugger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    4,062
    Rep Power
    4769

    Narrow grip, elbows in, chest up, balls to the wall
  9. Registered User
    Joshua86's Avatar
    Stats
    5'10"  180 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Kentucky
    Age
    27
    Posts
    408
    Rep Power
    279

    Bench dips (reverse pushups) are also a great triceps exercise. It's easier to add weight to parallel bar dips, but I can concentrate more on my triceps when I do bench dips.

    I like to make them the last exercise in my upper arms workout. I usually finish with variations of 21s on bench dips. I like it!
  •   

      
     

Similar Forum Threads

  1. DIPS
    By NJbreed in forum Training Forum
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 08-31-2009, 06:50 PM
  2. Dips
    By ReaperX in forum Exercise Science
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 10-05-2007, 02:51 PM
  3. BEST way to do dips?
    By solid711 in forum Exercise Science
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-17-2006, 09:46 AM
  4. Dips?????
    By Tatt2d in forum Exercise Science
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 05-11-2004, 11:58 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Log in

Log in