Dips and chest pain
- 09-23-2012, 07:54 AM
- 09-23-2012, 08:22 AM
Me too but it only happens at times but not when I go down straight without bending forward.the pain is like in the middle of the chest or you can say between my pectorals.
- 09-23-2012, 08:29 AM
Yeah that's where it's at for me I love dips but it's very strange but it sucks cuz it feels like the muscle is going to pulled but usually I just push through it. But on Tuesday, we were lifting for soccer and I was on my 20th rep and I felt a sharp pain as I went down and was like Ahh ****. And tried doing dips yesterday same pain so I'm thinking of taking a rest week and then returning to training.
09-28-2012, 12:02 PM
If it hurts, something's wrong. I would skip that exercise and do something else, if it doesn't feel right. Also make sure that you have the technique down and that you use a sensible, controlled tempo, with no funny stuff, like bouncing or sudden drops to the bottom position.
09-28-2012, 04:05 PM
I used to get this years ago, right in my sternum. One thing that has helped me a lot is doing them towards the end of my workout when everything is thoroughly warmed up, including shoulders. I simply cannot do dips at the beginning because it is too demanding on my joints.
09-29-2012, 11:51 AM
I'll get the strength coach from our football team to supervise me when doing dips to make sure I'm doing them right.Originally Posted by PrimiFit
09-29-2012, 11:53 AM
Yeah that's pretty smart I didn't think of that. Thank you! I'll give it a shot it may also be that my body is just worn out from soccer. It's a really demanding sport. But thanks!Originally Posted by thegodfather
10-01-2012, 06:33 PM
I know what you mean, and by the time I'm through with chest and tris dips kill me. I do like the seated dip machine though. Keeps the stress off my chest and lets me get that tri movement in without any pain.
10-01-2012, 07:49 PM
Yeah I don't have a gym to go to. I workout in the park so obviously no machines haha. But oh we'll just gotta keep on going.Originally Posted by abeckham
10-01-2012, 08:18 PM
I had this too. If I stay vertical and do weighted singles I don't feel the pain. Start from the ground I stead of starting at the top. After each rep touch the ground for a split second and reload. I've found with this method I can use more weight for more reps (+135lbs easy)
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10-01-2012, 09:35 PM
Yeah buddy. Do what we can.Originally Posted by thessbros
10-05-2012, 05:07 PM
Funny this thread came up I was doing dips yesterday and I've started getting a pain on the inside of my right pec. Almost where the sternum is.
10-05-2012, 09:10 PM
Yeah **** happens! But dips are arguably the best workout for triceps and good mass builder for chest too if you don't like benching.Originally Posted by Lukef2000
10-05-2012, 09:34 PM
Look up Gironda dips, I think it's the single best chest excersise I've ever done.Originally Posted by thessbros
10-16-2012, 02:45 AM
chest or shoulder pain? try the seated machine dip if your gym has it
10-23-2012, 06:37 PM
Chest and no we don't have those machines.Originally Posted by wrathchild281
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