Most Important Upperbody Exercise

  1. Registered User
    RenegadeRows's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    8,672
    Rep Power
    191395

    Most Important Upperbody Exercise


    I guess it depends on your goals.

    My workout yesterday was to do as many dips as I could in 15 minutes.

    7 minutes into it I was doing sets of 2-3

    This morning, I will safely say that dips hit my whole upper body better than any other single exercise.

  2. Registered User
    dlew308's Avatar
    Stats
    6'0"  185 lbs.
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    People's Republic of Kalifornia
    Age
    39
    Posts
    1,648
    Rep Power
    920

    you could do a pullup or chinup high enough, then dip, slowly lower down all the while with your legs out, that'd be pretty tight
  3. Running with the Big Boys
    Board Sponsor
    Rodja's Avatar
    Stats
    5'10"  220 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Texas
    Age
    30
    Posts
    23,079
    Rep Power
    918001

    Quote Originally Posted by dlew308 View Post
    you could do a pullup or chinup high enough, then dip, slowly lower down all the while with your legs out, that'd be pretty tight
    You mean a muscle-up?
    M.Ed. Ex Phys
    •   
       

  4. Registered User
    dlew308's Avatar
    Stats
    6'0"  185 lbs.
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    People's Republic of Kalifornia
    Age
    39
    Posts
    1,648
    Rep Power
    920

    Is that what it's called?

    Ok pull-up, muscle-up, dip, lower down, curse, rinse and repeat




    Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    You mean a muscle-up?
  5. Running with the Big Boys
    Board Sponsor
    Rodja's Avatar
    Stats
    5'10"  220 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Texas
    Age
    30
    Posts
    23,079
    Rep Power
    918001

    Quote Originally Posted by dlew308 View Post
    Is that what it's called?

    Ok pull-up, muscle-up, dip, lower down, curse, rinse and repeat
    They're even worse on rings.
    M.Ed. Ex Phys
  6. Registered User
    dlew308's Avatar
    Stats
    6'0"  185 lbs.
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    People's Republic of Kalifornia
    Age
    39
    Posts
    1,648
    Rep Power
    920

    true!!!

    I wish we had rings at the gym.


    Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    They're even worse on rings.
  7. Registered User
    ozarkaBRAND's Avatar
    Stats
    5'9"  175 lbs.
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    30.2747, -97.7404
    Posts
    4,279
    Rep Power
    5600

    Muscle ups sound awful.. And I can't help but want to try this out.. today is upper body too... Hmm...
  8. Registered User
    dlew308's Avatar
    Stats
    6'0"  185 lbs.
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    People's Republic of Kalifornia
    Age
    39
    Posts
    1,648
    Rep Power
    920
  9. Registered User
    Flick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    70
    Rep Power
    144

    Quote Originally Posted by RenegadeRows View Post
    I guess it depends on your goals.

    My workout yesterday was to do as many dips as I could in 15 minutes.

    7 minutes into it I was doing sets of 2-3

    This morning, I will safely say that dips hit my whole upper body better than any other single exercise.
    Eventually you'll want to use some added weight though. I love dips, but I eventually got too used to doing them. I could do 10 sets of dips and not be sore the next day. I like to add some weight and do them at the end of my chest routine. I'm up to adding 100lbs now for around 6-8 reps. The most I've ever done without added weight was 60. I think it's a record in my gym, haha.
  10. Registered User
    RenegadeRows's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    8,672
    Rep Power
    191395

    Quote Originally Posted by Flick View Post
    Eventually you'll want to use some added weight though. I love dips, but I eventually got too used to doing them. I could do 10 sets of dips and not be sore the next day. I like to add some weight and do them at the end of my chest routine. I'm up to adding 100lbs now for around 6-8 reps. The most I've ever done without added weight was 60. I think it's a record in my gym, haha.
    Right on, I have a weight vest coming to me in the mail. I find it more balanced than using a belt with a hanging plate
  11. Binging on Pure ****ing Rage
    Board Sponsor
    Mulletsoldier's Avatar
    Stats
    5'10"  215 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    12,226
    Rep Power
    27062

    For me at least, plyo is always supplemental to isotonic movements. I believe firmly in progressive overload, in an intensity and not necessarily volume sense. Your BW does not increase fast enough to work with progressive overload in that capacity. However, I love to throw in one plyo., movement at the end of a weight session. Medicine Ball pushups at the end of a bench session, for example.

    (this is speaking in terms of muscle-building in the aesthetic and classical strength sense [as different fibres are worked and much functional strength gained with Plyo])
  •   

      
     

Similar Forum Threads

  1. Most Important Supplement ever!
    By Socrates44 in forum Supplements
    Replies: 231
    Last Post: 02-06-2009, 12:05 AM
  2. Most important qualities of a Personal Trainer:
    By motiv8er in forum General Chat
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 04-13-2007, 10:47 AM
  3. Replies: 53
    Last Post: 10-26-2006, 12:11 PM
  4. Replies: 60
    Last Post: 09-19-2006, 05:26 PM
  5. most important event in history
    By spatch in forum Politics
    Replies: 73
    Last Post: 09-14-2006, 10:38 AM

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