Most Important Upperbody Exercise

  1. 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. 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
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  3. 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. 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. 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

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  6. true!!!

    I wish we had rings at the gym.


    Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    They're even worse on rings.

  7. Muscle ups sound awful.. And I can't help but want to try this out.. today is upper body too... Hmm...

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. 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])
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