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Dips- how low should you go?

I am working on my triceps and other non-bicep muscles and have started to do dips in addition to the 200 pushups I have started to do each day. (Which really work wonders) What is the correct form for doing dips using the chair in my office?

Thu. Jun 22, 8:29am

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i belive you should stand with feet shoulder width apart, and while keeping your back straight, bend at the knees and do not allow more than a 90 degree angle to form in your bent legs.

Thursday, June 22, 2006, 11:17 AM

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never bend your arms more than the 90 degrees on a dip.

Thursday, June 22, 2006, 1:33 PM

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Another good position to do dips is in a "crab" position - feet on the floor, and hands on the floor, fingers pointed toward your toes, and push up so that your abs and butt are flat like a tabletop. Then bend your elbows (but not your waist), unbend, repeat. I have trouble just getting into that position, but if you're more flexible, it could work well! We do that in my dance class.

Thursday, June 22, 2006, 2:18 PM

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have you switched to doing pushups with your legs elevated on either a balance ball or a chair? It's basically the "advanced" push up...

Thursday, June 22, 2006, 2:41 PM

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I like bench dips -- hands on a bench (or bed), feet up on a chair, bent at the waist with butt down. Then you can bring your armpit down to the level of your hands.

Thursday, June 22, 2006, 2:48 PM

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These are all fantastic ideas, thank you so much. I am a guy, I'm getting cut and it is great! Thanks to everyone at PT who has helped me.

Thursday, June 22, 2006, 3:43 PM

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