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Corkey private msg quote post Address this user
I usually do them for tri's(dont feel it at all in my chest)

Does this apply to everyone or am i just doing them wrong?
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SwoleAnimal private msg quote post Address this user
Dips are one of my favorite chest excersises. You should definetly feel them in the pec. It may just be a matter of developing some pec muscle first, but really focus on that mind-muscle connection.
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jjosoba private msg quote post Address this user
Hey if you are not feeling this in your chest then you are not doing it properly. Your body is upright during this exercise. while in the dip position lean forward as far as you can and hold and squeeze pecs for a second or two at the top of the motion.
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Originally Posted by jjosoba
Hey if you are not feeling this in your chest then you are not doing it properly. Your body is upright during this exercise. while in the dip position lean forward as far as you can and hold and squeeze pecs for a second or two at the top of the motion.


as he said you can tailor the muscle you want to focus on primarily by body position
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Corkey private msg quote post Address this user
Alright thanks guys, would this only apply to parrallel bar dips or could it also work with a dip machine and your hands in a thumbs against your side position?
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Dragonian private msg quote post Address this user
cant answer that one myself un familiar with a dip machine, but isnt it a seated exercise so i guess your body would be more locked into one range of motion?
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SwoleAnimal private msg quote post Address this user
Its easier to do on body dips. I do seated dips specifically for tris.
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MrMailliw private msg quote post Address this user
Not sure what that guy meant when he said being upright means you are doing it wrong.
I did them upright today because I wanted them to be tricep dominant.
That is like saying CG bench is wrong because it doesn't hit chest most effectively.
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hurricane92 private msg quote post Address this user
You have to get a nice lean into them if you want to feel them in your chest, but when you do, it hits your inner chest better than just about anything. Only complaint I have about them is that it REALLY tears at your inner chest and I feel like I pulled my left pec pretty bad from doing them
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Zwalk private msg quote post Address this user
Now imma do these for chest....I always just do em for tris
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salvati5 private msg quote post Address this user
tuck your chin into your chest and lean foward as far as you can while still keeping still, if you don't feel them in your chest you have a problem.
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hurricane92 private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by Zwalk
Now imma do these for chest....I always just do em for tris

I suggest getting a warmup set of cable flyes in before you do them or else you may hurt your pect like I did. Its no fun injuring a pectoral.
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Zwalk private msg quote post Address this user
I always do cable flyes, I'll probably end with these anyway, or incorporate them into my tricep sets
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hurricane92 private msg quote post Address this user
@zwalk, that's probably the best way to go even
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seansm10 private msg quote post Address this user
zwalk - structure them around as a big movement. like say if youre doing flat bench, do them after as like youre second exercise, i think theyd probably comprimise your shoulder if youre fatigued already
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Thor private msg quote post Address this user
More upright - more tris
More forward - more chest
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