Dips are great for exercising the shoulders, chest AND arms – if you do them properly, they can become an integral part of your regime – whether you want to bulk up, or if you just want to tone.
A few quick sets are perfect for upper body toning, while slower, graduated sets as part of an upper body routine will help stress your muscles to add bulk.
It’s vital that you get this technique right, otherwise you may well strain your elbows and wrists, and won’t get the benefit of the movement.
My preferred technique is to slightly lean your body forward, dip so that your elbows are at 90 degrees, making sure that your back is straight, you legs are relaxed, and you are balanced – you really don’t want to be wobbling about!
Then push up and establish a rhythm.
It sounds so easy! It takes a while to get the hang of this, so if you can only do one, that’s great – do two tomorrow!