Sunday, June 5, 2011

Parallel Bar Dips

Maybe you remember about the Chair Dips? Now it's time to take it to the next level with the Parallel Bar Dips. For this exercise you'll need parallel bars (most gyms have them) or two tall sturdy chairs. Grab the bars/chair corners, elevate then go down (stop when your triceps are parallel to the bars). Go back up and repeat. This will blast your chest, shoulders and triceps. This is an advanced move so make sure you use good form in a controlled manner; going really low can hurt your shoulder. Do 3 sets of 5-6 reps (you may not be able to do as many at first, be patient and work your way up).

  • Works several large muscle groups in the upper-body.
  • Can injure your shoulders. Please consult a physician before doing those if you have chronic shoulder pain.
  • Requires equipment: bars or sturdy chairs.