Health & Medical sports & Exercise

Build a Bigger Chest With Chest Dips

Chest dips are one of those exercises that most people don't even consider when they sit down to plan out their chest workouts.
While dips are typically thought of as a triceps building movement, the fact of the matter is that with a slight adjustment to the position of your body during the downward phase of this exercise, you can isolate you pectoral muscles and really hammer your chest! I personally think so highly of chest dips that I try to incorporate them into every one of my chest workouts.
It's a phenomenal exercise that really doesn't get the credit (as a chest exercise) that it deserves.
IF you're serious about packing on some real muscle mass in your chest then you need to learn how to perform chest dips properly and make it a point to incorporate them into your chest workouts.
While chest dips and dips in general have been traditionally thought of as a body weight exercise, you really won't be able to get the biggest muscle building benefit from this exercise until you start performing chest dips with weights.
However, in order to get the the level of strength that you're going to need in order to perform weighted chest dips, it's a good idea to perform at least a few workouts of unweighted body weight chest dips in order to learn the proper form and build up a level of strength so that you don't wind up injuring yourself once you add some weight to the mix.
In order to incorporate weights into this exercise you're going to need a weightlifting belt that allows you to hang weight plates between your legs.
The most common type of equipment that see in the gyms these days is a simple weight lifting belt with two round metal rings in the front that allows you to run a chain through them and, then hang the weight on the chain.
These belts can be purchased ready to go, or you can retro fit one of your own weight lifting belts.
In my opinion, the main benefit of chest dips lies in the fact that you can really stretch out your pectoral muscles during the downward phase of this exercise in a very controlled manner.
This allows for more blood and nutrient flow through your chest muscles, while increasing your range of motion and improving your upper body flexibility.
But you do have to careful to not overextend the range of this exercise, as you can hurt your shoulders or tear your pectoral muscle if you're not careful.
In order to get the most out of chest dips and and really stimulate some amazing chest growth, you've absolutely got to learn how to perform dips with good form.
Practice this movement a few times before you attempt to ad any weight.
you may find that you need to build up a base level of strength before you move on to weighted chest dips.
If that's the case, don't worry about it, just focus on performing your dips with proper form and your strength level will increase.
Here's how to perform chest dips in order to stimulate some serious pectoral development: 1.
) Place your hands on the parallel bars spaced out approximately shoulder width 2.
) Straighten your arms in order to lift your feet off of the foot stands 3.
) Slowly lower your body while simultaneously tilting your upper body forward (this is what takes the emphasis off of your triceps and places the bulk of the load on to your chest) 4.
) Continue lowering your body until the bottom of your chest is even with your hands 5.
) Extend your arms and push your body back to the starting position while focusing on leaning forward as much as possible.
If you want to build a bigger more muscular chest, then you've got to add chest dips to your workouts.
Not only will they help you improve the overall flexibility level of your upper body, but you will be able to stimulate your pectoral muscles to grow like never before!

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