Thread: Rings or Dip Bars?
01-25-2013, 09:48 AM #31
01-25-2013, 09:55 AM #32
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Have YOU ever even done ring dips??? There is no flaring out to the side. Well, maybe if you just start training and you are quivering like a bowl of jello lmao but you get over that pretty fast. Your fists will always be shoulder width apart. Does Rippetoe advise again V shaped dip bars too? Because that is closer to what you are describing.--- Equipment Crew Member No. 21
01-25-2013, 09:58 AM #33
01-25-2013, 10:33 AM #34
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I think the point here is that ring dips are harder to control, and if you're doing them with added weight or pushing yourself to failure, it's going to be much easier to break form and hurt yourself than if using bars that are stationary.
I've done both types of dips, and I generally stick with dipping bars when I use added weight for that reason. My opinion probably would have been different 10 years ago, but I've accumulated enough injuries over the past few years that I'm no longer willing to risk it.
01-25-2013, 01:37 PM #35
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But for argument sake (and I'm not really "arguing", just discussing the point).
1. Most people aren't going to start off doing many reps with BW, let alone adding weights. Like with any exercise, the strength will come and the muscles supporting the shoulder should strengthen as well.
2. If you did ring dips with your arms as far out as that diagram....yeah, I can see it being an issue with the shoulder joint.
For the record, I've separated my right shoulder in the past. From time to time, I have issues with overhead press and when I do bag work....I've never had issues doing weighted dips of any kind.
Jetigen - don't take what I said as me being a PITA. If you're not comfortable with ring dips and weight (for whatever reason), that's you and I totally respect that. My experience, in spite of the shoulder issues I've had, I've not had any problems. It's an interesting exercise to get used to, harder than most people realize, and incorporates a lot of stabilizer muscles....that's why I prefer them over a dip station.
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01-25-2013, 03:33 PM #36
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01-26-2013, 03:22 AM #37
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Plenty of good opinions and info. I just wanted to add the link to the Gymnastic Ring Round Up thread which gives reviews and such on a few different ring brands plus a ton of tutorials and exercise videos.
http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showth...hp?t=120190661--- Equipment Crew Member #14
01-26-2013, 11:27 AM #38
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