I got a problem, my gym sold all their eqipment and got new machines, dumbells, everything is brandnew
actually a good thing, but unfortunately they don't have the great assisted dips/chin up machine anymore..
I'm not that strong yet so that I can do chins / dips without the assist let alone weighted!!!
for chins I could switch to lat-pulldowns, but what about chest-dips?
my chest routine used to be
flat BB press
incline DB press
how do you do dips if you can only do like 3 reps, I need an alternative! help!
Thread: best alternative for chest-dips
07-07-2005, 09:48 AM #1
best alternative for chest-dips
07-07-2005, 09:51 AM #2
07-07-2005, 09:53 AM #3Originally Posted by Serynu-I'm the man in the box
Weight:130 (145) goal 150 at least
-Squat- 185 goal 200
-Deadlift- 230 goal 275 (THAT'S gonna take awhile)
-Bench- 115 goal 135
If it's easy, it's pointless. That goes for eating too. KEEP EATING
07-07-2005, 10:02 AM #4
07-07-2005, 11:00 AM #5Originally Posted by new_arnie"If you saw Atlas, the giant who holds the world on his shoulders, if you saw that he stood, blood running down his chest, his knees buckling, his arms trembling but still trying to hold the world aloft with the last of his strength, and the greater his effort the heavier the world bore down upon his shoulders - what would you tell him to do?" - Ayn Rand
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07-07-2005, 11:04 AM #6
07-07-2005, 11:44 AM #7
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07-07-2005, 12:44 PM #8
If you can only do three, you have a few options.
1: have your partner hold your feet as you do them. This will take off +/- 25 pounds letting you hit the 8 rep range.
2: Do dips off a weight bench with your feet propped up on another. this will allow you to maybe hit 6-8. It hits the triceps far more, but will help you condition so you can handle 6+ full dips. When you hit 10 reps, throw a 45lbs. plate on your lap and start at 6 again.
3: Decline Bench
Keep doing those three dips in the mean time. it will turn to 4, then 5 soon enough.
07-08-2005, 12:54 AM #9