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    Bench Press and Weighted Dips on same day

    I typically start Chest day with weighted dips. I'm up to BW+105 lbs. Then I do flat bench press, at around 180 or so. This week I switched the order. I found I could do 200+ for 8 reps on bp, but when I did dips later, I was struggling with bw+45lbs. No way could I lift even two plates, and this was with plenty of rest. I had no idea these exercises so strongly interacted to affect strength on one another. I had thought that bp was largely triceps, but it killed my dipping strength. Maybe I should separate these by days...?
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    I do dips after flat bench and have no problems with it, but I naturally suit volume training. Both exercises are chest, anterior deltoid and tricep so it will partly depend on what volume you are doing.
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    dips and bench press on the same day is fine. they both work chest. however as dips taget mainly the lower part of the chest i suggest doing incline bench press rather than flat.
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    You could just alternate which one you start with every training session.
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    Originally Posted by aqua-beowulf
    You could just alternate which one you start with every training session.
    Or, you could just follow the same routine and not worry about how much weight your lifting.

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    Lower the weight if you're struggling. Make sure you're getting a good lean forward to work the pecs as chest dips are suppose too. Unless your ultimate purpose was to work the tris with the dips, I mainly use them for pec development.
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    Originally Posted by Andrew99
    I typically start Chest day with weighted dips. I'm up to BW+105 lbs. Then I do flat bench press, at around 180 or so. This week I switched the order. I found I could do 200+ for 8 reps on bp, but when I did dips later, I was struggling with bw+45lbs. No way could I lift even two plates, and this was with plenty of rest. I had no idea these exercises so strongly interacted to affect strength on one another. I had thought that bp was largely triceps, but it killed my dipping strength. Maybe I should separate these by days...?
    Andrew, like Aqua said, try alternating them. Start with dips in one workout and then presses the next.

    Incline DB presses and dips are my only two chest exercises so I couldn't imagine separating them. I think they go together and complement each other nicely.
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    Not that big a mystery of why your weight decreased. and yes, it's fine to do them both.
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    Originally Posted by _Dominik_
    Andrew, like Aqua said, try alternating them. Start with dips in one workout and then presses the next.

    Incline DB presses and dips are my only two chest exercises so I couldn't imagine separating them. I think they go together and complement each other nicely.
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    Originally Posted by _Dominik_
    Andrew, like Aqua said, try alternating them. Start with dips in one workout and then presses the next.

    Incline DB presses and dips are my only two chest exercises so I couldn't imagine separating them. I think they go together and complement each other nicely.
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