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    straight dips - is it bad ?

    Hello i have a question about dips. I know that people saying for dips you should lean forward. When i lean forward, its actually harder for me (i do less reps) and i feel a lot of shoulder involvement, not pain, but just i feel that shoulders are working out a lot. When i do them in more upright position, im stronger and its more comfortable for me. So my question is, is it necessary to do lean forward motion while doing dips, or i can do more straight position when doing them ? Thanks
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    You won't be able to get full range without leaning forward. You won't be able to keep your wrists aligned with your forearms if you don't lean forward. Also I imagine if you don't lean forward you'll have the tendency to roll your shoulders forward which could cause problems.
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    Squeeze your shoulders back and your lats together when you have your hands on the bars, then start. Doing that takes some of the loads of the shoulders. Worked well for me.
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    I stopped dips a while ago I dont think they're worth the risk
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    With an upright position and arms close you make it more tricep intensive.
    Leaning over elbows more out gets the chest involved much like a decline press.
    On both i wouldn't go down much farther than the upper arms at a 90 degree angle or parallel with the floor.
    This where the shoulders or chest can be open to injury.
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