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Steele
08-04-2006, 08:35 AM
Gonna sound really stupid, but is there a way to do dips on the power rack, or is a completely different piece of equipment required? And if you can't, are there any exercises you can do that are roughly the same? Assuming i have an incline/flat/decline bench, power rack, dumbells and barbell set.

Cheers,
-Steele =)

Bob
08-04-2006, 08:37 AM
Bench Dips..
Have you got some chairs.. use the seats.. if they are strong enough, use the backs.

Clifford Gillmore
08-04-2006, 08:41 AM
If you live in an apartment with a fire escape you can use the stairs on that.

Steele
08-04-2006, 08:42 AM
Awsome, thanks for quick response. Just checking out WBB1, cant wait to start !:P

-Steele

Steele
08-04-2006, 08:46 AM
Lol, i live in England, kinda realise most of the posters on here are from USA. I actually thought about taking a working holiday there sometime, not sure how to go about that though :p

-Steele

Petey1
08-04-2006, 09:04 AM
Steele, where you from ?

im in Manchester.

you could also try decline dumbell presses instead of dips.
i am two weeks into WBB1 and progressing well.
gonna try do some pics this weekend for before and afters.

Steele
08-04-2006, 09:07 AM
Nice man, you gotta link me the piccys =) I'm in kent atm, was gonna go uni in leeds but scratched that, working in a bar atm and aspiring to join the fire service next year, if i don't take some time working abroad. You new to the fitness lark?

-Steele

Dinosaur
08-04-2006, 09:56 AM
Any place you see two bars close enough and high enough, you can do dips off of.

Natetaco
08-04-2006, 09:59 AM
could try decline bench as a trade off?

Guido
08-04-2006, 10:09 AM
You could do close grip bench press if your main goal is to build your triceps. They are the next best thing to dips.

Steele
08-04-2006, 10:23 AM
It's rated as a chest exercise in WBB1, so : / The close grip bench press is on day 6, trying to find an alternative. Bench dips looking good atm =)

-Steele

Steele
08-04-2006, 10:28 AM
I also see that the only abs exercise is 4 sets of 8-10 crunches. I'm happy with that, but is it sufficient?

-Steele

ShockBoxer
08-04-2006, 10:28 AM
WBB1 is sneaky like that. It has a few excercises that target a muscle directly and then a bunch more that target it indirectly on different days. The result is that each body part is hit more than once a week regardless of how the days actually read.

Steele
08-04-2006, 10:31 AM
I also see that the only abs exercise is 4 sets of 8-10 crunches. I'm happy with that, but is it sufficient?

-Steele

bjohnso
08-04-2006, 10:43 AM
If you have a power rack with adjustable safety catches you can put 2 barbells across that and do dips on those. 4 sets of abdominal work is probably enough seeing as how your core gets hit pretty hard doing squats and deadlifts. Your core is involved in everything you do and does not need much direct work.

BG5150
08-04-2006, 12:44 PM
I also see that the only abs exercise is 4 sets of 8-10 crunches. I'm happy with that, but is it sufficient?

-Steele
It is if you are doing weighted crunches.