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    seated dip machine vs regular dips

    Basically there is a hammer strength seated dip machine at the gym I go to that you can add weight to via plates to make it heavier. I started using it since either there is always someone using the belt that you can use to add weight for the regular bar dip or cant find them at the time. I still do regular bar dips as a superset in between a tricep exercise but it is only body weight but I get my heavy dips in on the machine. Am I hindering myself by doing this? Is there really that big of a difference?

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    Buy a dip belt. They're like 20-25 dollars and you can use them for chinups/pullups also.

    I prefer the belt weighted kind, but it really makes no difference.

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    ^--Agreed. Buy your own dipping belt.

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    assuming you didn't want to purchase a belt, you could put a dumbbell between your feet/legs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cards View Post
    assuming you didn't want to purchase a belt, you could put a dumbbell between your feet/legs.
    I'll put a dumbbell between your legs.










    wait.....













    wut?

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    This is ghetto sounding, but indulge me...


    I use a fucking rope and tie it as a poor man's dip belt. Would I buy a dip belt? Yes, but this gym has this random ass rope that I tie around my waist and put the weight in the rope. Simple and very DIY.
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    My old gym had that plate loaded dip machine. I personally loved it. I found it worked better on chest days as a decline bench press/chest dip.... but youre not missing a whole lot by using the machine. And sitting facing the machine and turned out makes you hit different areas...
    But what you're doing now isnt hindering anything. The more variety the better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZAR-FIT View Post
    My old gym had that plate loaded dip machine. I personally loved it. I found it worked better on chest days as a decline bench press/chest dip.... but youre not missing a whole lot by using the machine. And sitting facing the machine and turned out makes you hit different areas...
    But what you're doing now isnt hindering anything. The more variety the better.
    I agree.. the machine locks you in nicely and allows you to isolate the muscle. On the dip bars, you can end up spending too much time paying attention to the dumbbell that is dangling between your legs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardgainerwiz View Post
    you can end up spending too much time paying attention to the dumbbell that is dangling between your legs.

    I have this problem daily..
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    buy a weighted dip belt, the benefits will out weight the cost within the first year.
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