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    Weighted dips

    When should I do them in my chest workout? Right now I've been doing them last and by the time I'm finished with DB and Incline DB press my chest is fried and I can hardly do reps with bodyweight. Should I do them first?

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    I wouldn't do them first. You can't really do a decent warmup for them. The assist machines feel completely different, at least for me.

    Try them second. Flat, dips, incline one week. Incline, dips, flat the next. That'd keep it a little more interesting too.

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    Hmmm.....around 14 weeks ago I finished my 2nd set of heavy dumbell press, walked over to the dip station , put a 30k dumbell between my calves and performed 2 sets of wide grip weighted dips.

    The next day i had bad chest pains especially leaning over or taking deep breaths, and it turned out I had chostochondritis ( I`m assuming, as my doc or the hospital refused to do anything about it ), and havent been able to train chest for 14 weeks.. It hurts quite badly when I train still but I`m tired of waiting as it was still as painful last week as it was when I first did it. So I`m trying to work around it.

    Last time I`ll do weighted dips..however they were my favourite excercise. Tips = Dont add too much weight, dont go too deep, dont do them last....just make sure you`re thoroughly warmed up before you do them.
    Rememeber after every dark night, comes a bright day so no matter how hard it gets stick ya chest out, keep ya head up and handle it ! - Tupac shakur

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    Chostochondritis? Sure sounds more like a chronic thing than an acute injury.

    You sure you didn't rupture one of your pecs? Sounds like that would be a totally different pain than your rib cartilage, but pec ruptures are weird pains too.

    I'd ask another doctor. Or two.

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    Second that. Costochonditis shouldn't last 14 weeks. Two months maybe, but 14 weeks for a healthy guy who did lay off the chest workout? I'm no doctor nor a sports medicine expert, but at 14 weeks, I'd pretty much run for a second opinion (or third) on anything that bothered me that long.

    Good luck!

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