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    just wondering if anyone did Dips regularly and what they could rep out? I just started doing them a few workouts ago and did 24 today, controlled and a good range of motion. My workout partner is doing them too - a little friendly competition, which I'd reccomend. I fit them in after heavy shoulder press or incline.

    I did 63 around 12 years ago (not quite natural at the time), but I think 24 is pretty good for an old guy. I'm aiming for 30, for now.

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    Why do so high reps on dips? Do you do that for benching too?
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    No sir... only on dips because they are a "bodyweight" exercise and I'm not interested in f'ing my shoulders at this stage in the game. I usually do 5-10 reps on barbell/dumbell pressing (I don't bench anymore, rotators are dead from years of it). I do think that a mix of heavy barbell and higher rep thing like dips works well for mass though.

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    Using bodyweight as a weight will only get you so big. Once you can do 8-12 easy you should be putting some weight round your waist.

    But hey, if it works for you then don't fix it.
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    Geodie, I've been training for 19 years, I have a good idea what works I'm as big as I want to be now, just trying to increase endurance. I do think that working with bodyweight can be great conditioning for a beginner before moving into heavy weights, personally.

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    Cool. How big are you?

    19 years is a long time - well done!

    Where do you live?
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    living in Tenerife at the moment, could be worse

    I'm around 200 at approx 10% bodyfat.

    19 years is a long time to make mistakes unfortunately

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    Ace!

    My mates are off to Tenerife in the summer. Las Americas i believe - the place with Veronica's strip. I hear there's some clubs down there....

    Where were you born?And how have you ended up in Tenerife?!
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    Impressive! At what age did you start?
    Squat...Eat...Sleep...Grow!

    Carpe diem

    Milk.... it does the body good.

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    I'll tell you if you max out on dips first....

    I was born in England (Kent), basically retired now for all intents and purposes.

    Since I live in a nice climate now I can't be a beer bellied bulk monster anymore!

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    13 I think...

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    If it makes any difference to ya, I once did 15 but i'v never tried to go higher. I can do 3 sets of 12 easy but i haven't got a dipping belt yet so i stopped doing them.I'm gonna buy one soon so i can start up again.

    I lowered my rep range to 8 too so once i can do 8 reps with a particular weight i increase weight and drop reps, progressing each week till the next weight increase.
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    that sounds like a good idea. 8 reps is a good rep range for strength gains and mass. A friend of mine did them with 4 20kg plates for 3 reps (natural too, but a power lifter) so set your goals high.

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    Fuggin' Hell!
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