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    Dips for chest?

    I was just curious about something in the WBB1 routine that I am doing. It has dips scheduled for the chest and back day. In the past when I did dips, I feel them in my triceps MUCH more than my chest. I did a little expirementing, and it seems if I lean forward more, it hits my chest better. Was I just using the wrong technique before?
    The only reason I am concerned is that the dips really exploded my triceps. They got pretty big pretty quick after I started doing dips, as oppsed to the regular tri- pressdowns, etc.
    Lastly, would it fatigue them too much if I did dips on both the days I work chest, and the days I work tri's?
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    what you said is right, im pretty sure anyway

    when you are upright it works your Tri's more, but if you lean forward dips work your chest more

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    You have 2 chest days AND a wholly separate day for triceps?

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    No, I do the WBB1. I was asking if it would be overtraining to do dips on BOTH the chest day and the tri day.
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    well it depends how close you train each muscle group.. 36hrs or recovery for each muscle group on avg.. Depends how much intensity too.
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    Do you people also find it extremely dificult to lean forward and hit the chest with dips while holding a dumbell on your legs or is it just me? I'm having trouble with this....

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    That puts your body at a weird angle. I would invest the $30 in a dip belt as soon as possible.

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    I think I'd have trouble holding two or three 45's that way. Though I simply must try it next time I dip.
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    I'm shure you would....

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    For me it's more comfortable to put the db between my legs vs. using a dip belt...

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    At what rep range should I move to weighted dips? Is it time to go weighted if I can do 3x8 at bodyweight? I'm nowhere near there yet, but I hope I will be eventually. Oh, and I mainly do them to blast my triceps, not my pecs.
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    If you don't want to by a dip belt you can use a backpack.

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    Originally posted by Neil
    If you don't want to by a dip belt you can use a backpack.
    Uuuuuuumm...That would probably solve the problem as it would move the gravity center in the right direction, i had forgotten that option. Thanks.

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    I used to use a backpack, but just got my dip belt in the mail. The backpack is ok for the lighter weights, but mine was starting to tear a bit and getting hard to put on. I also think a dip belt would be a better center of gravity ( directly underneath you). Plus something just feels weird about doing pullups with a backpack on (If you do those as well)

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    Well, i'll try the bagpack while i don't get the dip belt. Anyone know any sites in Europe that sells them?

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