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    Best Sub For Dips?

    i dont have a dipping station or parallel bars...and was wondering wat would be the best (or closest sub for dips)?

    would it be dumbbell pushups (because of the stretch), or bench dips (leaned to hit more of chest, n less of tri's)...or what? Chair pushups? thanks in advance for any feedback

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    Decline bench press.

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    anything that hits pecs/tris oughta be fine I think

    bench
    narrow grip bench
    etc.

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    Do them off a bench with you hands behind your back. Can put feet on something, if there something around.

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    Originally posted by gopher
    Decline bench press.
    I'd tend to agree...

    I was having some slight discomfort in my clavicle from weighted dips, and now use the Hammer Strength decline instead. Much less tricep involvement, though (I'm stay upright while dipping), which I actually kinda like.

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    Chair dips are an excellent substitute, surely you have two chairs you can dip between? Check out 'Arnold the Education of a Bodybuilder' for full exaplanation
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    thanks u guys

    yeah berserker, thas wat i thought, bench dips would be a good sub

    i'll try em all out in different routines or cycles i do when i change up n see which one i react to best

    Skillz

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    well, are you trying to isolate the tricep, or just do a dipping motion during chest??
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