I don't know if this is the right forum, if not, sorry.
But when I do dips, and then stop, I get a painful feeling in my sternum.
Should I stop and go see a doc?
I like doing dips, and I don't wanna stop.
And which is better? Close hand or wide hand?
And also I think Detard (could be wrong) told if you lean ur head in, for chest..and head back for tris. Idk.
So, close grip + head back = massive triceps.
Last edited by WestsideWarrior; 04-21-2007 at 01:08 PM.
I used to get that akward chest pain too ... it doesn't really feel like an injury though so idon't think its something to see a dr over. Personally i just sucked it up and did them anyway.. I stopped doing them altogether though.
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To be honest, this still happens, but not to the extent that it used to. I don't do dips every week either. I don't really know.
I'm not quite sure what you're feeling, but to me it sounds like something to quit doing dips over.
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I think I get the same pain you're talking about. I get it during the set, at the lowest point of the rep. It feels like pressure behind my sternum, really have no idea what it could be. If I try to spread me arms back as far as possible (like an exaggerated yawning motion) I get the same pain.
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I get the pain in my sternum as well. As for what muscles are hit I think it has to do with where the elbows are. Elbows out will target pecs and elbows in tris. Where I currently train the dip thingy is tapered so you can target either muscle depending on which way you face.
the pain is the tendons pulling. make sure you warm up and stretch properly first, and don't stretch your neck while doing them. It's better to keep your chin down when doing anything that puts stress on the shoulder joints.
It kind of feels like taking a giant bong hit? I use to get that but not anymore.
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