Form Cues: Starting with your butt on the ground, reach behind and grab handles with a neutral grip. Slowly extend your arms and propel yourself upward until your arms are straight.
Posture Cues: Keep your feet on the ground, knees slightly bent, lower back and core nice and straight.
Breathing Cues: Inhale on way down, exhale on way up
Modifications: Dips can be performed using a box of varying height, or can be performed with an actual "dip" bar.
Misc: "keep your elbows as still as possible, drive through the hinge and straighten your arms"
|Ray Binkowski is the Owner of Fitworkz, DeKalb, a 24 hour hybrid fitness training center, author of several fitness and health books and the producer and host of the OCB Midwest States bodybuilding and fitness competition. Most importantly to us, he is an expert on functional fitness that has consulted military, law enforcement, tactical entities, professional athletes and people from all walks of life to optimizing their physical readiness and capabilities. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Northern Illinois University and various fitness certifications. He is also a husband, father and loyal dog owner who does not appreciate clowns.|
Fitworkz Instructional Series: TRX Dips