I want to loose the moobs so I got a dip bar. How do I... not let it defeat me? Elbows hurt so bad when I hop on.

I want to loose the moobs so I got a dip bar. How do I... not let it defeat me? Elbows hurt so bad when I hop on. Should I stretch before or do warm up exercises?

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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How fat are you?

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    don't do dips unless you can do 2 sets of 15 push ups easily. you need a certain level of basic chest strength to do dips properly. warm up with your push up sets before doing the dips.

    if you have moobs you're too fat for dips. a good rule of thumb is don't do more dips than you can do pull ups. if you can't do a single pull up don't do dips at all. you can come back once you have more strength and less fat.

    these are good questions OP don't get discouraged.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      [...]

      what about me?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        this is very strange... if you have 1.5pl8 bench then you have a decent chest. one trick I learned from rich piana is foot placement. if you cross your legs behind you like OP image then the dip is more tricep focused. if you move your feet in front of you like an L-sit then it becomes more chest focused. so try that and see if you can't knock out a dip. but dips are one of the most injury prone exercises that people do regularly. if you have any pain at all doing dips it's better to just forget about them until you have a stronger chest and arms.

        he explains it in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzYDuKis0rE

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I'll try the L sit method thanks

          can you do 2x15 pushups? can you do a decent number of pull ups, let's say 5? if not then don't do dips yet. it's an intermediate exercise.

          >2x15 pushups
          yes
          >pullups
          4 sets. 5-4-3-3 reps

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            weird well try different grip distances narrow vs. wide and do partials and negatives

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I tore my trap doing dips one time. I had to do physical therapy and tape it.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        can you do 2x15 pushups? can you do a decent number of pull ups, let's say 5? if not then don't do dips yet. it's an intermediate exercise.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        This sounds like a form issue to me. Are you having issue on the eccentric (able to slowly descend below parallel)? Or are you unable to get up on the concentric?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          going down, my shoulder complains too much

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Are you contracting your scapulae entirely on the descent? And really squeezing the shit out of them at the bottom? Are you pushing your elbows inward towards your body? Is your head and chest leaning forward?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Use an assisted dip machine or just don't do them. You need insane mobility and strength to do them. I'm like peak twink form benching 2 plates at 75kg and I still do them assisted.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        going down, my shoulder complains too much

        Definitely form issue
        Your shoulder joints can move during a dip, that's why it's better than bench
        Be fully protracted at the top, then sink forward shoulders first, until you're parallel (no need to go ultra deep until you feel good going to parallel), then return upward and the rep is finished when you've fully protracted your shoulders again

        https://i.imgur.com/3w1xa5p.png

        I want to loose the moobs so I got a dip bar. How do I... not let it defeat me? Elbows hurt so bad when I hop on. Should I stretch before or do warm up exercises?

        Remember to lower FORWARD, head facing down, not like guy in your pic looking forward
        Lower yourself leaning forward, hit parallel, then extend upward - your body will probably become more vertical as you press back up, which is fine
        With a pair of dip bars I took my bodyweight dips from like 5 to 35, and now do them weighted

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >35 bw dips
          Full rom below parallel? Hard mirin if that's the case. Still mirin otherwise. I can only do 15 or so. Gonna start adding weight.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >a good rule of thumb is don't do more dips than you can do pull ups
      Incorrect. Dips are much easier than pullups, I can do almost twice as many BW dips as pullups

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just use a band to assist you. If you’re actually big like 250lbs+ you can still get a lot of good development even with an assist. Probably also do some push ups/deficit push ups.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I do pulling movements first.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      this, also because doing back after chest i am much weaker.

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You have to be strong as frick to do dips anon unless you have short arms. If you're overweight then it's gonna be even more difficult.

    Dips train the lower part of the chest mainly anyways, so if losing your moobs is the goal then you're better off doing pushups so you hit the middle and upper fibers.

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    These will without a doubt frick your shit ALL up at some point. Most likely when you least expect it

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >have a table thats about as high as my hip
    >put my hands flat on it, behind my back and bring my body down slow (about five to seven second decline) before pushing up
    >arm basically an upside down L when I lower myself
    >use it as a dip machine while keeping my heels on the ground, toes up
    I feel like its working but perhaps I should focus on pushups and planks for now

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      poor pepe 🙁

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      peas to be angy to apu he's trying his best okeh

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Americans have really weak upper bodies, huh?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Dips just frick with the sternum area for them and Americans don't really train their pecs with push ups and dips unless they are into calisthenics.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      yeah not as strong as you visajeet

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Dips + DB Around The Worlds are the best way to build a well rounded chest that doesn't look like a moob, you just need to do 3 sets to failure every other day.

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >elbowlet
    lmao, cant relate buddy guess you are a gde.

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i get sternum pain doing dips, my shoulders sometimes "collapse" while closing in on failure.
    i try to concentrate on retracting my scap and keeping my shoulders down yet it still happens before chest/tris give out
    what is my weak point? maybe grip width an issue?
    i also get this on machine dips

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I feel like dips are one of those things you shouldnt do until youve been lifting for a bit and have some core muscles developed. They are relatively easy but they put a lot of strain on your shoulders if done incorrectly and will make the average fattie get injured pretty quickly.

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    you need better shoulder mobility, you're probably placing all the tension on the elbows/tricep
    get the chest more involved like pianoman said

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I do them on rings. It's way harder.

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    im fat and do 3x12 dips

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >loose the moobs
    Cut down to 8% bodyfat.

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