How to Do a Chest Dip

Learn how to do a chest dip from certified personal trainer Max Tapper in this home chest workout for men video from Howcast.

Hi, this is Max Tapper again for Howcast. Now what I’m going to show you to do today is a chest dip. Okay, now obviously by saying chest dip means there’s another type of dip. Dips normally are done close to your body. For a chest dip, your hands need to be a little wider, your arms need to be coming from the outside in to the midline of your body. So this is what it’s going to look like. Instead of a closed grip where you’re coming forward, these are going to be out to the side. So your dip will look like this. Down, up, down, up. Now, very important again we’re going to go onto our shoulders. The deeper the dip is, the more strain you’re going to put on a shoulder. So, at this position of ninety degrees in your arm, you’re doing a lot of work. The further down you go, the more stress of the shoulder. It may feel like you’re doing more work, which you are but it’s bad work. You do not need to put that stress on the shoulder. Focus everything on your chest, arms out to the side, come to the midline and you’ll see a lot of different results.