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How to Do a Weighted Chest Dip

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


Hi! This is Maximillian Tapper for Howcast. Now what I'm going to show you today is a weighted chest dip. The difference is it's a chest dip, but you look down I have a 25 lb. barbell hanging from my waist. You obviously need one of these weight belts to have a chain that you can hook something onto and then go away and dip. Let me know you. So as I showed you before when we did the chest dip, the arms need to be out to the side, not behind you. Behind you is more shoulder recruitment; out to the side, more chest muscles. And that's what we're looking for. Here we go: Top position, elbows out to the side, pause, up. Slow on the way down again, elbows out to the side and press. Slow on the way down again, elbows out to the side, press. One more time. Again, the one thing I love to stress when I'm here is safety. I'm the safety guy. You don't want to destroy your shoulders trying to increase your chest size. So, remember, once you get to about parallel to the floor and a little below, there's no real need to go much deeper. You're just going to be damaging the cat. Stay in the weight you can handle. This is a more advanced exercise, so if you're a beginner to intermediate please just focus on getting to the higher numbers in dips before even worrying about putting any weight on your waist. Other than that, you're putting too much stress on your chest that you probably don't need. When you get to 15 dips, then you can worry about this.

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