The dip is an essential movement for developing strength in your shoulders, chest, and triceps. This demo of the dip is done on gymnastics rings, which is considerably harder to do, but they can be done on parallel bars as well. Either way, dips are a great way to work on your pushing mechanics at the end range of your shoulders.
How To Do a Dip:
Proper Dip Form:
- Start in a support hold with elbows locked out, hands turned out, long neck and hollow body position
- Initiate the dip by sending the shoulder forward
- Always keeping the elbow directly over the wrist and forearms vertical
- Reach the bottom of the dip with your shoulder below elbow (just like squatting with hip below knee)
- Press back up and finish in the same strong support you started.