Body weight dips work multiple muscle groups and are a very big compound movement that everyone should have in their routine.
Dips especially target the chest and triceps, but also will work the back, core and shoulder muscles.
- While on the dips station, depending on your height, either jump or stand so your arms are straight at the elbow but not locked out. You should never hyperextend any joint!
- Slightly leaning forward slowly bend your elbows down supporting your bodyweight.
- When your arms are at 90 degrees, push back up to the start position and repeat.
If this is too difficult, to build up your strength you can use a step and push minimally through your legs. Make sure you lower yourself down slowly with as little assistance as possible.
Be sure to come see a personal trainer if you need any assistance.
Good luck and happy training!
Ben Wilson, Personal Trainer, Caversham Health & Fitness