Dips and pushups

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Dips and pushups

Post by AlanOldstudent » Tue Jun 17, 2008 1:12 pm

Does anyone have any ideas why Charles Atlas came up with dips as opposed to push-ups? Can one substitute push-ups for dips with the same benefit, or do they do different things?

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Re: Dips and pushups

Post by Henry Marczak » Thu Jun 19, 2008 7:21 pm

Dips are push ups, you can do them on chairs to get more range of motion. You can even do one arm chair dips, and even reverse the breathing.
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Re: Dips and pushups

Post by warrior » Fri Jun 20, 2008 6:01 pm

they are pushups between chairs , dips are different and do effect the muscles and supporting muscles different, best to use a combination.

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Re: Dips and pushups

Post by combat crew » Sun Jun 22, 2008 9:07 am

I WOULD TRY AS BEST YOU CAN, TO STICK WITH THE COURSE,

YOU ARE LAYING THE FOUNDATIONS FOR FUTURE EXERCISES, AND DEVELOPMENT.

I WOULD SUGGEST CHANGING THINGS AFTER YOU HAVE GONE THROUGH THE COURSE, AT LEAST ONCE.

ALL THE BEST IAN

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Dips Variation

Post by Henry Marczak » Mon Jun 30, 2008 10:30 am

The Dynamic Tension System is designed so you can make it work for your own natural abilities and allows you to feel how your body reacts. A variation of dipping that I do sometimes is - Do one regular dip, the second dip, shift the weight to the right and do a dip on the right arm, come up and repeat a regular dip, then dip on the left side with the left arm.
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