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This marks the last of 7 guides from Stronglifts. In addition to these guides Stronglifts offers a free 5 x 5 program so if you’re looking for a program to get you stronger, build muscle and burn fat this is definitely something worth trying.

stronglifts-dipsDips: lower yourself until your shoulders are below your elbows. Then rise up again.

Dips are a compound, body-weight exercise. You do Dips by first raising yourself on two dip bars with straight arms. Lower your body until your shoulders are below your elbows. Push yourself up until your arms are straight again. Dips work your chest, shoulders, back and arm muscles.

Proper Dip form is key to avoid shoulder and chest pain. Don’t let your shoulders roll forward. Don’t shrug them either. Keep your shoulders back and down. Lower yourself until your shoulders are below your elbows, but don’t go lower. Do Dips on fixed parallel bars and avoid Ring Dips.

Dips aren’t part of StrongLifts 5×5 by default. You don’t need them to gain strength and muscle. If you want to emphasize your arms and have time to do more, you can add Dips to workout A. But stay focused on increasing your Squat. It matters most for gaining overall strength and muscle. [ Read More ]

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