The parallel bar dip is a classic exercise that can give you massive triceps that are ripped and well defined. Additionally, it will target your shoulders as well as the chest muscles. It is a compound exercise that will target multiple muscles at the same time. All you need are parallel bars, and some free space to carry out your workout.
However, it is imperative that you perform the exercise correctly to reap its maximum benefits and to reduce the chances of injury. To set yourself into an initial position, stand between the two parallel bars. You need to jump, so as to attain a particular position with your arms locked out. Now flex your elbows slightly and break the 90 degrees bond between them. Do not swing or move while doing the descent. Go back to the initial position by stretching your elbows and lifting yourself higher. Discuss with your trainer and repeat the sets as per the recommendations from your trainer.
You should take care that your knees do not touch the ground while you perform the exercise. Also, avoid a very wide grip and go for a medium-width grip. Work with a comfortable range of motion and never exaggerate it. Always remember not to swing your legs as you dip. In this video, Kaizzad Capadia Master fitness trainer, and co-founder of K11 Fitness Academy shows the correct way to perform parallel bar dip. Follow his detailed instructions to understand the right way of doing a dumbbell bench press. Kaizzad also explains what each movement or each position does to your body and how it benefits you. You could try these exercises to get killer triceps.
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Published: August 9, 2016 1:05 pm | Updated:March 22, 2017 10:49 am