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    Weighted dips vs bench press

    I've heard that doing weighted dips is far better for chest strength and more effective than bench press. I hear it alot in bodybuilding forums. What do you all think?

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    Of all the things which get notably fatigued during practice, the chest isn't one of them.

    Having said that...I give the nod to dips.

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    As a sports-specific exercise for the martial arts, and punching specifically, they both suck fairly massively. I would go with incline dumbbell presses...

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    The bench press is waaaaay overrated!

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    It all depends on the angle of your body and the position of your elbows (on dips). If you remain vertical and your elbows are not too close together you can bomb the lower pec area better than the bench. However, bench is king for upper and mid-chest.
    Last edited by punchingdummy; 5/22/2004 10:27pm at .

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    Originally posted by Tora
    As a sports-specific exercise for the martial arts, and punching specifically, they both suck fairly massively. I would go with incline dumbbell presses...
    Bullshit.

    You chest is one muscle. You don't use a different part of it when punching. And you can't train different parts of it by pushing flat, inclined or declined.


    Now, if you're saying that you should excercise your shoulders or pec minors as well if you want to increase punching power, maybe you should just say that. But don't think just because it looks more like a punch it's more effective than targetting each of the involved muscles individually.

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    leaning forward with dips makes it into basically like a decline press with body weight.

    and you do train different parts of it with different exercises, ass. maybe you should try pumping iron before you start talking out of your ass.

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    Okay. But I got that advice from someone with a phd (DEP). ::middle finger::
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    Your chest isn't one muscle (group)... it's two. One on each side.
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    I keep hearing contradicting thoughts on this. Some people say that the different angles matter, and others say that the angle that you can use the most weight is more important because more weight stimulates more growth. In my own experience, I feel that my strength goes up much more with big heavy compound movements and that it goes practically nowhere when I try using all the little nit-picking bullshit exercises to target different areas of one muscle.

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