How To Do Seated Dips with Parallettes | Movement Breakdown

How To Do Seated Dips with Parallettes

You can do dips just about anywhere and parallettes are no different. Two different ways to do them based on your fitness level in the video and below we go more in depth why you need to add dips with parallettes into your routine

Muscles Worked

Seated dips with parallettes primarily target the triceps, which are the muscles at the back of your upper arm. They also engage the chest, shoulders, and the muscles in your upper back to some extent.

Alternative to Seated Dips with Parallettes

An alternative exercise to seated dips with parallettes is the standard parallel bar dip. In this exercise, you would use parallel bars instead of parallettes and perform the dip in a standing or slightly leaning forward position. This exercise works the same muscle groups but may require more upper body strength

Benefits of Seated Dips with Parallettes:

  1. Triceps Strength: Seated dips with parallettes are excellent for building triceps strength and size.
  2. Shoulder Stability:They also help in enhancing shoulder stability as the shoulders are involved in stabilizing the movement.
  3. Chest and Upper Body Development: These dips engage the chest and upper body muscles, contributing to a well-rounded upper body development.
  4. Variation: They provide a variation to standard dips and are a useful addition to any workout routine to keep it fresh and challenging.
  5. Core Engagement: Seated dips also require core engagement to stabilize your body during the exercise.

Advantages over Standard Dips or Standard Seated Dips

Seated dips are still dips, but carry different benefits to the standard dip. Dips with parallettes can isolate the triceps more effectively because your legs are out of the equation. This allows for more focused triceps work. Unlike standard dips where your legs bear some of your body weight, seated dips isolate the upper body muscles even further. AND some individuals may find seated dips with parallettes more comfortable, as they don't put as much strain on the shoulders and wrists as standard dips.

If you're feeling discomfort in your shoulders doing dips, give the seated dips a try!

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