Five Undeniable Reasons Why You Should Be Doing Dips


When it comes to doing badass, functional strength exercises, dips are your number one choice. You look badass doing them and they require some muscle work in order to pull them off. Now let’s look at some other reasons why you should be doing dips

No Gym Required

In order to perform dips, you don’t need a gym. You can buy a dip station and do it at home, you can do them on rings in a park, you can do them on a straight bar in the park, you can do them on parallel bars in a park

On the most basic level, you can use a chair and do chair dips at home. So right from the get go you have a very efficient “gym” exercise that you can perform anywhere you want

It’s the Upper Body Squat

No, that does not mean dips count as doing legs. Dips are one of the essential upper body strength building exercises

They workout triceps, chest, and lower back. They also are an excellent upper body mass builder, so try incorporating it in your upper body routine, maybe with some super-sets

They Improve Your Bench Press

Yep, if you are stalling on your bench press, try fixing it with some dips. Dips are an upper body Closed Kinetic Chain (CKC) exercise, which means you do stuff while your hands are stationary

 It’s also an exercise which is easily mastered in its bodyweight form. When you do that, you can easily put a dumbbell between your legs or a weighted vest for extra resistance

They Improve Your Lockout Strength

Another benefit of doing dips is they improve your lockout strength. Think about it, doing dips you are constantly doing lockouts with your body weight. This means you can practice lockouts safely

That brings us to point #3, it can help improve your bench since bench pressing is all about the lockout

They give you a V-taper

Since it’s an upper body exercise working your shoulders, chest, and arms, it will give you an upper-body V-taper look. You will be mean and lean and you will have dips to thank for it

Now that we saw what the benefits of doing dips are, let’s get over some of the dip variations and how to perform them