How to: Chest Dips
Chest Dip Benefits
- Dips are a closed-chain exercise. As a bodyweight movement that targets your chest and triceps, dips have numerous benefits in terms of strength improvements, mass building, and general fitness performance.
- Dips are literally one of the best exercises you can do for your upper body. Keep in mind that the position of your torso affects the focus of the exercise. A slight forward tilt is better for targeting the pectorals, and the more you bend forward the harder you work the pectorals. An upright posture shifts the focus to the triceps.
Muscles Worked in the Chest Dip
Target - Pectoralis Major
Synergists - Triceps
Synergists - Anterior Deltoid
Synergists - Pectoralis Major, Clavicular
Synergists - Pectoralis Minor
Synergists - Rhomboids
Synergists - Levator Scapulae
Synergists - Latissimus Dorsi
Dynamic Stabilizers - Biceps Brachii
Stabilizers - Lower Trapezius