How to do Korean Dips
Start by sitting on top of the dip bar with your hands in a reverse grip beside your hips on the bar. Use your arms to support your body weight and drop your body off the bar. Dip your body down and underneath the bar and use your arms and shoulders to propel back up to the starting sitting position on the bar.
Korean Dips Benefits
- Korean Dips are a gymnastic exercise to strengthen the upper body. This exercise is an advanced type of dip that is often used in calisthenics training. Calisthenics is a form of strength training consisting of a variety of movements that exercise large muscle groups, such as standing, grasping, pushing, etc.
- The Korean dip is not just a showy way of performing a dip but rather a progression of the dip that can help lead to higher level performance. The range of motion performed while doing the Korean dip allows an athlete to build strength only at the expense of mobility and flexibility.
- Korean Dips are a tough dip types that will really test your shoulder mobility. The downside of this movement is that it puts a lot of pressure on your shoulders and elbows, so you should never do it unless you are prepared for it.
- If you are doing calisthenics workouts, Korean Dips provide an excellent upper body workout and you should make them part of your training program to build more upper body strength.
Korean Dips Muscles Worked
This exercise mainly focuses on the triceps and shoulders. They primarily work the muscles in the back of your arms (triceps), but also the front of your shoulders (anterior deltoids), your traps (trapezius) and your back muscles (latissimus dorsi). The biceps and chest are also used to help lift yourself up and back on top of the bar.