parallel dips

Muscle Groups

chest pectorals
Parallel dips is a bodyweight exercise that targets triceps, chest and shoulders. For this exercise, parallel bars or two sturdy chairs are required. The starting position involves gripping the bars or the edges of the chairs and lifting your body with your triceps until your arms are straight. Next, lower your body by bending your elbows until your shoulders are at the same level as your elbows. Return to the starting position by straightening your arms. To intensify the workout, cross your feet behind you and lower your body while leaning slightly forward. During the exercise, make sure to keep your elbows close to your body and avoid locking your joints at the top of the movement. This exercise can help increase upper body strength, improve posture, and enhance athletic performance. However, it may be challenging for beginners or those with limited shoulder mobility. It is recommended to start with assisted dips or bench dips to build strength before attempting parallel dips.