Weighted Bench Dips Video Guide

Exercise Profile

  • Strength
  • Other
  • Compound
  • Push
  • Intermediate
  • Chest, Shoulders
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Triceps Exercises Diagram Target Muscle Group

Exercise Instructions

  1. Set up for the weighted bench dip by placing 2 flat benches parallel to one another around 4-5 feet apart (you may need to adjust the width to suit your height).
  2. Place your hands on the edge of the other bench as shown in the video. Put your heels on the edge of the opposite bench at around shoulder width apart.
  3. Have a training partner place a weight plate on your thighs. This is the starting position for the exercise.
  4. Keeping your body close to the bench, slowly dip down until your elbows are at the same height as your shoulders.
  5. Slowly push back up squeezing through the triceps.
  6. Do not lock the elbows out at the top of the exercise, and repeat.

Exercise Tips:

  1. t is possible to setup for this exercise by yourself. Put your feet on the floor between the benches and squat down. Put the weight plate on your thighs and put one leg at a time on the bench. It's much easier to have someone help you out.
  2. As with the all types of dipping, your shoulders should not dip below your elbows, as this puts unnecessary strain on rotator cuff.

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Posted Fri, 10/25/2013 - 23:25

very nice illustration if this is possible for every muscle group work out am sure people would surely appreciate

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Posted Sun, 06/17/2012 - 00:27


Could someone please tell me if tricep dips are more effective than skullcrushers in helping to build the triceps?? Thanks.