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EVEN THE DELT EX

THE ONE HOLDING YOUR ELBOW AND PULLING BACK WARD

GOOD FOR REAR DELT ALSO BACK MUSCLES

WHEN PULLED BACK PUT A HOLD ON IT WILL BRING OUT THE DEFINE MUSCLES
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NEED MORE INPUT HERE

MORE IDEARS ON BWT W/O
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how many reps? how many sets?
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I changed the title of this to honor the late Jim Lavin. this subject was a pet subject of his. i'll do what i can to continue it.

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i want to revisit the dipping exercise.
it's basically the push up, or what they call in the british world, press ups. they can be done on the floor. on 2 chairs. on 3 chairs with the feet positioned on the 3rd chair, they can be done on one chair or stool with the feet on the chair and the hands on anything firm that will give one a full range of motion. they can be done one set/workout, 2 workouts/day. 7 days a week. one can also do 2 or more sets per workout. one can do 1 workout per day if they prefer, and 7 days per week. one can also take the sabbath off. one can also do them every other day, like in weight lifting. each set is supposed to be performed up until two or three reps before failure. if you workout twice a day, i recommend three sets of an equal number of reps in each. or you could do the most you can in each rep, but not to failure. now they can be done to failure, though it is most commonly advised against. if done to failure. do them to failure but no further. do 5 sets to failure with reps of no more than 20 per set. if a set exceeds 20 reps, add one more set. you'll find yourself increasing sets as you progress. when doing them to failure, don't work your chest more than one workout a day. you can do a workout every day or every other day. it's up to you. at some point you'll want to vary the movement by going all the way down and then half way up, then all the way down again, and then half way up again. or the reverse, all the way up, then half way down, then all the way up and then all all the way down. another variation is to do them as slow as you can. eventually some folks may want to attach weights to their torso to make them heavier for this exercise. that's perfectly legit i suppose. now, before reaching ones maximum genetic potential for their chest, they may find themselves going through all these variations. i can't predict how fast one will progress because everyone is different in that respect. as for me, the fastest progress i've made is doing them twice a day every day, 3 sets/workout. as well as doing them to failure, one workout a day. another note, when starting out, one may be so physically run down they can't do this exercise suspended between 2 chairs. if that is the case, they can do them on the floor with theirs on the floor, or on the edge of the kitchen countertop or table (if it's a sturdy table), or the edge of a desk. which ever works for them. until they get strong enough to do them between chairs with knees off the floor. one morer thing to think about. i often read of guys saying they're doing as many reps as atlas did, but their chest is only 40 inches. at the same time they weigh only 150 lbs. you have to remember atlas did what he did lifting a body that weighed 180 lbs. so those individuals may be doing as many dips atlas did, but were not equaling his performance as they were lifting a lighter weight than he. they probably need to wear a weighted vest, or gain some weight. the speed of the reps can vary. slow targets the pecs more, medium targets the triceps more, and fast targets the delts more. i haven't been able to dips for a while due my tennis elbow, shoulder problems i've had to deal with. it may be fast targets the triceps more and medium targets the delts more. but i'm sure slow targets the pecs more as slow is how i always went at them. i figured the arm exercises and shoulder exercises would take care of them, so i just did the dips in the way that targets the pecs.

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i have done them both fast and slowly. i thought a little variation in speed might help but i am not sure it does.
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Nice post Mothom.

Would you include one arm push ups, or does that work the chest in the wrong way, maybe ?
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i forgot the one arm ones! sorry about that. i've tried them on a chair and i think they're best done on the floor. a way bit too awkward on a chair for me. i haven't done them extensively. i find the two arm version to be sufficient for me. but if the two arm version isn't sufficient for others, they could then go to the one arm ones.
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Mothom says doing them slowly targets the pecs more and that would seem to make sense. Jim would have enjoyed that post.
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atlas said to do them slowly, and i think he was right about it. but how slow is slow?
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