dips ok to go beyond parallel to the floor?

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  1. sleepi

    sleepi New Member

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    i was doing dips yesterday and my friend told me i was going way too low, then i realized i've been doing it the same way for months. is there anything wrong with going down beyond parallel or should i just start doing it parallel?
     
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    As long as you're not pulling muscles, I don't see why not.

    Most people don't go deep enough if anything. Myself included, probably. :o
     
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    If you examine the hyperextended position of the humerus in relation to the glenoid fossa, this in itself is bad. The glenoid fossa is angled antero-laterally (forward and to the side), so when you put the humerus in this hyperextended position, you have a ton of strain on the anterior structures/capsule, exactly where most of us are instable anyway.
     
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    sleepi,

    translation to your question: Yes
     
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    Wha chu say, son?
     
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    I'm googling about a dozen different terms right now...
     
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    Translation: Excessive strain on the shoulder girdle when dipping upper arms below parallel to the floor.

    :coolugh:
     
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    Don't go past 90 when it's weighted, but other than that, it doesn't put an excessive level of strain on the shoulders.
     
  9. sleepi

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    thx i dunno what the hell ceaze said
     
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