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  1. Samcanadian

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    I've been having a lot of trouble with my left shoulder, and I'm wondering what's everyone's favourite way to do dips.

    I have to do it in a certain way that it's not stressing my left rotator cuff but that it still hits my triceps.
     
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    don't lean forward, keep your body upright. and do some more cuff work :-/
     
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    Snap, that's my problem. I used to do them text-book style, but ever since I strained my left rotator, i've been paranoid about reinjuring it and revert to a slightly bent forward dip. It feels good on my cuff and it nails the tris, but I can't help but wonder if more problems will spring up further on down the road as a result of it.
     
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    I wouldn't recommend dips to anyone with shoulder issues
     
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    agreed
     
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    does leaning forward hit your chest better?
     
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    yes


    and 100% agreed (as usual) with ceaze
     
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    thank god i don't have shoulder problems (yet) then, b/c i love dips
     
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    i have a bad left shoulder also. i do rotator cuff work though so its not as bad anymore. i just stay away from flat bb press.

    the way i do dips i keep my knees bent, and chin tucked in touching - almost touching my chest, also try not to stick your chest out. also if your gym has one of those V shaped dip stations using those are easier on the rotator cuff.
     
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