Breaking Down the Dip (Mobility, Performance, Shoulder Pain) - FITNESS PAIN FREE

Breaking Down the Dip (Mobility, Performance, Shoulder Pain)

It’s time for another episode of STRONGER TV. This week we take a look into one of my favorite exercises, the dip. Dips are a very important motion for carry-over to ring muscle-ups and can be an excellent strength exercise with great carry over to the bench press. Lastly, dips are phenomenal for building upper body muscle mass as well.

In this episode we go over:

  • How dips change based on the goal (gymnastics, strength, hypertrophy)
  • What mobility requirements are needed for the dip?
  • Where dips should fit into a training program
  • What happens when we lack mobility for the dip?
  • How mobility issues lead to decreased efficiency in the dip
  • How do we improve mobility for the dip?
  • How to modify the dip for athletes that lack the strength to perform the motion correctly
  • Why is the dip challenging with athletes that have shoulder pain?
  • Modifications for the dip when the shoulders hurt
When I dip you dip we dip

So there it is, a hot serving of delicious dips, the shoulder’s favorite meal. If you enjoyed today’s episode and want to support us and learn more please head over to our youtube page and hit that “subscribe” button to give us a follow. We’ll see you on the next episode!

Never Double Dip,

Dan Pope DPT, OCS, CSCS

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