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Old 08-05-2007, 10:01 AM   #5
Corey Duvall
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Location: Asheville  NC
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"The dip is the squat of the upper body"... I love it.

I used to get a sharp pain when doing dips as well... it is a form factor associated with poor scapular (shoulder blade) stability. The shoulders must be held in a retracted position to allow for proper glenohumeral (shoulder joint) motion. When the scapula is allowed to protract (move forward) it causes stress to the biceps muscle as it crosses the front of the shoulder, that is the sharp pain the one guy felt in his deltoid. Many people I have seen in the gym holding/rubbing their shoulders after dips have been helped by the little knowledge that they must hold their shoulder blades back.

Thanks for the link.
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