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Old 02-14-2009, 02:43 PM   #1
Jesse Kodadek
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Ring dips are easier than bar dips

There, I said it.

Yeah, I understand the stabilization issue and all that, but does anyone else find this to be true? I think it has to do with the fact that with ring dips, you can keep the rings super tight to your body, even less than shoulder width. But with bar dips, usually the bars are spread shoulder width or a little wider so it takes much more (or just different?) strength to push up from the very bottom.

Anyways, with all the ring dips lately, I just find it interesting that the sub is 3 bar dips. That seems insane to me...
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Old 02-14-2009, 02:51 PM   #2
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Re: Ring dips are easier than bar dips

Hmmm...
bar dips PR: 47
ring dips PR: 26

no kip.

maybe there is a chance you do not use same depth on both?
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Old 02-14-2009, 03:10 PM   #3
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Re: Ring dips are easier than bar dips

Hmmm...I honestly don't know my max reps on both. I am more basing it just on perceived exertion.

I'll do a max rep trial on both this week. Maybe I am wildly off base. It's happened a few thousand times before.
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Old 02-14-2009, 03:56 PM   #4
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Re: Ring dips are easier than bar dips

with dip bars theres only one way to do dips, with rings theres infinite variations. so with the rings you can probably make it easier if you find a position thats more comfortable for you than with standard dip bars.
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Old 02-14-2009, 03:58 PM   #5
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Re: Ring dips are easier than bar dips

If you are not locking out your arms on the dips and the rings are turned in, the dips won't be as hard as they could be.

Short straps make the dips on rings far easier than if the strongs are fairly long.

If you are skinny or slender and they are set wide for you on a regular dip bar they will be a bit more tough.

At first, many people have a huge discrepancy between ring and bar dips. Eventually this turns into 1:2 or 2:3 or 4:5.
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Old 02-15-2009, 12:58 AM   #6
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Re: Ring dips are easier than bar dips

Also depends how wide the dip bars are.
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Old 02-15-2009, 09:47 AM   #7
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Re: Ring dips are easier than bar dips

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Also depends how wide the dip bars are.
Yeah, I think this is his problem.

~Shoulder width dip bars = much easier to do dips on than rings.
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Old 02-15-2009, 08:55 PM   #8
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Re: Ring dips are easier than bar dips

I'm not sure which are easier, being I can't do ring dips, I have chains, but unless I wear a thick layer of something on my upper arm it rips the skin off. Anywho, I'd say doing both withOUT kipping would make the ring dips harder, but not that you would have to do bar dips three times as much harder, that seems over the line. When ring dips are in the routine, I've always subbed suspended pushups, can't kip at all, and still uses a lot of stabalizers.

Whenever I have seen people do dips on the video section, they are always kipping.
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Old 02-16-2009, 01:28 AM   #9
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Re: Ring dips are easier than bar dips

That little hip pop in dips doesn't help much. Not as much to popping the hips in kipping pullups. Swinging dips do make a bit of sense but look funky.

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Old 02-16-2009, 09:03 AM   #10
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Re: Ring dips are easier than bar dips

For someone untrained like me, just holding myself at the top of the dip possition in the rings is challenging!!
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