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Old 02-14-2009, 04:06 PM   #1
Dean Baron
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Assisted Ring Dips vs Bar Dips

So I am not at a point where I can do ring dips yet, however I do have a set of Elite Rings that I take to the gym with me. lately I have started doing 'assisted' ring dips whenever the WOD calls for them. Basically I set the rings up lower so i can stay on my tip toes while doing dips, I keep as much weight on the rings as I can manage. My thoughts are that I am still working all the stabilizer muscles and it will help me get to rings dips quicker.

Any other thoughts on this???
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Old 02-14-2009, 04:24 PM   #2
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Re: Assisted Ring Dips vs Bar Dips

You're not stabilizing much if you're connected to the ground via your toes.

I'd go with bar dips.
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Old 02-14-2009, 05:14 PM   #3
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Re: Assisted Ring Dips vs Bar Dips

Go with bar dips.

Work ring dips and supports into your warmup and/or as skill/strength work before WODs.
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Old 02-15-2009, 07:48 PM   #4
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Re: Assisted Ring Dips vs Bar Dips

Use a band to take some weight off. Use a jump through the positive and do a negative while in support ( this is kind of moot if you can't do this because of lack of stability or strength ).

Place a small stool or bench or box slightly behind the rings. Bend your legs at your knees and place the toes on the box/stool/bench. This is similar to the toes method but the rings are not as stable.

Obviously, get parallel bar dips down and keep working on the straight arm ring support.
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