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Old 08-03-2004, 04:19 PM   #1
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Anyone here ever done dips on 2x4s?
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Old 08-05-2004, 01:04 PM   #2
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Dips can be done on any two objects that are shoulder width or wider. I've done em on chairs, stairway railings, two opposing rock climbing walls, etc.
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Old 08-05-2004, 01:24 PM   #3
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Regarding dips... is there a magic distance your dip bars should be apart? Does widening the bars add/detract anything from the exercise?

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Old 08-05-2004, 01:34 PM   #4
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Roger,

Yes, I know that dips can be done on any objects (that is obvious). I was specifically asking if anyone has expierience doing them on 2x4s. I mean using two of them that are about 4 feet long and balancing on them as you dip. I wasn't asking where I can do dips.

I saw a article where a guy talked about using 2x4s. I thought it would be good to use them because you will practice balance. I'm just curious if anyone here has done anything like that
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Old 08-05-2004, 08:08 PM   #5
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Oh, so you mean just standing em on end freely and doing dips while balincing them upright?

Sorry, my bad. Your idea sounds like a great one. Work on holding L-sits on em too.

Brad, no magic distance. The wider they are the more you will use pecs and lats. If you have shoulder trouble you'd have to be careful when wide, at the bottom it puts a pretty high load on a few strands of the posterior delt.
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Old 08-05-2004, 09:11 PM   #6
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Roger, yea

I'm was just curious if anyone had done that, seems like a cheap dips stand that would improve your balance, too
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Old 08-06-2004, 05:54 AM   #7
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I think it would take me a long time to learn to balance on 'em like that and do dips . . . but it would be quite a party trick once I got it :proud:

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Old 08-06-2004, 06:58 AM   #8
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That is a cool idea. I also wonder if rounding off the bottom ends would approximate the stability required for ring dips.
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Rounding the bottoms would make it brutal hard, but would not be the same as rings. Rings is unstable, but has a "bottom". Meaning the natural low point is with the cables straight down. A 2X4 with rounded bottom the natural bottom is lying on the floor, so the only thing to keep it upright would be your balance. Tougher than rings.
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Old 08-06-2004, 08:54 AM   #10
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Has anybody tried dips on JumpStretch bands?

It feels a little like rings, but a bit harder, and if you miss they generally whip off to one side or another and slap you; instant feedback.
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