Build triceps with dips
There are some trainees who aren’t pleased with their triceps development. Invariably, they would have been avoiding a great mass builder in their routine for quite sometime.
Dips performed on a parallel bar (not the one in which you lean forward to hit the chest) hits the triceps very hard.
Professional bodybuilders such as Troy Alves of the United States vouch for the effectiveness of this exercise. According to Alves, his triceps started to grow very well only after he added dips to his routine.
Alves says that a trainee should try to add more weights to his weight belt while dipping. This would be a constant challenge to the triceps muscle and result in very good growth.
Some trainers recommend that after a thorough warm up of the elbows, a trainee can perform a couple of weightless sets of dips and follow them with 3 or 4 sets of dips with a heavy weight strapped to their belt. This can be followed by 4 sets of any extension movement or close grip bench press for maximum stimulation.
Advanced champions can take a tip from these instructions and make their own routine carefully, avoiding overtraining.
Note: A routine should be made only after taking into consideration the condition of a trainee’s elbows.
_ C. Lakshmi Kumar