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Dip Machine

The fitness center where I go to has a assisted dip machine. You can turn the handles inward or outward. I noticed that when I turn them in to me I can use less weight but when I turn them out from me I have to use more weight. Is it better to turn them in towards me or out? Is one better for chest & the other better for tri's?

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Assisted dips?

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Assisted dips?
Can't tell if you're actually confused or just being a troll... if trolling, some of us mortals can't get all of our sets on free weight, ie. working dips last after heavy workout, or just getting back in the gym after a long hiatus

Mike, I don't know about using both. I don't use the wide grip on our machine because it screws with my shoulder. I've always been taught close grip with elbows pointing straight back...
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Can't tell if you're actually confused or just being a troll... if trolling, some of us mortals can't get all of our sets on free weight, ie. working dips last after heavy workout, or just getting back in the gym after a long hiatus

Mike, I don't know about using both. I don't use the wide grip on our machine because it screws with my shoulder. I've always been taught close grip with elbows pointing straight back...
X2 If I use the outside grip it tweaks my shoulder big time.

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Absolutely. I would much rather go to failure on a machine to finish off a workout then hold back on a dip station for fear of losing my grip and faceplanting. Those extra reps at the end make all the difference.

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Can't tell if you're actually confused or just being a troll... if trolling, some of us mortals can't get all of our sets on free weight, ie. working dips last after heavy workout, or just getting back in the gym after a long hiatus

Mike, I don't know about using both. I don't use the wide grip on our machine because it screws with my shoulder. I've always been taught close grip with elbows pointing straight back...
Use a bench, place feet on ground, go deep. Repeat as necessary if you're having a hard time.

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Absolutely. I would much rather go to failure on a machine to finish off a workout then hold back on a dip station for fear of losing my grip and faceplanting. Those extra reps at the end make all the difference.
I agree on the dip station, but again, after a heavy chest/tri muscle murder session, I go for the bench with feet extended or on another bench and go deep, to failure on as many sets as I can do.

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Using the outside grips shifts the focus from the front delts to using the chest a little more, gives you a little less leverage, which is why it's "harder".

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