• Bodybuilding,  Exercises,  Quick tips

    Weighted Dips

    Don’t be content with chair or parallel bar bodyweight dips If there’s anything I’ve learned from training consistently for nearly two decades, it’s there’s always a next level to every exercise and training program. I stagnated at bodyweight dips for years. The video below is of my first time trying weighted dips, and I was delighted to learn I’m pretty strong at them. So what took me so long to strap on a weight for this exercise? Because it was so difficult for me to master parallel bar dips, I believed I would be terrible at weighted dips, and I couldn’t think of a reason that I’d need to get…

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    Fitness Longevity Tip: Train for Yourself, Not for Others

    Have you read the blog image? I’ve seen that sort of thing a lot. Five years after a major and restricting injury is one thing, how about 10, 15, 20 years? Why work so hard on racking the weights and appearing strong (ultimately to impress others) when you are the only person with the power to preserve the one body you have? Group exercisers often push beyond the safe limits of pain (with excessive reps or weight) due to peer pressure and the desire to impress others around them. Once someone sustains a serious injury, the question is, was it worth it? Were those people worth it? Or are you…