Today we are doing our gymnastics pressing progressions and we will continue to work toward a dip. For many people, dips are harder than pull-ups. Dips require significant chest and shoulder strength, and not just of the muscles. Ring dips require a ton of shoulder stability and it takes time to get all your stabilizer muscles, ligaments and tendons strong enough to support your body through the full range of motion.
Today's Technique Video, from the blokes at Barbell Shrugged, is an excellent tutorial on dips, their variations and how to work towards getting your first one. Feel free to use some of these drills and variations in your own gymnastics progressions. Good luck!
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