The dumbbell squeeze press is one of the most effective exercises for crushing your chest, shoulders, and triceps. However, by applying principles of eccentric overload we can make the movement even better. Here's how.
Most individuals perform dips incorrectly and end up doing harm to their joints and connective tissue. However, by performing dips on the trap bar, the lifter is required to hone in their mechanics and perform them with perfect technique.
Besides improving body mechanics and form, performing ring dips with the knee flexion or dorsiflexion loading methods allow individuals to build more muscle with continuous drop sets. Here's how it's done with several variations.
Employing accommodating resistance via chains and bands on a variety of tricep and bicep movements does wonders for increasing hypertrophy in the arms as well as overall strength. Here's how to incorporate it in your routine.
Try combining the dumbbell squeeze press with accommodating resistance in the form of bands. Not only will it blast your chest, shoulders, and triceps but it will also provide a nice boost for your bench press while de-loading your joints.
This specific bench press variation does wonders for improving upper body strength and hypertrophy as it involves several unique components including a close grip, a pause in the eccentric isometric position, and a hollow body leg raise hold.
If you're looking for a dip variation that not only crushes your chest, shoulders, and triceps but also reinforces proper body mechanics, try this Knee-Flexion Barbell Weighted Dip. See why this is such an incredibly effective dip exercise.
I'm a huge fan of using the dorsiflexion method for performing weighted dips and pull-ups. It's not only a unique way to add resistance to the movement but there are also several other key reasons to use this dorsiflexion barbell loading method for dips.