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Parallel Bars

Posted by Mike Gittleson on Aug 9, 2012 10:37:00 AM

Parallel Bars                                                                                            

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If you were born shortly after World War II or earlier you can certainly remember parallel bars as part of your of your school physical education program.  Walking across the bars on your hands with your arms extended was a challenge and a worthy goal.  Being able to do several dips or an L-Sit meant you were strong.

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Calisthenics and body weight exercises were how most young athletes developed prior to the popularity of weightlifting.  The parallel bar dip was a staple and today is still a great and important exercise.  Being able to lift and move your body in space is an integral part of a strength training regime.

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Dips for many can be challenging and for some to be more effective require adding weight to a belt secured around the hips. You can also Get very Strong by managing time when doing repetitions.

Up in 5 seconds down in 10 seconds - goal 4 reps

Up in 15 seconds down in 30 seconds - goal 2 reps

Up in 30 seconds down in 60 seconds - goal 1 rep

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Topics: Muscular Growth, Rogers Wall Mounted Dip