One of the greatest exercise for chest and tricep development is dips. Leaning forward during the exercise helps to target more of the chest area while staying upright helps the triceps. If you are unable to do body-weight dips you can practice working on just the negative range of motion or use bands for assistance. If the exercise is to easy, dip belts can be used to easily add 10 lbs to your workout. Dips may be the greatest body-weight exercise you are not doing.
If you do not feel like making your own homemade dip station you can always purchase one.
This is a lot easier and can work out to be cheaper, especially if you do not have tools or materials. In this post we are going to look at some of the top selling dip stations on the market. We will look at the features and highlight the pros and cons of each model. We understand there are tons of manufacturers and models but we are going to concentrate on bring you what we think are the best dedicated stand alone dip stations. Lets get started.
Original Dip Bar by Ultimate Body Press
The first dip station that we are excited to look at is the Original Dip Bar by Ultimate Body Press. This model is great for chest dips, tricep dips and even rows. With its thick walled steel construction its able to support users 6’ 5” tall and weighing up to 350lbs. We think this will cover a majority of you out there.
The thing that we really like about this model is the portability. If you are short on space in your home gym this is the model for you. Its lightweight design makes it easy to be moved out of the way. Just imagine finishing up dips then picking up the unit and placing it in the corner. If you don’t want to store it in the corner it can also fold up to go under your bed.
We love the versatility of this unit. If you purchase the optional push up handles you can also do suspended push-ups. If you have never tried suspended push ups you are in for a workout. They work so many of the stabilizer muscles you are sure to feel it.
Overall we highly recommend the Original Dip Bar by Ultimate Body Press.
Body-Solid Commercial Dip Station
If you have plenty of room to dedicate to a dip stand without moving it have we got the perfect model for you. This commercial unit is very sturdy measuring 27L x 53W x 38H inches. It is made of 2×3 inch steel uprights that have been powder coated for a durable, great looking rack.
The handles are covered with rubber to help maintain a solid grip even when your hands start to sweat. We like the angle design of this unit. With the long handles and angle design you can work different areas of the chest and triceps depending on your grip location. It also helps accommodate those with wider/smaller shoulders.
What we love about this unit is that it’s built tough. It’s design is simple but so sturdy. Body Solid is no stranger to exercise equipment. They have over 20 years experience and it shows with this solid construction. Its no wonder that Body Solid gives you a lifetime warranty on this product. It weighs in at 47 pounds but can be easily put together with 8 bolts, 4 on each side.
Get to work now on building those chest, triceps, deltoids with the Body Solid freestanding dip station.