Originally Posted by MikeC
I thought the old school full body workouts used dips for chest and triceps? Wasn't it considered the upper body squat?
Just as there are various ways to perform a squat, there are different ways to perform a dip. It is a versatile move.
Yes, it can be predominately a tricep move. However it can also be used to great effect as an overall upperbody compound move. Most people do not get the full effect out of dips as an upperbody compound becasue they ar not holding their body in the correct position.
Just leaning forward a little does not load the upper body nearly as much as what can be done with a correct pivot off the shoulder.
Utilizing gymnastic rings and bars other than parallel type can be advantegeous in hitting muscles that are not targeted with standard dip bars.
Vince Gironda had a style dips as well.
Vince Gironda Dips | Iron Guru
I'll put some more stuff together later, when I get home. Work requires attention.