Parallel Bars


Level: Intermediate
Regression: Bench dips
Progression: Weighted dips, explosive dips

Hold your body above the parallel bars with locked arms. Keep your feet together. The body should be straight or slightly bent in the hips. You can bent your legs in the knees, if the parallel bars are not high enough for you.

How to do:

1. Inhale and lower your body with elbows pointing backwards;

2. The upper arm should be at 90° angle of the forearm;

3. Exhale, while pushing your body up without locking arms.


Avoid the swinging motion during this exercise. Keep your elbows pointing backwards during the exercise.