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    When should I move on to weighted dips? I can do 3 x 8 BW ones at the moment. Is it better to try and do more BW ones first or should I move up now (like you would with free weights)? I'm about 6'2" and 92kg if that makes a difference.
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    (Original post by ricky23)
    When should I move on to weighted dips? I can do 3 x 8 BW ones at the moment. Is it better to try and do more BW ones first or should I move up now (like you would with free weights)? I'm about 6'2" and 92kg if that makes a difference.
    There is no definite answer to this- nobody can EVER tell you how much weight you should lift. You have to experiment with this yourself, not just listen to a bunch of guys on the internet.
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    From my experience, it all boils down to when you're using maximal tension.

    If you're utilizing every single bit of your strength when doing BW dips, then by all means, continue, however I find that a lot of people can really perform far better than they esteem themselves, and as such holds back.

    I jumped from doing 3 x 10 BW dips to doing 3 x 10 dips with 45 lbs of added weight, my shoulders felt like they were about to break right off my body, but I completed them.

    45 lbs of weight may be a bit much to start with, but I'll recommend you to at least add on about 20 lbs, as long as your reps don't suffer too much, you have to be able to perform -at least- 5 reps (at the very bare minimum), yet 8-10 reps is what really builds attitude.

    Just try it out, I'm sure you can do it.

    Good luck with your training.
 
 
 
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