Tip: Dip Iso-Holds

Build strength by using holds on dips. If you can last longer than 45 seconds, add weight.

Get into the bottom position of a dip with your upper arms approximately parallel to the floor and hold that position for as long as you can. Once you can get 45 seconds or so, add a little weight. You can use either regular dip bars or rings, but know that rings will be significantly harder.