Tip: Ring Dips With Tempo Manipulation

Before you add more reps or more weight to your dips, first try tempo manipulation. Here's how.

There comes a point when dips just won't get you the gains they used to. Once that happens, adding more and more reps won't build strength or muscle. But

manipulating the tempo will.

Slowing down the rep speed and adding 3-second pauses at certain points throughout the ROM (range of motion) will help you own the movement. This method works with regular parallel bar dips or ring dips.

Tom Morrison is a British weightlifting coach, martial artist, and CrossFit trainer and competitor. Tom works with athletes on prerequisite movement capabilities for optimal strength, performance, and reduced risk of injury.  Follow Tom Morrison on Facebook