That's my first post so hello everybody. I've been training for a year. Dips are my favorite for triceps, homever I haven't done CGBP cuz I had only dumbbells and I'm training at home. Only something similar, instead of barbell I pushed decent size plates that laid on each other with a close grip.
So this never worked for me. I got a barbell recently. I hope that CGBARBELLP will work. But still I love dips and I have 5 days till next arm workout. I used to do dips with a dumbbell between my thighs and abs. Knee's been like 90 degrees or so. But the pressure on the thighs was so big that I developed a side-thigh-skin nerve damage.
That electric shock feeling in the nerve still kept occurring. Until I felt it even during squats and skin numbness showed up. So that was a signal to stop doing dips this way. But that's another story. But I still had to do dips, so I last time I did it other way. Instead of dumbbell I put few plates that laid on each other. So the pressure was much smaller, cuz the surface that pressed thighs was larger.
But in this way, I could not lock it between thighs and abs, cuz it would slip down and smash my penis. So I did it with legs 180 degrees. And I even increased the weight. I've never smashed triceps so bad. The pressure on arms was awesome. But unfortunately so the pressure on the knees. I put 50kg on my legs + I had to temporary hold it with one leg, before putting another. It's hard for me to describe. It felt like knees were going to rip off.
So shorter: I can't do dips with high-diameter dumbbell between legs and abs with legs 90 degrees and I can't do it with plates on with legs straight 180 degrees.
Anyone have an idea how to reduce the pressure on the knees? This is so good exercise and I can't do that because of injuries risk. How do you do dips for triceps?