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Bench Dips Unsafe?


Is it true that doing dips off a bench with your feet elevated is bad for you? I was wondering if this is a myth or reality? Does anyone know.


I've read somewhere that it isn't all that great for your shoulders, but don't have anything to back that up. I'd like some evidence either way, but I kind of doubt that there is any.


I use them to burnout with after workouts...I never had a problem, and I have a really crappy rotator cuff. If it hurts, stop doing it. Until then I'd keep going. I love'em.