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Gironda Dips


#1

This is question for you more expereincde lifters. Are gironda dips shoulder wreckers?
I am talking about doing them after a very good warm up and then probably some flat or incline bench dbl presses. Then my next progression would be the gironda dips.

Good or bad? Yes or no? I dont want to get into any impingement issues, at my age too hard to recover from and thanks. Yes I have done a search, but did not find anything too specific.


#2

The muscle mechanics of each individual differ. The only way to tell is to do them, and if any soreness results in the joint itself I would discontinue them.

I have incorporated them in my training in the past, and did not experience any problems (this after having shoulder/ rotator cuff surgery for an unrelated matter).

I did find however, especially when doing weighted dips, some joint pain in the elbows.

I think the trick is to do them in a controlled manner, especially on the way down. No bouncing.