Resistance Bands for Dips | Easy Steps to Dip Mastery
You can use resistance bands for dips in two different ways – either to make the exercise easier, or to make it more difficult. In this post, I want to show you both ways.
Dips are an awesome calisthenics exercises which mainly target your chest and tricep muscles. Mastering this simple body-weight exercise is important for developing your core strength and opening the door to more advanced movements.
Using bands to first progress gently into the exercise and then, later, to make it more difficult, will put you firmly on the road to becoming a dip master.
Before we look at how to use the bands, let’s see what kind of resistance bands you can use for dip exercises.
Best resistance bands for dips
These exercise bands are ideal for dips because, being a loop, they can be slung around your body or secured to the bars in different ways.
They’re available in six different resistance levels, from light to xx-heavy.
The bands are made of 100% natural latex which is bio-degradable and non-toxic. The latex is layered 16 times to increase durability and decrease the chance of breakage.
Another kind of band you can use for dips is a resistance tube with handles:
Out of these two, the resistance loop is more versatile and better for dips, but the resistance tube can be used in the same way, and it also comes with a free door anchor for doing other strength exercises.
How to use an exercise band for dips
To make the exercise easier:
Hold either end of the band onto the bars and keep the centre of the band underneath your knees while you do the exercise. Choosing a thicker band will make the exercise very easy, while choosing a thin band will only make it a little easier.
To make the exercise more difficult:
Sling the band over your shoulders and hold the loop ends onto the bars while you do the exercise. The thicker the band, the more difficult the exercise will be.