Impossible Dips

Impossible Dips


This exercise involves performing dips with your feet elevated on a bench or other surface, making it more challenging and targeting the triceps and chest muscles. It is called "impossible" dips because it requires a high level of strength and stability.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Impossible Dips Instructions

  1. Start by finding a sturdy surface to perform the dips on, such as parallel bars or the edge of a bench.
  2. Place your hands on the surface, shoulder-width apart, and extend your legs out in front of you.
  3. Lower your body down by bending your elbows, keeping them close to your body.
  4. Once your arms reach a 90-degree angle, push yourself back up to the starting position.
  5. Repeat for the desired number of reps.

Impossible Dips Form & Visual

Impossible Dips

Impossible Dips Benefits

  • Targets triceps, chest, and shoulders
  • Increases upper body strength and endurance
  • Improves overall body control and stability
  • Can be done with minimal equipment
  • Provides a challenging workout for advanced fitness levels

Impossible Dips Muscles Worked

  • Triceps
  • Chest
  • Shoulders
  • Core

Impossible Dips Variations & Alternatives

  • Assisted dips with resistance bands
  • Weighted dips
  • Ring dips
  • Parallel bar dips
  • Single-leg dips
  • Tricep dips on a bench or chair
  • Decline bench dips
  • Assisted one-arm dips with resistance bands
  • Assisted one-leg dips with resistance bands
  • Assisted one-arm, one-leg dips with resistance bands