The dip is an excellent movement for developing basic upper-body strength and control. Along with other calisthenics, such as the pull-up, the dip should be used as a foundational movement for developing gymnastics strength. The bar dip requires less coordination than the ring dip, making it a great choice when moving toward more advanced upper-body movements. Once an athlete has mastered the push-up, mastering the dip is the next logical step.
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