Which is better Dips or Push-Ups?

When it comes to upper body exercises, dips and push-ups are both great options for building strength and toning muscle. Both exercises target the arms, shoulders, chest, and back, but each one also has its own unique benefits.

Push-ups are a great exercise because they can be done anywhere and don’t require any equipment. They are a great bodyweight exercise that can be done at home or at the gym. The plank position of the push-up is also great for the core, which is why it’s a great exercise to include in your workout routine.

Dips, on the other hand, are especially good for targeting the triceps. They can be done as a bench dip on a bench or a chest dip with parallel bars. Some evidence supports that dips have higher muscle activation than push-ups, which can lead to faster gains.

It’s important to note that both dips and push-ups can load the shoulder strongly, so it’s a good idea to include shoulder stabilizing exercises in your workout routine.

At Jockvale Massage, we can help you to improve your muscle strength and flexibility in all the muscles involved in those exercises. A massage can help to reduce muscle pain, soreness, and stiffness, and it can also improve muscle recovery after a workout. Regular massage sessions can help you to achieve your fitness goals faster and stay injury-free.

While both dips and push-ups are great exercises for building upper body strength and toning muscle each one has its own unique benefits. Consider including both exercises in your workout routine and incorporate shoulder stabilizing exercises to prevent injury. And, don’t forget to include massage therapy in your routine to help you achieve your fitness goals faster and stay injury-free.

Not sure about where to start? Have any questions?  Our physiotherapist can help you have a better workout. You can book your appointment with Anil Rao, PT or Duane Brousmiche, PT to discuss any of your questions about your exercise routine.

You can book online or call at 613-825-3837