While there are many pull up and dip stations that combine the two exercises, the Body Solid Dip Station has been designed to focus solely on dips.
By being specifically designed around this one exercise there are several major benefits over some of the dip bar designs found on the pull up and dip towers.
[one_half]The first is that the base supports are angled to point slightly closer together at the front than the back.
This helps to improve stability as well as giving you more room for weight plates to hang down if you are using added weight plates with a dip belt.
Moving up the Body Solid Dip Station it’s clear that the vertical supports are also a lot thicker than normal dip stations.
This increases the strength and total weight load that can be put on the bars.[/one_half]
This also means that there is a longer section of the main dip bars that passes through the vertical supports to prevent any bending or wobbling of the bars during your dips.
Dip variations with the Body Solid Dip Station
With the dip bars being slightly closer at the front than the back, this allows you to position your triceps and shoulders in different positions depending on which muscle group you want to focus on.
With normal dip stations the bars would be parallel, with the same distance between the bars at both ends.
By positioning yourself at the narrower end of the Body Solid Dip Station bars this will automatically push your triceps closer to your sides to focus on strengthening your tricep muscles more.
If you position yourself towards the back of the bars where the gap between the two is wider, this will point your elbows out more and switch the focus to be more on your chest muscles.
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Body Solid Dip Station – Features Summary
Additional useful design features
The cross brace support has also been positioned very low down which means the only limit for your dip range of motion is your own muscle flexibility.
This is also useful to act as a step to rest weight plates on if you are dipping with added weight attached to the chain on a dip belt.
The rubber grips on the floor bars help to protect wooden floors as well as stop the dip station from slipping if you use a bit more momentum trying to get those last couple of reps.