CHEST TO OVERHEAD WITH DIP (FREE TRIAL)

Common Faults

  • Bending knees too much, thus dipping too low
  • Moving bar forward and around the head in a circular motion
  • Not pushing head through window at top
  • Leaning forward, arching back
  • Rounding back at the shoulders
  • Not fully extending arms and legs at the top of the movement
  • Not returning to the finishing position before dipping again

Corrections

  • Demonstrate the correct movement
  • Give verbal coaching cues of the correct technique
    • Bend knees slightly to dip
    • Pipe moves straight up and down
    • Pipe makes contact with chest
    • Push head forward
    • Squeeze shoulder blades together
  • If child is fatigued, resulting in poor technique, allow the child to rest or slow down until the movement can be executed with correct technique