Arnold Schwarzenegger – Dips
Go look up the famous photo of the side chest pose of Arnold Schwarzenegger. What does the side chest have to do with triceps? While the chest and bicep obviously stand out, it’s the triceps that make that arm look otherworldly. He credits dips for both his chest and triceps development. The “Austrian Oak” shared with Flex that one way he liked to use dips was as a burnout set.
“Since I could perform many reps with my own bodyweight, dips were a good exercise for doing burnout sets. However, sometimes even my bodyweight was too heavy to permit me as many reps as I wanted to do, especially near the end of a workout. To remedy this, I’d have a partner support my feet (with my knees bent). Of course, assisted dip machines now exist, allowing you to choose how much weight you want aiding you. These machines are especially helpful for drop sets.”