Negative Dips Give a Huge Pump

Dips may not seem like a brutal way to finish off your chest workout, but when done with negatives, you’ll find that slowing down each rep can speed up your gains.

You know you’ve had a great workout when you can’t lift a weight even one more time. That’s called concentric (positive) muscle failure. But while some may use positive muscle failure as a marker of success, that doesn’t mean you’re so fatigued you still can’t

Training with negatives may be something you’ve tried in the past, most likely at the end of a set when your partner raises the weight and you slowly lower it. The fact is, you’re typically stronger on the negative: It’s easier to control the lowering of a heavy weight than it is to lift it.