Just because not everyone can perform a body-weight pull-up or dip does not mean that everyone should miss out on the benefits from doing them. By utilizing modifications, beginners can also perform these highly beneficial exercises.
If you have been exercising in a recreational gym, you may find yourself having the opportunity to use the weight-assisted pull-up/dip machine. If so, taking advantage of this machine can help you reach your goal of achieving your first pull-up or dip. Although this machine does provide the full range of motion, it should not be used alone in your work out routine. Exercises such as pull-up negatives should be used alongside weight-assisted pull-ups in order to master "full body control" through full body muscle engagement.
Even if you don't work out at a recreational gym (or your gym does not own the weight-assistance machine), you can still perform a band-assisted pull-up or dip in order to get the stimulus and practice you need for working towards using your full body-weight. Another benefit to band assistance is the ability to work the top-end of a movement more. By working the top-end of a dip more, you give yourself the ability to push your triceps more without putting too much stress on your shoulders (by aiding at the bottom/where the shoulders are most vulnerable).
By combining both types of assistance, you give yourself the ability to perform the full range of motion with the same load (weight) and also perform an exercise that pushes the top-end of each exercise (which most people tend to neglect).
Weight and band assistance can both be helpful in one's pursuit to accomplishing a pull-up. These variations also allow someone to reap many of the benefits you get from pull-ups and dips. Just because you are a beginner, does not mean you cannot reap the same benefits.
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