Dip bar

Dip bar
Dip exercise using a dip bar

A dip bar is a piece of fitness equipment that consists of a U-shaped bar, usually about 1" (2.5 cm) in diameter, which surrounds the user's body at the waist.


The user grips the dip bar with both hands, and supports their body weight on it. The exercise may be performed in conjunction with the user wearing a dip belt and additional weight to increase resistance.

The exercise is performed by raising and lowering the body using the triceps, chest, rhomboid, and deltoid muscles. By leaning forward the user can work the chest more and the triceps less. Conversely, by keeping the body upright, the triceps are worked to a greater extent than the chest.