Dip to Pull-up Ratio

mrdave100

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A few months ago I added body weight daily pull-ups and dips using a G-T-G protocol. I’m finding I can do about twice as many dips as pull-ups. Kind of curious as to what other people’s experience is. I realize we are all different and no one standard applies to everyone.
 

q.Hung

More than 500 posts
i can pull up 20 kg for 5 reps and dips 50 kg for 5 reps...my max pull up was 25, and max dips was 55...
 

pet'

More than 5000 posts
Hello,

I can do 1 weighted pull up with 36kg added. This is my 1RM actually. I can do 2 dips with the same weight.

This ratio seems to be roughly the same if I use bodyweight

Kind regards,

Pet'
 

Alan Mackey

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I made a point of trying to maintain the same ratios for:

- Front squats, Romanian deadlifts and push presses.

- Incline bench and 45º bent over row.

- Flat bench and parallel bent over row.

- Chins and dips.
 

Geoff Chafe

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My Ring Pullup is about 1/3 better than my Ring Dip.

3-5 on a Ring Dip and 5-7 on a Ring Pullup.
 

Steve Freides

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A few months ago I added body weight daily pull-ups and dips using a G-T-G protocol. I’m finding I can do about twice as many dips as pull-ups. Kind of curious as to what other people’s experience is. I realize we are all different and no one standard applies to everyone.
I don't think you'll find any connection. I can do perhaps a handful of bodyweight dips but lots of pullups - have done 19 pullups holding a 20 lb dumbbell between my feet.

-S-
 

Maine-ah KB

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I would say it depends greatly on what you are better at. Dips always clicked with me (ive done a single with 32kg) Pullups not so much (my best is a 20kg chin-up)
 

amru.shaban

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I can push about 60kg dips (1RM) and pull about 30-35kg (1RM). Chin-ups feel a bit better, with about 40-45kg (1RM). In terms of reps, I can do about 22 strict pull-ups, while I can go well above 30 strict dips (with scapula depression throughout the movement).

I think it all boils down to genetics. Personally, I've always been better at pushing exercises. I even find planche training easier than front lever training (solely talking about scapula strength and pushing vs. pulling muscles in these drills).
 
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