Tricep Dips

This is a great move to work on toning the back side of your upper arm that seems to haunt us as we get older. Again, it can be done at equipment needed!

*How To pictures at the bottom!

Target Muscles:


How To:

  • Position yourself with your butt just off the edge of bench or chair with hands next to your hips, fingers curled under chair, knuckles facing forward

  • Feet are out in front of you at a 90 degree angle (more advanced - legs out straight, motivated- heels on another chair or stability ball)
  • Lower your body toward the ground by bending at the elbows
  • Go as far as you can or until your arms are at a 90 degree angle
  • Return to the start position by straightening your arms
  • Inhale on the way down, and exhale on the way up
  • Important: Don’t let your elbows flare out. Don’t let your chest collapse as you lower down. Don’t perform this exercise if you have a shoulder injury or wrist pain

    Beginner Option

    Intermediate Option

    Advanced Option

    Lower Down

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