Exercise of the Week, Vacation Series: Tricep Dips

Exercise of the Week, Vacation Series:  Tricep Dips

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Coach Kristie demonstrates the Exercise of the Week, Vacation Series:  Tricep Dips.  Exercises in the vacation series can be done anywhere without the need of additional equipment.

Tricep dips are one of the best exercise to target the triceps.  There are many ways you can perform this exercise.

You will need a stable platform for hand placement that will support your bodyweight.  A table, stair, chair, or bench, something that will not move while you perform the exercise.  Feet can be placed on the floor in front of you, knees slightly bent, or legs straight out on the floor or elevated as shown in the image.  For added difficulty you can have legs straight out, with one slightly elevated.

Start in the up position (arms straight) and slowly lower yourself so arms are at a 90 degree angle, then return to start.  You can add difficulty by “holding” in the arms bent position for a count of 5-8 before returning to the start position.

Start with 3 sets of 12-15 repetitions.

 

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