Dips are a strength training exercise that targets the muscles in the chest, triceps, and shoulders. To perform dips for the triceps, you can use a dip bar or parallel bars. If you don’t have access to a dip bar, you can use two sturdy chairs or a bench and a stable surface (such as the edge of a table). Here’s how to perform dips for the triceps:
- Stand facing the dip bar or parallel bars, with your hands grasping the bars. Your palms should be facing each other and your arms should be straight.
- Slowly lower your body down by bending your elbows and keeping your elbows close to your body. Lower yourself until your upper arms are parallel to the ground.
- Pause briefly, then push yourself back up to the starting position by straightening your arms.
- Repeat for the desired number of reps.
It’s important to keep your body upright and avoid swinging your legs during the exercise. Also, make sure to keep your elbows close to your body throughout the movement to target the triceps effectively. You can adjust the difficulty of the exercise by adjusting your body position (e.g., leaning forward slightly) or using added resistance (e.g., a weight belt or dumbbells).
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