Traditional tricep dips work your arms and require minimal equipment. This variation incorporates the gliding element of one of your feet. Adding this requires more stability and core strength- as opposed to mainly your arms.
For most “gliding” exercises (check out some of our other examples here), you’ll need a washcloth, socks, or exercise gliders (as seen below) to help you move smoothly over a tiled or carpeted surface. In this instance, my pant legs served this purpose, and I was able to forego any additional items.
- Position a chair, or other sturdy item with a similar height, behind you.
- Place your hands, palms facing backwards, on the surface of the item.
- Lower yourself and steady your body by placing one foot under your hips. This will end up being the foot you “glide” outwards (see the video below).
- The other foot should then be extended ahead of you- and will stay there the remainder of the exercise.
- Once you are ready, glide the foot that is under your hips towards the other, then return it to the starting position.
- This movement should be done while you are holding yourself in the tricep-dip position.
- Repeat the movement 12-15 times for one set. Work towards 2-3 sets.
Please speak to your provider before starting any new exercise regimen.
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