Weekly Exercise

Exercise of the Week: Tricep Dip Variation

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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