Exercise of the Week: Triceps Dips
Triceps are the muscles that run down the back of your upper arm, from your shoulder to your elbow. They’re a bigger muscle group than your bicep so working your triceps is a quick path to bigger, more balanced and great looking arms. Dips don’t require any equipment and can be done anywhere. All you need is a raised surface to push yourself off of. Dips are your essential anywhere, any time exercise. Instructions:
- Sit on the edge of a chair or bench with your hands next to your thighs.
- Lift your body out just in front of the chair, with your feet flat on the floor and your knees bent.
- Lower yourself down so your elbows bend no more than 90 degrees and push yourself back up.
How many reps/sets? First timers try 3 sets of as many reps as you can do. Do these 2-3 times a week in front of the TV on commercial breaks. After about a month work your way up to 3-4 sets of 12-15 reps. Easy to accomplish while watching a 30 minute sitcom on TV.