|Also Known As:||Dips, chair dips|
|Equipment Needed:||Chair or bench|
It is a very effective exercise for your triceps because you’re lifting your body weight, your tricep has to work against a heavy load that makes muscle strength and builds a pump. And it is avoided for weak shoulders person. The gym-goers who have much experience can lift the body with some external weight by using belts. The main focus of tricep dips is Tricep brachii (that is behind your bicep).
How to do Triceps Dips?
- Lift up yourself on the parallel bar with your torso perpendicular to the floor.
- Maintaining this posture throughout the exercise, bend your keens and cross your ankles.
- Slowly lower your body until your shoulder joints are below your elbows.
- Push back to the starting position, but notice that now your elbows are not locked(nearly Straight).
- Sets: 3
- Reps: 10-8.
- Rest: 50 seconds.
Triceps Dips Tips!
- Don’t dip too low.
- Don’t lean forward.
- Don’t lock your elbow and don’t keep your body upright while performing the dip.
- Put weight on your upper thighs to put some more pressure on your tricep.
Benefits of Triceps Dips
The triceps dip is one of the most effective exercises for activating the triceps brachii muscle in the back of your upper arm.1 Additionally, you must activate your core as you hold your hips off the ground.
We use our triceps for extending our elbows.2 They’re also used for pushing, so you engage them in any daily activities that require a pushing motion. This includes pushing a lawnmower or a shopping cart and other similar movements.
It’s also important to keep your body in balance. So, if you participate in sports that use a lot of pulling actions (which involve the biceps), you need to maintain strength in your triceps in order to prevent muscle imbalances and injury.