Nov 14, 2011

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New Move Monday: Tricep dips with a medicine ball

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There aren’t many people who enjoy doing tricep dips. They are difficult, but they are very effective. Here is a twist on the basic tricep dip. Remember, you can take a basic exercise move and add something to it to take it to a whole new level!


(Instruction below picture)

Find a location that gives you some area to lower and lift your body where you can sit. Start with the medicine ball on the ground below your feet. Straighten your arms. (Baby swing in the background, optional. :))

Lower down a few inches. Keep your body close to the step that you are sitting on as you lower. Think of the shoulders drawing AWAY from the ears, the chest open and lifted. Press into the heel of the hands as you bring yourself back up. Repeat.

If you are crazy want to kick it up a notch, try doing this with ONE leg. The concerned look on my face was not made up for this picture. :)

REPS: 2-3 sets of 8-12 dips


Do for time! See how many you can do in 30 or 60 sec and try to improve each time!

  1. Oooh. I’m going to have to try this one…. thanks, Clare!

  2. hoping that as I continue to read your blog, I will fall in love with exercising again….. and start in with the DOING of it!

  3. I hate them…tricep dips! but I love the results so I keep dipping away, every time my instructor makes me and never when she doesn’t! :)

  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog, Clare! And if you want to guest post on my Move It, Move It series- by all means please do! It seems you know a bit more about fitness than I. :)

  5. You’re one of the most beautiful women i ever have seen !

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