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Triceps Dip Exercise

Exercise for Seniors

What this exercise does.

The alternative tricep dip helps strengthen and tone the back of the upper arm.

Exercise Instructions

1. Sit in chair with armrests.

2. Lean slightly forward, keep your back and shoulders straight.

3. Grasp arms of chair. Your hands should be level with trunk of body or slightly farther forward.

4. Tuck feet slightly under chair, heels off the ground, weight on toes and balls of feet.

5. Slowly push body off of chair using arms, not legs.

6. Slowly lower back down to starting position. Pause.

7. Repeat 8 to 15 times.

8. Rest; then do another set of 8 to 15 repetitions.

Triceps Extension 1 Triceps Extension 2

Extra Exercise Tip

This pushing motion of this alternative dip exercise will strengthen your arm muscles even if you aren't yet able to lift yourself up off of the chair. Don't use your legs or feet for assistance, or use them as little as possible. Eventually you want all of your weight lifted using the tricep muscles while the legs get a rest!

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