Feet Up Triceps Dips

Have your feet raised when performing triceps dips will increase the exercise difficulty as more of your body weight is needed to be lifted by your triceps muscles.

Rest your feet on a secure platform, ideally the same height as your hands, which should also be on a secure platform, palms facing forward, either close by your sides (normal) - hands wide or hands close behind your back, (thumbs touching).

keep your palms facing forward lower yourself down by taking the elbows back

Inhale and smoothly bend the arm at the elbow to help isolate the triceps muscle, keeping your buttock close to the bench throughout the movement, aiming to take yourself down so that your arms are horizontal to the floor.

You may wish to pause for a second or two in the downward phase of the dip, in order to help focus on feeling the triceps muscle work as you exhale and smoothly return to a straight arm position, prior to repeating again.

Always make sure that your feet are placed away from the edge of the bench, because as you lower, your heels will come closer to the edge.

Stretch and Warm Up before you commence any exercise and aim to finish with some good stretching to let your body and mind recover.

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