Strength Training

Fitness Move of The Week: Dips Aren’t Just For Chips

Here’s one of my favourite exercises for strengthening your arms:

1. Sit on a bench or chair, with your hands beside your hips. Lift yourself onto your hands, and move your body forward, so that you are suspended in front of the chair or bench.

2. Lower yourself slowly toward the ground, as though tryinging to sit on the floor. Don’t bend your arms too far (beyond 90 degrees): you don’t want to strain your shoulders. Pause, and push back to starting position.

NOTES

  • Use your triceps (muscle at the back of your arm) to do the lowering and the lifting. Don’t use your hips or legs to lower or raise you. No cheating.
  • You may choose to avoid this exercise if you have shoulder problems.

TIP
If this move is too challenging at first, try it with your knees bent to 90-degree angles.

Have a good workout!

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  • fitcheerldr (Janice Smith)
    January 16, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    Another great post! http://tinyurl.com/yc6gdw6

  • IamSucceeding (Trish)
    January 16, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    dips! ouch! RT @fitcheerldr: Another great post! http://tinyurl.com/yc6gdw6

  • fitcheerldr (Janice Smith)
    January 16, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    New blog post: Dips Aren’t Just For Chips http://tinyurl.com/yc6gdw6 #mamavation #running #fitness

  • fitcheerldr (Janice Smith)
    January 17, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    Another great post! Fitness Move of The Week: Dips Aren’t Just For Chips http://tinyurl.com/yc6gdw6

  • fitcheerldr (Janice Smith)
    January 24, 2010 at 1:18 am

    Fitness Move of The Week: Dips Aren’t Just For Chips : http://tinyurl.com/yc6gdw6

  • STEENA
    August 18, 2010 at 8:09 am

    Nice, I’m going to give this a go! 🙂

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