Tricep dips (or the reverse push-up) are a staple exercise in Barre classes. I absolutely love them because it is such a great exercise to get your arms toned and summer ready. Tricep dips also never seem to get easier so you can feel them working as you are doing them! For a fun and effective twist on tri-cep dips, I am sharing my new favorite variation of this exercise: Tricep press in a side plank. They are also easy to do at home and require no equipment, so there is no excuse not to do them! To set up, lie down on your left side on the floor or on a mat. 1. Extend your left arm out in front of you flat on the ground. Make sure that your left wrist is in-line with your left shoulder.
2. Bring your right arm out in front of you and across your chest. Place your right palm flat on the floor. Your right finger tips should be facing your left arm.
3. Begin to press your weight into your right hand and then press away from the floor until your right arms is almost straight. This movement is going to lift your torso off of the ground. You should immediately feel your tricep and the back of the right arm engage. Try your best to keep your feet and legs on the ground. Bend your right elbow lowering your body back down to the ground. And then repeat again, by once more pressing your right palm into the floor or mat and lifting your entire body off the ground by using only your right arm. Try to start with 10 repetitions and then switch sides.
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AUTHOR: Jessica Diaz
cover img photographer: Nikola Borissov