PROPER FORM FOR TRICEP DIPS
DIP BABY, DIP!
Ok, so with tricep dips, it’s all about the set up . You gotta set yourself up for success, or they’re gonna be super uncomfortable. Here’s a check list of the proper set up:
- FOOT PLACEMENT - knees bent gives your triceps the most help. It’s simple as moving your feet forward if it doesn’t feel challenging enough, so it’s best to start modest & progress instead of the opposite ;-)
- NECK POSITION - it shouldn’t resemble a chicken (LOL)
- SPINE IS STRAIGHT - you gotta
engage your core
engage your lats
to lock in that pretty posture!
- ELBOWS STACK OVER WRISTS - if your body shifts forward as you bend, you’re bending your poor wrists wayyyy back. This is super important to check in on if dips always irritate your wrists.
- BREATHE ;-)
Here’s a video if you’d like a visual. The dips I’m doing in the photo & video are specifically modified/assisted dips, [because my feet are on the floor]. Full disclosure I’m focusing on these exclusively because the B Strong App is tailored to be doable, not just in a gym, but at home too,[though lots of these tips can be applied to traditional dips on bars]!
Always reach out with questions , squad!!