Stability Ball Tricep Dips

Intermediate Level of Difficulty

The stability ball tricep dip is an excellent exercise that isolates the triceps and works balance and stability.

MUSCLES ENGAGED


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Triceps

Triceps are an often forgotten muscle group. Triceps are located on the opposite side of the biceps at the back of the upper arm. Well strengthened and defined triceps make the arm look bigger and sleeker (reducing the "flabby arm" look).

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Shoulders

The shoulder is the most movable joint in the body. However, it is an unstable joint because of the range of motion allowed. This instability increases the likelihood of joint injury, often leading to a degenerative process in which tissues break down and no longer function well.

Equipment Used


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Stability Ball

A stability or exercise ball is a ball constructed of soft elastic and filled with air until firm.Most stability balls range from a diameter of approximately 35 to 85 centimeters (14 to 34 inches).

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Bench

A weight training bench is a piece of equipment that has a resemblance to a normal (e.g. park) bench, but is cushioned and designed for use in the weight room.

Exercise Instructions


stability ball tricep dips - step 1

Step 1

Place your hands on the bench beside you and put your feet up on the stability ball.

stability ball tricep dips - step 2

Step 2

Keeping your back straight and your tailbone close to the bench, lower your body down until your elbows have reached 90 degrees.

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Step 3

Raise your body, fully extending your arms and contracting your tricep muscles. Repeat action.