Bench Dip for the Back of Arms Using a Chair

Reduce the upper arm jiggle when you wave by doing dips.
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Do the backs of your arms continue to flap in the breeze long after you've stopped waving your hands? If so, you may want to strengthen the triceps muscle. One way to tone and strengthen your triceps is with an exercise called a dip. You do not need a weight bench to perform this exercise. A sturdy and stable kitchen chair will do the trick. So pull up a seat for this effective arm exercise.

Step 1

Sit in a chair. Bend your knees. Place your feet hip-distance apart and flat on the floor.

Step 2

Straighten your spine to sit as tall as possible. Flatten your stomach to support your back by pulling your belly button toward your spine. Look straight ahead to protect your neck.

Step 3

Bend your elbows and place your hands on the arm rests of the chair. Face your palms toward you and wrap your thumbs around the arms of the chair. Keep your shoulders pulled down away from your ears.

Step 4

Exhale, straighten your arms and lift your butt off the chair seat.

Step 5

Inhale, bend your elbows and lower your body. Aim to bend your elbows until your upper arms are parallel with the floor or you feel a slight stretch across your chest.

Step 6

Keep tension in the triceps by not resting completely on the chair at the bottom of the dip.

Step 7

Repeat the dip eight to 12 times. Rest for 60 seconds and complete a second set.

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