Thursday, April 26, 2012

Exercise of the Day: Tricep Dip and Reach

Today we're working our arms, core, and balance, by doing the Tricep Dip and Reach. This workout can be done just about anywhere, using a step, a plyometric box, a chair, steps, etc......so no excuses!!!



1-Sit in front of an exercise step and place your wrists on the edge of the step so your fingers point straight down to the floor. You want your hands shoulder width apart.

2-Bring yourself into a hover position, pressing into your wrists, your elbows bent, using your triceps to support your weight as your glutes hover a few inches over the floor. Press your heels into the floor and raise your toes to activate the back of your legs. This is your starting and end position for the exercise.

3-As you take an exhalation, push through your triceps and raise your torso straight up, straightening your elbows. As you raise up, extend your left arm straight in front of you as you lift your right heel off the floor. Hold this balance pose for a count of 2.

4-Return your left wrist to the step and your right heel to the floor as you sink your body back into the hover position.

5-Push through your triceps again to raise your torso and straighten your elbows, this time extending your right arm in front of you and lifting your left heel off the floor. Hold for a count of 2.

6-Return your right wrist to the step and your left heel to the floor as you sink your body back into the hover position. This completes one repetition.

Do as many repetitions as you can until you can no longer perform the exercise using good form.


ENJOY!!!

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