Stability Ball tricep dips are one of my favorite tricep arm toning exercises, and on this site you'll learn all the best tricep exercises to include in your tricep workouts.
There are so many different ways to work your triceps and adding a stability ball to tricep bench dips can really help to strengthen your triceps and tone flabby arms.
Because the ball will make your body less stable, both your core muscles and your triceps will work much harder when you put your feet on a stability ball.
Below are the pictures and instructions for tricep dips with a stability ball.
Starting Position: Begin by sitting at the edge of a bench and position your hands at your sides with your fingers facing forwards.
Place your feet on top of a stability ball, and lift your body off the bench.
Form: Inhale and lower your body towards the floor. When your elbows and shoulders get to about 90 degrees, exhale and press your body back up.
Personal Trainer Tips: This is an advanced tricep exercise, so you should first build up your strength with regular bench dips.
The lower you go in this exercise the more strain you place on the shoulder joint, so generally it makes sense to limit range of motion to about 90 degrees at the elbow.
Use a comfortable range of motion.
If you have stiff shoulders and limited shoulder range of motion, you should continually stretch your shoulders, pecs, and lats.
And of course if you feel pain during this exercise, you should stop doing it and consult with a licensed health professional.
It is very beneficial to challenge your core muscles while you are doing arm exercises. You don't always have to challenge the core, but from time to time, it is important to work on increasing coordination, balance, and core strength.
Using a Stability Ball is a great way to challenge your core muscles and stabilizer muscles while also working your major muscles.
So get on the ball when you can!
Yours In Health,
Dr. Charles PT/PT
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