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Tricep Dips

A Body Weight Exercise that Primarily Targets your Triceps but also blasts your Chest, Deltoids, Lats, and Upper Back

Welcome to our Tricep Dips Exercise Instruction Guide! 

On this page you'll learn how to do one of our compound exercises, Tricep Dips, using the correct technique. Below you'll find pictures, exercise instructions, and tips on how to get the most out of this and other Tricep Exercises so you can immediately add to your Arm Workouts.

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Exercise Summary

Exercise Name:Tricep Dips
Main Muscle:Triceps
Secondary Muscle(s):Chest, Deltoids, Lats, Upper Back
Exercise Type:Push, Compound
Equipment Required:Dip Station or any Parallel Bars

Exercise Description and Instruction:

This Triceps Exercise is one of the classic compound exercises that primarily works your triceps. Hold a dumbbell between your feet or a weight plate on a dip belt for additional resistance.

tricep dips
tricep dips

To Perform This Exercise:

  1. Grasp a set of parallel bars and push yourself up to the starting position so that your arms are fully extended.
  2. While keeping your elbows close to your body, lower yourself down until your triceps are parallel to the floor.
  3. Slowly raise yourself back to the starting position by pushing upwards and keeping your elbows close to your body.


  1. Keep your abs drawn in and your body straight during this exercise.
  2. Hold a dumbbell between your feet or a weight plate on a dip belt for additional resistance.

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