310719 Chair Dips
Here, in this short video, we see Darla doing several variations of a chair dips.
These are quite effective, if done properly, as she is doing them in the video.
Notice the chair is on a non-slip floor in the ballet room. If you are doing them at home, it is best to put the chair against something so it won’t slip away from you.
Some people have issues with their shoulders and probably should not do them this way. There are many alternatives to exercising your triceps and shoulders.
You can also use two chairs. Set them up so the seats face each other and in such a manner that they won’t slip out from under you as you do the dip. This configuration allows more of a stretch during the movement.
Here’s how to do them:
- Place a chair so the seat faces forward away from the wall.
- Set the chair up so it won’t slip out from under you.
- Put your hands on the seat and face away from the chair.
- Slowly lower yourself down until your upper arms are parallel to the floor and then push yourself back up into the starting position.
- Push back up for one repetition
Start out doing one or two at a time and gradually build up to sets of 10-20. After you are strong enough to do this many then move onto other versions of push up.
Here are just a few, the wall, counter top, modified, beach ball or pillow, then the regular push up on your outstretched legs and toes.