Tone your triceps with pool edge tricep dips15/07/2016
If you are looking for something different to do in the pool, then our pool exercise ideas are just the thing. No swimming required, just a steady, simple workout using the resistance and support offered by water. This idea is pool edge tricep dips. Tricep dips you can do on the side of the pool.
- Body areas worked: upper body (chest, triceps, shoulders) and core
- Related exercises: Pool Edge Push Ups
How to do pool edge tricep dips
As with all our pool workout ideas you can use the video as a guide to what you have to do. This video shows someone doing pool edge tricep dips to help you with technique.
- Start with your back against the pool wall
- Place hands palm down on the wall behind you either side of your body with your elbows at right angles
- Transferring your weight onto your hand and arms, push your body up and out of the water.
- Keep your head held high and lift your chest and back as close as you can in line with the pool’s wall
- Straighten your arms.
- Once your arms are locked or straight, bend your elbows and lower slowly back down to the starting position
- Try to do two sets of 10 to 15 reps.
If you feel this is too easy you can increase the intensity by the following methods.
- Increase the time it takes to perform the upward and downward arm movement. The slower the downward phase takes the harder the arms will have to work
- Increase the number of repetitions to 20-30.
- Increase the number of sets to three
If you feel this is too difficult you can lower the intensity by doing the following.
- When pushing your upper body out of the water, add a small jump. This will reduce the strain on your arms by using your legs more.