Tone your triceps with pool edge tricep dips

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.

Advanced option

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

Simple option

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.