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Triceps Parallel-Bar Dips

Posted by GymAmerica
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 5:39pm filed under Triceps

Calories Burned:  272 calories per hour   (based on a body weight of 150 lbs.)
Primary Muscles Trained:  Triceps
Secondary Muscles Trained:  Anterior Deltoids, Pectorals
Grip parallel bars (the bars may parallel with each other or V-shaped) with your palms facing one another.
Jump up and support your body with your arms extended; bend your legs behind you and cross your ankles.
Keep your torso fully erect throughout the movement, this will focus the majority of the load on your Triceps (this contrasts Parallel-Bar Dips which require you to lean your torso forward to place the majority of the load on the Pectorals).
Lower your body until shoulder is just slightly lower than elbow, being sure to keep your upper arms close to your torso.
Press your body up to the starting position; do not lock your elbows at the top.
The entire motion should be done in a smooth, controlled manner that lasts about 3 seconds, with the downward movement no faster than the upward.
Do not bounce at the bottom of the movement. 

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