Dips on Dip Bars

Tricep Dips on Bar

Tricep dips on a bar are a great exercise for targeting the triceps, shoulders, and chest. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to perform triceps dips on a bar:

Video Instructions On How To Do Tricep Rips on Bar

Equipment Needed:

  1. Parallel bars or dip station


  1. Find a Suitable Bar:
    • Locate parallel bars or a dip station. These are typically found in gyms, but you can also use parallel bars at a park or playground.
  2. Adjust the Bars:
    • Make sure the bars are parallel and at a width that is comfortable for your shoulder width. The height of the bars should be such that when you hold onto them, your feet do not touch the ground.
  3. Grip the Bars:
    • Stand facing the bars and grip each bar with your palms facing down (pronated grip). Ensure your grip is firm, and your hands are about shoulder-width apart.
  4. Starting Position:
    • Lift yourself up so your arms are fully extended, and your body is suspended between the bars. Your arms should be straight, and your feet should be off the ground.
  5. Body Position:
    • Lean slightly forward, keeping your torso upright. Your legs can be straight or bent at the knees, depending on your fitness level and comfort. The straighter your legs, the more challenging the exercise.
  6. Execution:
    • Lower your body by bending your elbows. Keep your elbows pointing backward and close to your body. Lower yourself until your upper arms are parallel to the ground or your triceps are parallel to the floor. Maintain control throughout the movement.
  7. Push Back Up:
    • Press through your palms and extend your elbows to return to the starting position. Fully straighten your arms without locking your elbows at the top.
  8. Breathing:
    • Inhale as you lower your body and exhale as you push back up.
  9. Repetition:
    • Aim for a controlled and smooth movement. Start with a manageable number of repetitions (e.g., 8-12) and gradually increase as you get stronger.
  10. Tips:
    • Focus on engaging your triceps throughout the movement.
    • Keep your shoulders down and away from your ears.
    • Avoid excessive swinging or using momentum; control is key.
  11. Safety Precautions:
    • If you’re a beginner, consider having a spotter or using assistance until you build enough strength.
    • If you experience pain, especially in your shoulders or elbows, stop the exercise and consult a fitness professional or healthcare provider.

Incorporate triceps dips into your overall workout routine to strengthen and tone your triceps effectively.