tricep dips Muscles Worked

Tricep Dips are an upper body push exercise that primarily target the triceps which are in the back of the upper arm. They triceps are especially important for helping your get up from the floor or a chair or even a daily task like pushing a shopping cart.

Diagram of primary and secondary muscles worked from Tricep dips

Muscles Targeted

Primary Muscles


Secondary Muscles

Shoulders Traps

How to do Tricep dips

Begin sitting on the ground with bent legs in front of you. Place your hands behind your body with the fingers facing forward.

Lift your hips off the ground a couple inches so that all your weight is now in your heels and hands.

Then, perform a tricep dip as you lower the body down to the ground and bend the elbows slightly.

Next, straighten the arms again as you press back up, raising the hips back off the ground again.

Repeat for the desired repetitions.


Animation of how to do Tricep dips