When Working Out Is Just Another Day at the Beach: Tricep Dips
Utilizing the metal beams at the Original Muscle Beach, I grab hold of the bars with my palms facing inwards and hoist myself up—keeping my elbows slightly bent to engage my triceps. From there I dip to a 90 degree angle, slightly pitching my body forward (which actually works my chest too) making sure that my elbows are locked in, directly under my armpits and not splayed out to the sides. After I lower my body to 90 degrees, I immediately press myself back up to the starting position. I do 3 to 4 sets of 10 to 12 repetitions. When I want to really maximize the exercise I’ll hold the 90-degree position for 5 to 10 seconds on the last rep. Murder but effective!
Things You’ll Need
1. A lovely beach
3. A towel (maybe one small for exercising and one large for after workout swim)
4. Water (you’ve got to stay hydrated)
5. Workout gloves (the metal might be hot and the gloves can serve as a barrier as well as padded comfort)
And remember, like all Get Me Body posts, these workout routines are suggested exercises that have worked for me. I am not a trainer or a physician, so please consult either of those two professionals before attempting to do any vigorous workout regiment, especially if you are new to exercising. Stay active and stay inspired.