Couch Dips

If someone walks in on you in the middle of this tricep workout, they might think you’ve fallen off the couch and are trying to get up- especially when they see the funny look on your face as you focus on the exercise. It’s an arm-burner, this one. We want you to perform couch dips with slow, deliberate movements in order to keep the “ouch” out of the couch. Your body will tell you when you’ve had enough, so keep your expectations reasonable with couch dips- they’re a challenge.


If your couch cushions are soft and fluffy, remove them and use the frame of the couch for support. Position yourself seated on the floor, facing away from the couch with your arms behind you. Reach up and place your hands on the couch, supporting your body with your feet flat on the floor, knees bent at a 45 degree angle. You can fully extend your legs for a more advanced range of motion. With your head straight and eyes forward, dip your bottom to the floor and raise yourself back up. Do as many sets of 10 as you can tolerate.

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