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How to Perfect the Stability Ball Dip

Target two trouble zones at once—the back of your arms and your abs—with this challenging ball-based exercise.

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Oddo's Angle: Stability Ball Dip

Try this workout from trainer and nutritionist Kim Oddo.

START:

1. Sit on a workout bench with the heels of your hands cupping the edge, fingers pointing down.

2. Extend your legs out in front of you, resting your ankles on the top of a stability ball.

EXECUTE:

3. Keeping your back straight and abs engaged, slowly lower yourself downward, bending your elbows until they’re 90 degrees.

4. Straighten your elbows and return to starting position.

DO:

● Pause briefly at the top, contracting your triceps before lowering yourself back down.

● Keep your legs straight throughout the full range of motion.

DON’T:

● Bend elbows more than 90 degrees; this will put undo stress on the rotator cuff and could lead to injury.

● Bounce at the bottom of the movement; you’ll take the focus off your triceps and transfer it to your shoulders.

 

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