I’ve been working with a client for over two years. She is 47, still quite overweight due to poor food choices, but her strength is pretty good and she is proud of herself for all her gains. We do mostly free weight exercises with dumbbells, kettle balls, HIIT, circuit training. She CANNOT do tricep dips. She keeps her fingers tented and just cannot bend her elbows. Some of it might be fear of falling, but I just can’t figure this out. She is able to do other tricep exercises without problems. Any ideas on how I can help her? thanks
It could just be the orthopedic angles. Being overweight doesn’t help. A triceps dip is a tough exercise. It’s why gymnasts rely on it. But your client is not a gymnast. Just focus on the exercises that target the triceps. As you know, there are lots. With time, as you help her achieve a healthy weight, she may be able to complete a triceps dip with no problem.