When I work with private clients, they usually want to focus on one of three areas: abs, hips and backs of the arms–the triceps. Fortunately, if you are losing weight in addition to doing exercises, your arms will be the first to show improvement. And if you’re frugal like me, you’ll love knowing you can effectively tone your arms right at home. Plus, doing dips on your stairs may be safer than doing them on a bench as the smaller height of the step limits the depth of the dip and prevents you from lowering yourself too far and risking shoulder injury.

This great simple exercise provides many benefits:

  • tones backs of the arms
  • strengthens shoulders and chest
  • stretches shoulders
  • works core
  • increases overall upper-body strength

Next time you walk past your stairs, take one minute to shape your arms!

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