|Use 2 chairs that are stout enough to hold your weight without tipping or breaking. Be sure they contact the floor firmly enough not to slide. Place chairs more than shoulder width apart with chair backs facing you as shown. Place hands palm down on top of chair backs in center of chair backs to reduce risk of tipping.|
|Transfer your body weight to your hands, lifting both legs off floor. Bend both legs until lower legs are parallel to floor to keep them out of the way. I cross my legs at the ankles.|
|Slowly lower yourself down, leaning very slightly forward.|
|Go as far down as you can without hurting yourself, then push yourself back up to starting position. Repeat for as many reps as possible. If this is too hard, you can cheat by letting your toes touch the ground so they support part of your weight as you do the dips. This is a tremendously effective upper body exercise, working almost all upper body muscles, although it focuses on chest and triceps.|
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