Flabby arms and even bat wings are among the most common issues that women have when they gain weight and seeing them as you wear short sleeve or tank tops can be a bit frustrating for you. This is understandable given that most of us are quite conscious with the way we look. What can you do to make your arms look toned once more?
If you are determined to sculpt those flabby arms and get rid of the bat wings that have appeared under your arms, then doing some bodyweight workout should be on your list of things to do. Exercising does help with getting rid of the excess weight that you have been carrying, but which workout should you try to get rid of your flabby arms?
This is probably the last thing that you’ll consider when you are reducing the excess fats in your arms, but it does work. It does look easy and simple enough, right? Until you start doing it and then you’ll feel that burn on your entire arms! Stand with our feet about hip width apart with arms outstretched on your sides. Rotate them in a clockwise motion for 16 counts, then do another 16 reps going counterclockwise. Rest for a minute then repeat. You’ll be sweating buckets after for sure.
Doing chicken wings to combat bat wings? It’s a start, don’t you think? Stand straight with feet about hip width apart, elbows at your sides with arms bent too. Your dumbbells should be in front of you with your palms facing one another. Now, flap your wings by bringing your elbows out to your side and as high as your shoulder. Go back to your first position slowly. This counts as one. While flapping your arms up and down, your weights should remain pointed out in front of you to add tension to your arms. You’ll burn those fats real soon too.
Another classic move that is designed to target the bat wings, the tricep dips is a worthy addition to your arsenal. You will need a chair to start this workout, but if not, you can still perform tricep dips while sitting on the floor. If you are going to use a chair, sit on the edge of the sit with your hands gripping the sides of the chair. Your legs should be bent at 90 degrees. Now scoot over until your butt is hanging from the seat, your hands still holding on to your chair. Lower yourself close to the floor by bending your arms. Keep your core tightened too. Push yourself back up to complete one rep. You will need to 10 to 12 reps to complete a set.
You can also do the scarecrow extensions by standing tall with feet about hip-width apart. While you’re still holding on to your dumbbells, raise your elbows up until they are at the same height as the shoulders, with your knuckles pointing toward the floor. Consider this as the start position. As you exhale, extend your weights up and moving out to your sides until they are the same height as your shoulders. Lower your weights to go back to your starting position. This counts as one rep. You will need to do 10 reps to complete one set.
Repeating these exercises or adding them to your daily workout routine can help tone your arm muscle and reduce the appearance of bat wings. You can increase the degree of difficulty by doing more reps, or by holding heavier weights.