Have you ever looked at yourself in the mirror and noticed that extra layer of fat under your arms? You’re probably wondering how it got there in the first place. Well, it’s not that hard to imagine why your arms a bit loose lately. Ask yourself if you’ve been doing any arm exercises or are watching what you eat. Chances are your current lifestyle is not as healthy as you might think. Fortunately, making your flabby arms disappear doesn’t require you to get surgery at all but rather training them with the right workouts is a must.
Here are some arm exercises that can help you get rid of all that flab while toning your muscles in no time.
Although push-ups are considered as a chest exercise, it still works the triceps as the secondary muscles in this workout. To do this exercise, you should place your hands on the floor at shoulder-width apart with a slight bend to your arms. Your feet should be together. Make sure that your weight is evenly distributed on your hands and toes. Keep your core engaged throughout the exercise. Bend your elbows to lower your chest to the floor until your body becomes straight. Hold for a few seconds then push yourself back to complete 1 rep. You will need to do 10 to 15 reps to complete a set.
Another exercise that can help you banish flabby arms is doing curls. This exercise targets your biceps. You should stand straight with your feet together with a dumbbell in each hand. Your hands should be positioned at either side of your thighs with your palms facing forward. Retract your shoulder blades while you engage your core. Raise your arms toward your shoulders by engaging your biceps. Make sure that your shoulders don’t move forward as you lift your dumbbells upward. Hold for a few seconds then slowly lower the weights back to your first position. You should do 15 to 20 reps.
Triceps dips are classic move that will blast your flabby arms in no time. To do this exercise, you should sit on the edge of a chair or bench with your hands gripping the edges tightly. Your legs should be stretched out in front of you. Scoot over the edge of the chair or bench then bend your elbows to 90 degrees to lower yourself into the floor until your arms are at 90 degrees. Hold this pose for a few seconds then push yourself back up. You will need to do 10 to 15 reps for this exercise to complete a set.
Spider (wo)man push-ups.
If you want to bring an added challenge to your workouts, you should do the spider (wo)man push-ups. To start this exercise, you should go into a push-up position with your hands on the floor, arms extended, and your back straight from the shoulders to your heels. Lower yourself into a push-up pose by bending your elbows then bring your left knee towards your chest. Bring your leg back out then repeat with the other leg. Push yourself back up and repeat.