Summer clothes are the most revealing so everybody wants to look their best. But most of us are shocked at our flabby, heavy arms. Flabby arms are a common problem area, often referred to as bat wings, especially in women who store more fat in their upper arms than men, primarily due to hormones.
Many people today suffer from excess body fat. Nevertheless, not only in the stomach area, but also in the body, fat accumulates. Flabby arms look as bad as any other portion of the body’s excess fat. Even if you have a lean body, the entire look can be messed up by flabby arms.
Flabby arms often seem to emerge from nowhere, but their origin is possibly due to changes occurring in the body during adulthood. There are, however, ways of fighting and tightening flabby arms, including regular strength training sessions and cardio workouts.
Arm flabbiness is caused by excess fat, which can be the result of age-natural changes associated with it. Body fat tends to increase and typically lean muscle decreases after age 30. These changes are due in part to age-related hormonal changes, but also to the less active tendency.
Hormonal changes can certainly cause metabolic rate to decrease, which means fewer calories burned throughout the day. A sluggish metabolism combined with more calories consumed due to lack of exercise produces a considerable risk of weight gain.
Luckily, getting rid of flabby arms isn’t impossible–all you need is a bit of determination and a couple of minutes a week. You will be proud to soon be showing off those thin, firm arms. Most women struggle because of their flabby arms. If you’re one of them, stop searching for miraculous solutions and start doing these 5 exercises.
CLOSE GRIP PULL UPS
Using a width shoulder grip, grab the pull up bar. Then, take a deep breath, while activating the lats, thighten your abs and drive the elbows straight down to the ground. Pull your chin to the bar until the lats contract completely, then slowly lower back to the starting position and repeat the number of repetitions assigned.
Sit on a chair or a bench, with your knees spread wide and feet on the floor. Take a dumbbell, bend forward a bit, place your elbow on the inside of your knee, and make sure your arm is hanging straight down. Curl the dumbbell slowly toward your shoulder, pause for a couple of seconds, then return to your starting position. Do this exercise with both your arms.
CLOSE GRIP PUSH UPS
Lie face down on the floor and extend your hands to the length of your shoulder. Make sure you keep your body up to your arms’ length. Lower yourself until your chest almost touches the ground. Use your triceps and some of your pectoral muscles to pull your upper body back to the starting place and squeeze your chest. Breathe in. Repeat the exercise.
DOUBLE HANDED DUMBBELL TRICEPS EXTENSION
Stand straight up with dumbbells in both hands. The feet should be apart in the length of your shoulder. Lift over the dumbbells until both arms are fully extended. Make sure your hands’ palm faces up to the ceiling. This is the starting position for you. First, in a semicircular motion, breathe in and lower the resistance until your forearms meet your biceps. Use your triceps to lift the dumbbells and return to your starting position. Repeat.
SINGLE HAND DUMBBELL TRICEPS EXTENSION
Stand up straight and take a dumbbell in one of your hands. At shoulder width, separate your feet from each other. Extend one of the arms over your head, and make sure the dumbbell is above your head. This is going to be your starting position. Now, lower the tension until your forearm reaches your bicep. Inhale as you do this. Then lift the dumbbell back to the starting position and exhale as you do this step. Turn your hands over and repeat the motion.