If you have flabby arms, they could be a result of genes, general excess fat or just aging. It can be quite difficult to lose fat in this area. The most effective way to lose arm fat is by being physically active, and this doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to go to the gym. You can easily manage an effective routine from the comfort of your home, all you need is determination and focus. Here are some easy workouts to try out.
1. Tricep dips
Position your hands shoulder-width apart on a secured chair or bench, with your buttocks in front of the bench, your feet hip-width apart on the floor and legs bent. Straighten out your arms gently with a slight bend from the elbow, then keep your back close to the bench. Lower your body slowly till your arms are hinged at a 90-degree angle. Now, push off your hands back to the starting position and do about 10 to 15 reps of this.
2. Go for skipping
Skipping is a cardio workout with lots of benefits, and it is also inexpensive. It helps effectively to sweat out the fat from the body and also gives sleek and tone arms. As you lift your arms in circular motion while you skip, your arm muscles are affected and it increases the activity in the arm.
3. Push ups
Lie face-down with your hands on the floor shoulder-width apart. Once in this position, tuck your toes under and lift your body up gently, while you push through your hands to ensure that your elbows aren’t locked. Now, bend your elbows slowly and bring your face roughly 2 to 3 inches from the ground, then push back up with your arms. Repeat this 10 to 15 times.
Lie face-down on the floor, with your weight on your forearms and knees. Now, step your feet out till they are slightly apart and return to the plank position. Your body should be straight and parallel to the floor at this point and your buttocks should be tucked in. Contract your abs and maintain this pose for as long as you can.
5. Triceps with one arm
Sit on the floor with your hands almost a foot behind your hips and your fingers pointing towards your buttocks. Press your legs and feet together, with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor. Now, keep your arm straight so that you are able to raise your hips above the floor, then bend your left elbow with one arm, with your butt lowered close to the floor. Ensure that your buttocks don’t touch the floor, then repeat with the right elbow.
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