If there is one universal body-related complaint that women of all shapes and sizes can agree on, it’s the dreaded "arm jiggle." This problem seems to plague women in particular, and is not solved by merely losing weight. Overcoming arm flab requires specific, targeted exercises to tone up the muscles and get rid of those bat wings once and for all!
How Do I Get Rid Of Arm Jiggle?
Again, losing weight alone will not combat arm jiggle. In fact, if you have recently lost quite a bit of weight, you may have found that the extra skin has gotten worse. There are several exercise moves that can help, thankfully. Here are five of them:
1. Reverse Curls
Holding a light dumbbell in each hand, standing with feet shoulder-width apart. Lean forward about 45 degrees and hold arms parallel to your upper body, close to your sides. Keep elbows stationary, and let forearms hang relaxed. Now, push your forearm backwards, straightening out your arm. Repeat 10 to 12 times or until your arms are tired.
2. Crab Sit With Dip
Sit down on the floor with knees bent in front of you and both feet planted on the floor wider than shoulder width apart. Put your arms behind you with hands on floor, also more than shoulder width apart. Now raise your body off of the floor until you are in the "crab sit" position. Keep your core tight. Slowly lower your elbows down toward the floor, and then raise back up. Repeat until arms are tired.
3. Triangle Pushups
This is a highly effective move that not only tones your triceps, but also your chest and back. Instead of the standard pushup hand placement, place your hands with fingers facing inward. Your thumbs and forefingers should form a triangle.
As with any pushup, your shoulders, back, buttocks and legs should form a straight line. Keep your abdominal muscles contracted and your pelvis tucked in. Slowly lower your chest to the floor. Your elbows will flare outward. Raise back up and repeat for 10 to 12 reps. If this move is too difficult, you can lower your knees to the floor.
Dips are a similar concept to the crab dip, but use a weight bench. Sit on the bench, hands next to you gripping the edge of the bench. Lower your body down off the bench, and then push back up.
5. Standard Pushups
The pushup is a great overall upper body toning exercise that should be a part of everyone's routine.
If you are struggling with your fitness goals, an Amarillo personal trainer can make all the difference. Ralph Roberts at the Downtown Athletic Club can help keep you focused and create a personalized fitness plan that meets your needs. Whether you are looking to tone up your arms, strengthen your core, lose weight or increase stamina, Ralph can help!
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