Working out can help tone your body and give you the fit look you want. While spot exercising won’t remove fat from certain locations, it burns calories that burns fat from the entire body and tone the muscles in the areas you work. You can’t do spot exercises for weight loss in a certain area of the body, but you can tone the muscles and take away the flabby appearance. In fact, you can actually do exercises to tone arms or any other part of the body. Toning the arms helps you look great in sleeveless tops and beachwear.
If you suffer from the bat wing look, start working those upper arms.
No matter what sex you are, toned arms are sexy. It takes strength-building exercises to get that toned appearance. If you want to lose fat, eat healthy and focus on compound exercises and full body workouts, but for bat wings turn to tricep extensions. You can use a water bottle, soup can or dumbbell to do them. Just hold it with both hands, arms stretched straight above your head. Bend your arms at the elbow, lowering the weight behind your back and then back up to the original position with arms overhead.
Bodyweight exercises don’t require any equipment.
Push-ups may seem old school, but there’s nothing that tones arms faster. You can do a standard push-up or ones on bent knee that are easier. Start with prone position with toes touching, body straight and hands directly under the shoulders. Raise and lower your body, keeping it straight. If you want to do the easier version, do it the same way, but with your legs bent and knees touching the mat. Adjusting the width of your hands makes a difference in the muscles it works. For bat wings, putting hands closer together than shoulder-width works.
If you want an exercise to do at the office, try a chair dip.
You can do a chair dip almost anywhere that you have a stable chair that doesn’t roll. Sit on the edge of the chair with legs extended and feet flat on the floor. Put your hands on both sides of the chair, lifting your body up and forward and then lower it toward the floor until your elbows are at right angle. Then raise your body back up to seated position and repeat.
- It doesn’t matter whether you have to lose weight or not, eating healthy plays a big role in getting the look you want. You need collagen, which is a protein that helps increase muscle mass and improve skin elasticity.
- You don’t have to move frantically to get a great workout when you do a plank. A plank works the whole body, yet it’s super simple. You lay on the floor with hands in line with the shoulders and toes touching, then lift yourself up and hold.
- If you want an exercise that uses inexpensive equipment, try ones with resistance bands. The basic arm exercise is to hold your arms in front of you with one end of the band in each hand and then pull.
- You’ll find a wealth of back and arm exercises in my online exercise collection. Take our co-fit 21 day challenge and you’ll see a huge difference, not only in your arms, but your entire body.
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