Flabby Arms Solutions

According to Martika Heaner M.A., M.Ed., for MSN Health & Fitness, our arms become flabby for two reasons: one, poor muscle tone in the triceps and biceps muscles; two, extra fat that accumulates in the area.

Heaner shares the following workout program to eliminate flabs in your arms:

Start by doing 1 to 3 sets of 8 to 12 reps of two basic exercises. Begin with 3- to 10- pound dumbbells, and then gradually work your way up to heavier weights.

  1. Do a biceps curl. Hold your dumbbell straight by your side, and then bend your elbow to bring the weight up slowly to your shoulder, and then back down again.
  2. Do a triceps extension. Lie on your back while holding a dumbbell in both hands, arms straight (vertically) above your head. Bend your elbows to bring the weight down behind your head towards the floor, keeping elbows pointing up. Then straighten your arms again, lifting the weight back up towards the ceiling.
  3. You can also do one set of 8 to 12 pushups. If you’re a beginner, start by doing 2 to 4 reps, and then work your way up to a full set.

Do each move 3 times a week. In a month or two, you should see a notice a difference in how firm your arms feel.

Heaner also warns against walking with a pair of weights. Swinging light weights as you walk yields very minimal results. Plus, you might even strain your elbows and shoulders from doing this.

Source: MSN Health & Fitness