What do your arms say about you? Arm exercises can be easy to add to your routine a few times a week to lose arm fat for fabulous fit arms in time for swimsuit season!
Our arms are among the places on our bodies as women over 40 that if not properly maintained, will surely make us feel our age and then some. I am going to tell you the fastest way to lose arm fat and be ready for summer tank tops and swimsuits.
Arm fat comes from triceps not being toned. The great news is our triceps are one of the muscles that react quickly to workouts.
How to Lose Arm Fat
Find a secure place to wrap an exercise band around. Stand squarely facing the band with your arms at a 90 degree angle. Using only your arm, careful not to use your back muscles, press down with the heel of your hand slowly to your leg and controllably back up to the 90 degree angle. Repeat for 3 sets of 8-10 repetitions on each arm.
If you don’t have an exercise band, you can use self pressure by flexing your muscle by pretending you are pushing the air down.
Triceps Standing Extension
Using a small weight, hold above your head with both hands. Keep your elbows pointed up. Slowly lower the weight behind your head and back up. Repeat for 3 sets of 8-10 repetitions.
If you don’t have weights, use whatever you can find. A large can of food, a bag of flour, rice…anything with a little weight will work!
Stand in a lunge position with your left leg forward, back slightly bent or leaning forward. Using a small weight in your right hand, bring your elbow up, parallel with the floor and extend your forearm straight and bring it back in without moving your elbow or upper arm. Repeat for 3 sets of 8-10 repetitions.
Again, you can use anything with a little weight that’s around your house or you can create your own resistance by pretending you are pushing the air if you don’t have weights.
Using a secure chair, weight bench or even the side of your tub, sit on the edge with your hands behind you, legs out straight. Move your rear slightly off so that your hands are the only thing resting on the bench, fingers facing you. Lower your body down and back up slowly for 3 sets of 8-10 repetitions.
These are so easy to do where ever you are in the house. Do a few sets 2-3 times weekly before jumping in the shower or after you brush your teeth!
When combined with daily exercise including cardio and a healthy diet, these 4 exercises will make it possible to lose arm fat before the weather gets warm enough to show them off!
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