Arm Flab Workout
That infamous area along the back of your arms is the nemesis of so many women. But spot-reducing is not the way to tackle the jiggle. Lowering fat stores in one specific area of the body is essentially impossible to accomplish and should not be a part of your fitness regimen. Fighting arm flab requires more than just spot treatment!
In order to tone the backs of your arms, which is where your triceps muscles are, remember this: Specific exercises to increase your lean muscle mass will get you results, but you must also decrease your caloric intake without risking too much muscle loss. So to lose the wiggle and jiggle, be sure to eat a healthy balanced diet with proper nutrients; get at least six to eight hours of sleep so that your body can repair, recover, and build muscle; and consistently maintain your exercise program. I also recommend drinking half your body weight in ounces of water daily. (That means if you weigh 100 pounds, you need to drink 50 ounces of water.) Water will help you feel fuller and more alert. Then be sure to incorporate these five flab-fighting exercises into your workout routine.
How it works: Do each exercise back to back with no rest, performing as many repetitions as possible in 30 to 60 seconds.
1. Thumb Downs: Stand with your feet in a wide stance and point your toes outward. It is important to note that your knees should be in line with your toes. Keep your spine in a neutral position, chin up and hips pulled in. Next, fully extend both arms outward (right arm directly over right knee and vice versa) with your hands in the thumbs up position. Next, rotate the thumbs in and downward (as if you were pouring our a bottle of water). Slowly lower your arms, thumbs brushing closely inside the thighs until they meet (starting position). Then in one quick sweeping action, raise the arms up as high as possible following the same angle as the descent.
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