Getting Rid of Chubby Arms
As one of the most visible body parts, your arms are a good indicator of how the rest of your body looks. If you have flab underneath your biceps and triceps, you may feel embarrassed when out and about. To help you avoid these types of awkward social interactions in the future, here are a few tips that can help you lose weight and tone up those chubby arms.
First, you will need to do some sort of aerobic exercises, working your whole body in the process. While this may seem excessive, remember that you cannot target any specific areas for burning fat. Thus, the most effective way of removing chubby arms is to push your whole body to the limit on a treadmill or exercise bike. This sort of cardio routine can also be done in the swimming pool or while cycling around the park. Work out for half an hour a day, five times a week and you should start seeing slimmer, trimmer arms in no time at all.
Now that you’ve started burning the fat from your arms, it will be time to tone the muscle, giving your arms an improved shape. In this case, you’ll need to focus on strength training that targets the muscles in your arms on a regular basis. Just as you can find treadmills that optimise your cardio capabilities, so too can you find exercises that specifically work on chubby arms, turning the muscle inside into something larger and more impressive. Here are four exercises which will give you the best chance of toning your biceps and triceps:
Backwards lifts: Place your hands behind your thighs while holding a suitable dumbbell. Keep your arms straight and lift them back away from your body. Stop lifting before it gets too uncomfortable to avoid unwanted muscle strain. Lower your arms back down and then repeat ten times for three repetitions.
Side lifts:Hold your arms by your side, holding two dumbbells and press your fists against your thighs. Lift your arms straight outwards until they are as high as your shoulders. Hold for a few seconds and then slowly lower them back down. Repeat this ten times for three repetitions.
Overhead lifts: Holding a pair of dumbbells, lift your arms straight up and then bend them at the elbow until there’s a right angle. Slowly lift the weights upwards until your arms are straight again. Slowly lower them down and then repeat the exercise ten times with three repetitions. If you feel pain however, stop before you injure yourself.
Pushups: Lay flat on the ground on your stomach. Place your hands palms down on the floor by your shoulders. Raise yourself up, keeping your back straight. Your toes and your hands should be the only thing touching the ground. Lower and raise yourself slowly, bending your arms to the sides. Repeat this action ten times for three repetitions (or as many times as you can first handle).