Flabby arms are a common sight. A lot of girls in India and in general complain about the excessive fat on their arms. If you’re suffering from something similar, you have a reason to be happy now, as you’ll be a step ahead after reading this article.
This article will tell you about a few, very effective exercises that directly hit those flabby arms, and also tell you about the changes required in your diet and routine. In addition, these tips will also help you reduce your overall body weight and assist you in your fat loss goals. Sleeveless shirts are not very far!
First of all, I would like to clarify about a big myth among many gym goers – ‘spot reduction’, ie. losing weight in just one particular area of the body. I see people doing side dumbbells, twisting and other such exercises. It’s even more tragic when gym coaches recommend these silly exercises. For god’s sake, stop doing these exercises. They are not doing you any good. You simply cannot reduce fat from a specific part of your body.
As far as flabby arms are concerned, there are some specific exercises which help you tone them up, but they won’t be very effective until and unless you support them with a proper diet and cardio training. Flabby arms are an indicator of being overweight and are not at all a good sign of well being. If you’re a girl with flabby arms, here’s everything you need to attack that unwanted fat.
Exercises to get rid of flabby arms
Perform 4 sets of 8 to 10 reps of the following exercises. You can increase the number of sets and reps as and when develop some strength.
“Excuse me, I’m a girl?” So? Who said only guys could do push-ups? The aim here is to make you stronger, not have a debate on the exercises to be performed basis sex. Push-up is very basic exercise and targets your triceps, lower back, abdominal and pectoral muscles, making it a very effective exercise overall.
This exercise also works on your triceps. In addition, it also works on pectoral and major shoulder muscles.
Guys just love doing this exercise. Did you know it could do wonders for you as well? Bicep curl is a great way to strengthen and tone your arms. It targets three bicep muscles which help in flexing of your elbow.
This is another tried and tested exercise and can be incorporated into your arm toning routine. Although it is generally used for building shoulder muscles, shoulder press also engages your bicep and triceps muscles, making it helpful in burning the excessive fat on your arms.
Planks (including side plank)
I saved this one intentionally for the last. If we talk from the perspective of effectiveness, planks should actually be on the top. This is one exercise which is neglected by the majority of people, but on the contrary, is actually one of the most effective fat busting exercises.You should do this thrice a week and start from 30 seconds and gradually move your way up.
It is very important that the movement of your muscles is correct, while performing these exercises. To gain more clarity on how to perform these in the right manner, you may try watching videos on YouTube.
Solely relying on these exercises to lose fat will not help solve your purpose, until and unless you support these with a healthy diet. Implement the following simple tips and see what wonders they do for you:
– Break your diet into 5 – 6 small meals, instead of 3 large meals.
– Take plenty of water, around 3-4 liters a day. Have 2 glasses especially before your meal, so that you already feel fuller, eat less and hence consume lesser calories.
– Take your last meal 3 hours before your sleep time, i.e. around 7pm, if you sleep at 10pm.
– Avoid eating biscuits. (a small pack contains around 500 calories, which is around 25% of your daily requirement)
– Say no to the typical Indian breakfast, which is usually paranthas and chai. Instead, go for oats with skimmed milk and boiled eggs.
– Always prefer stairs over an elevator.
I know you must be thinking that these are some very easy to implement tips. The only problem is with being consistent and being determined to do it. Try doing it for 2 weeks and see the difference it makes to your appearance and confidence. Sexy, toned arms look way better than flabby arms any day. The choice in the end is yours.