How many times have you looked in your wardrobe and ached to wear those nice sleeveless tees but stopped yourself because your arms look too fat in them? Arm fat is more commonly seen in women than in men. This is because women tend to do less strenuous work with their arms like lifting weights or doing jobs that involve moving their arms a lot. Slender and toned arms look nice in any kind of clothes and make the shoulders look broader.
Only a complete and holistic workout can actually give you the best results if you have a lot of arm fat to deal with. However, here are some tried and true exercise tips for arm fat reduction.
Skipping or Using a Jump Rope
Cardio workouts are great for getting the body ready for an intensive workout and work just as well on their own. Of all the cardio exercises I have come across, one of the most effective is jumping rope. It is particularly useful in reducing arm fat and the results are often visible within 2-3 weeks. However, I do not recommend this for women who are trying to lose pregnancy fat or who suffer from uterus problems.
Flabby arms happen when you fail to strengthen the muscles in your arm. Doing stretches is a great way to get your arms working without tiring yourself out. You can sit on the floor with your legs stretched out in front of you and try and touch your toes without bending your knees. Hold for a count of 3, return to starting position and repeat 10 times. Stretch your arm over your head and bend on each side while holding for a count of 4.
Losing arm fat is only one step in the process. If you want toned arms, you should try weight lifting. However, visit a gym and get advice from a fitness instructor on the right way to do it. He/she will be able to guide you on how much to start with and how to gradually progress. Always start with lighter weights to avoid straining your muscles.
Do not overwork yourself. Give your body sometime to get adjusted to your fitness routine. Alongside these exercises, eat 5 small healthy meals a day and knock off sugar and fried food from your snack list.