So, you want to flaunt those sleeveless tops and spaghetti straps, but refrain from doing so because of the excess fat accumulated around your arms? Well, you are not alone to face this dilemma. If you think that there is nothing much you can do about it, chances are you have not tried enough to something about it. All you need is to put in a little effort and lo, behold, those toned arms could be your best body part ever. Here is how.
A healthy diet is certainly the key to a fabulous body. Consuming a diet rich in essential micronutrients and avoiding junk food goes a long way in keeping your body fit. It would not only help you get rid of the arm fat, but the excess fat accumulation around other body parts as well.
Try having five-six small meals per day rather than having three large meals. This helps in boosting your metabolism, which in turn helps in burning the calories faster. Also, do not forget to have at least 8-10 glasses of water each day. This helps in flushing out the toxins and also makes you feel satiated.
Just as it is essential to make healthy food choices, it is equally necessary to work out regularly to remove the extra flab around your arms. Here are some of the exercises that would especially help you get rid of the fat accumulation around your arms.
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One of the easiest and most effective exercises, arm circles may be performed almost anywhere and anytime. This exercise helps in toning your biceps as well as the triceps. Stand straight with your arms stretched out to the sides and feet slightly apart. Now rotate your arms – forward and then backwards. Make sure you keep them straight all the while without bending your wrists or elbows. Rotate for around 20 times in the forward direction and 20 times backwards. You may increase the count with time or hold weights to make the workout more intense.
This exercise even tones the entire body, especially your triceps. To perform this, lie down straight on the floor with your face down. Touch the ground with your palms and your feet must be kept erect on your toes. Raise yourself up with your arms, stretch them to the maximum and then go down slowly. Your knees and elbows must not bend at any point and the entire body from head to toe must be straight.
This exercise helps in toning your shoulder muscles as well as your triceps. To perform this you require a bench or a table. Sit with your back straight on the bench. Extend your legs in front with your feet fixed firmly to the floor. Form a grip with your palm facing down on the bench. Take your body off the bench and lower it to the floor slowly without bending or moving your legs until your arms form a 90 degree angle. Repeat this 3-4 times initially and increase the count gradually.
Bring home a set of dumbbells weighing between 5 to 15 pounds. Choose the weight based on your capacity. Stand up straight and hold these in each hand with your palms facing forward. Now, raise your arms slowly to make your forearms touch your chest. Lower the weights slowly to get back to the starting position.
With the above tips, you should see the results very soon. So, are you ready for some arm action?