Sculpt Show-Off Arms

2 Aug

De-Flab Your Arms

Here’s all you need to do to tighten up & de-flab your arms.

I’m writing this blog post as a result of my husbands text message to me the other day.  He went into a city office that was mainly women and since it’s summer ladies are showing off more skin.  His text to me said: Everyone down here has fat arms…cellulite city.

I get people asking me all the time about their arms, the number one questions is “What exercises are the best to tighten flabby upper arms?”

Since a  favorite destination for fat is the triceps area (the back of your upper arms) they tend to go soft and get a little flabby.  These pushing muscles are also used much  less often than the more active biceps on the front of our arms. Trimming and toning this trouble spot is easy.
Here are five exercises that will target the triceps as well as your  shoulders to give you a sleek, slim profile in those sleeveless shirts.  As a  bonus, when you develop strong, sexy  shoulders, your waist and hips will appear to shrink in proportion.  Do two  sets of 12 to 15 reps of each exercise two or three days a week, allowing a day  of rest in between workouts.

Simultaneous Arm Lift:

Stand with your feet hip-width apart, knees slightly bent. Grasp the ends of  a dumbbell, holding it in front of your thighs.

Keeping your shoulders back and down, lift the dumbbell straight out in front  of you to shoulder height. Hold for a second, then slowly lower.

Lateral Raise with a Twist:

Stand with your feet hip-width apart, knees slightly bent. Holding a dumbbell  in each hand, let your arms hang by your sides with palms facing in and  shoulders back and down.

Lift your arms straight out from your sides until the dumbbells are at  shoulder height. Slowly rotate your arms so your palms face up, then roll them  back and lower.

Chair Dip:

Sit on the edge of a sturdy chair with your hands grasping the seat on either  side of your butt and your feet flat on the floor. Slide your butt off the chair  seat and walk your feet forward slightly, so your knees are directly over your  ankles, forming 90-degree angles with your legs.

Keeping your shoulders down, slowly bend your elbows back, lowering your butt  toward the floor until your upper arms are nearly parallel to the floor. Hold  for one second, then press back up.

Triceps Push-Up:

Starting on your hands and knees, walk your hands forward and extend your  hips until your body forms a straight line from your head to your knees.

Bending your elbows back so they stay close to your sides, slowly lower your  chest toward the floor as far as you can comfortably go. Hold for a second, then  press back up.

Overhead Extension:

Grasp the ends of a dumbbell with both hands and sit on the edge of a chair.  Keep your abs tight, so you don’t arch your back. Lift the weight over your  head, keeping your elbows close to your ears.

Bending your elbows, slowly lower the weight behind your head until it almost  touches your back. Hold for a second, then lift the weight back.

Keep at it ladies!  Change will not happen over night!

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2 Responses to “Sculpt Show-Off Arms”

  1. Denise Grimes August 17, 2012 at 5:55 pm #

    Hi Jackie: H & I love your blog! We miss you. thanks for the cards!

    • Jackie Steiner August 18, 2012 at 10:39 am #

      Awww, best comment ever! I think of Miss H every time I write a post about nails. Miss all four of you more!!!! xoxo

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