When it comes to exercising most women find that working out that arm flab is the hardest thing to get rid of. Lucky for you we have some great exercises that are bound to work for you. Now I know that it can be hard to do these after awhile, but all you have to do is push through. You’ll feel better about yourself in the end.
Push Ups -Pushups are an old standby for toning the arms and shoulders. You should aim to do at least 10 to 20 pushups every day. Once you build up some stamina you can increase the number or push ups you perform each week. Most women have trouble performing a standard push up. The good news is you can perform a modified push up quite easily. To perform a modified push up, simply push up from your knees to your arms instead of placing your weight on your hands and feet. Most women can perform a push up in this position.
Triceps Dips -Triceps dips or triceps push downs are another exercise you can perform to improve the shape and size of your arms. To perform this exercise, you’ll need to sit on the edge of a strong chair or bench. Place your hands next to you on the edge of the chair with your fingers pointed forward. Then lift your behind off the chair and bend down toward the floor. Gently raise back up again. This is an excellent exercise for toning the arms.
Bicep Curls -You can perform bicep curls safely and easily from the comfort of your own home. If you don’t have a set of barbells, you can get some inexpensively from your local sporting good store. Alternatively you can lift empty milk jugs filled with water. When performing bicep curls, you want to make sure you raise the weights one at a time, in a controlled motion. Lowering is just as important if not more important than lifting the weight. You should perform bicep curls on the same days you do triceps dips, so you evenly spread the weight bearing exercise to your arms.
If you are losing weight at the same time as trying to work the arm flab out than you need to know that you won’t see some hard results until after you have lost most of the weight. Once you do lose it though you will begin to see more and more muscles peeking through.
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Women who are old enough to have to worry about the dreaded arm flab should know that they have to be careful not to overdo some of these exercises as they get older. A few years ago (at age 40), I added 30 push-ups to my daily workout. A few months later, I had an unrelated shoulder injury. When my physical therapist found out about the push-ups, he told me that nobody in my age group — no matter how fit they think they are — should do large numbers of push-ups. My “healthy” exercise routine had probably weakened my shoulders and exacerbated the injury.
Thanks for the great advice!
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