With summer on its way (hopefully!), short sleeves and beach holidays are inevitable which means our arms will be on display. Rather than cover up flabby arms, get them into shape so that you can show them off this year in the clothes that you want to wear.
Here are the top 5 exercises for ridding yourself of those dreaded bingo wings before the weather heats up.
The good thing about this exercise is you can do it just about anywhere. Whether you do this on a bench at the gym, a chair at home or the office or on a log in the park or common, doing three sets of these four times a week will definitely help you get rid of any flabbiness under the arms. Sit on the chair or bench with your hands on the chair next to, or just under your hips. Lift up onto your hands and move your behind forward and then lower down keeping elbows tight into the body, your behind close to the chair and going no lower than your elbows at 90 degrees. Rise up again and then repeat 12 times for a set and do three sets.
If you are a member of a gym, the rowing machine is not just great cardio but it also works your triceps. Don’t waste time on it buy doing the exercise wrong though, if you are unsure about how to use the machine properly, ask gym staff, if it is a good gym, they will be happy to show you how to get the most out of the equipment,
Closed hand Press-ups
An ordinary press up does help your triceps but if you really want to push it, try doing closed hand press ups. Get into a press up position but put your hands close together under your chest. Pull your stomach muscles in and then lower yourself down ensuring that your elbows face backward and stay close to the body. Hold and then push back up. Repeat 20 times.
Stand next to a bench or sofa with your left knee and hand on the bench and a weight in your right hand. Bend your right arm until the top is parallel to the floor, stomach pulled in and elbows close into your side. Push the weight back, straightening your arm until the whole arm is parallel to the floor and then lower again keeping the upper arm still. Repeat 20 times and then change sides.
Tricep press down
This is another one for the gym. Firstly set a lower weight to begin with, then face the press down machine holding the bar or ropes with a overhand grip. Tuck your elbows into your sides, pull in your stomach and push down with your hands util elbows are fully extend without locking the elbows. Then let bar return to its starting position slowly and with control. Aim to do three sets of 15 reps.