Looking to get rid of those dreadful bat wings? Forget all the miraculous creams and injections – the best way to go is with some good, old-fashioned exercises for flabby arms. Pack up some patience and get ready to incorporate the following exercises in your physical routine next time you hit the gym. We also have some great beginner exercises for those of you who don't have enough time in the day for a workout, and just want a casual commitment.
Top 5 Exercises for Flabby Arms
#1 The Right Pushups
Pushups have become such a trivialized form of exercise that many people have started doing them the wrong way. In order to actually see some results and stimulate your muscles to the best of your ability, pay attention to the following things:
Make sure that your arms go immediately under your shoulders.
Your entire body needs to be stiff and even to engage your core.
When you do the pushups, focus on the strength of your triceps. If you can feel the muscles working, this means you’re doing it the proper way.
To start seeing results, you’ll have to do three sets of 15 to 20 pushups.
#2 Triceps Dips
This is an exercise that’s good for practice from the comfort of your own home, at the gym, or out and about in the park. Place your arms behind you on a bench or chair, making sure your elbows are close to your sides and angled at 90 degrees. Keeping your body stiff and legs stretched forward, start lowering and lifting yourself using only your triceps.
#3 Spiderman Pushups
We briefly return to pushups and offer a fantastic alternative which can enhance the beneficial effects this routine can bring. Assume your pushup position as described previously and lift yourself up as far as your arms allow it. Next, bend your right knee and bring it toward your chest and then lower yourself into a pushup, leg still folded. Lift yourself back up and then switch to the other leg.
#4 Bent Over Row
Pick up some lifting weights. Now, position your feet shoulder-width apart then bend your knees and upper body from the hips upward. Make sure that you keep your spine neutral and that you don’t bend your lower back. With your arms hanging right underneath your shoulders, start bending your elbows up while you’re holding the weights. You’ll know the movement is right by pulling your shoulder blades toward each other. Repeat this 15 times.
#5 Shadow Boxing
A really fun exercise which would fit right in with some rhythmic music listening, shadow boxing is something anyone can practice regardless of physical condition. Place your feet shoulder-width apart, keep your knees soft and your core engaged, and then start throwing punches. Do sets of 15 to each side of your body.
For better directions, bend your arm in a 90 degree angle in order to throw some upper cuts. The punch should be upwards across your chest.
A routine consisting of at least one of these exercises for flabby arms is going to help you tighten up that saggy skin that so many of us struggle with. Get to practice, have patience, and have fun – that’s the key to a successful attempt.
Jordan is a writer for Beautifully Alive, a beauty, health and wellness blog. She loves eating healthy and trying new recipes. She has a passion for all things beauty products and loves reading new books. She’s always down for a DIY project!