It seems like there are plenty of exercises for stubborn belly fat, or even for thinning your thighs and toning your buttocks. But what about exercises for getting rid of stubborn arm fat?
With summer just around the corner, now is the time to get your body is tip-top shape and that includes your arms.
If you do these exercises every other day (for about 15 minutes), it won’t be long before you see your once flabby arms become trim and toned.
You must complete one set (16 repetitions) for each of these exercises. As you are able, complete the entire circuit again and after a few days, you can even do two more rounds!
What you will need:
- A set of dumbbells (start with a lower weight—even 1 pound each if you have never done any arm exercises, then gradually add more weight.)
- An exercise band—you can get one of these at any sports or exercise equipment store. Start with a light one and as you get stronger, you can increase the tension.
- A step stool, low bench or even a chair.
1. Standing Lateral Raise
For this exercise, you will need two dumbbells. Begin by holding a dumbbell in each hand and place your feet shoulder-width apart. Make sure your arms at your sides with your palms in. Straighten, but don’t lock your arms, and then raise the weights diagonally in front of you so your arms form a ‘V’ and are parallel to the floor. Hold this for one second, then return to the starting position. Do 16 reps.
2. Standing Shoulder Press
Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and your knees slightly bent. Hold a dumbbell in each hand and raise your arms just above your shoulders with your palms facing each other. Push the weights upwards until your arms are straight over your head. Hold this position for one second, then take three seconds to slowly lower the dumbbells back to your shoulders. Do 16 reps.