Fat doesn’t go where you want it to. While most fitness regimes focus on fighting extra pounds around your tummy or legs, toning up your body should involve other parts as well.
One of the most neglected parts of the body that deserves a bit of extra attention at the gym is your upper arm, upper back, and underarm area. Here are a few exercises to tone up your arms and get strong and lean!
4 Underarm Fat Exercises
Altogether, this routine only takes about 12 minutes from start to finish. For best results, perform these exercises 3 times a week for 3 weeks.
1. Bent-Over Circular Row
Good for: biceps, upper back, chest, mid-back
Stand tall and bend your knees slightly bent, keeping your back straight and your core tight. Bend at the hips to bring your chest parallel to the floor. Now, extend your arms and start to make large circles with arms as if you were swimming and doing a back crawl. Stagger your arm so that your left arm is about at shoulder height when your right arm reaches hip-height.
Do 10-12 going backward and 10-12 going forward for each set. Repeat 3 times.
2. Push And Touch
Good for: chest, upper back, shoulders
Stand tall with your palms facing forward and your arms by your side. Raise your arms your sides at shoulder height with your palms facing the ceiling. Hold for a few seconds until your feel the burn.
Next, gently raise your arms above your head, with your palms facing the ceiling. Gently return them to shoulder height, pause, and bring them back down. Repeat 3 sets of 6-8 repetitions.
3. Elbow Kiss
Good for: shoulders and chest
Stand tall with your arms out to your side at should level, palms facing the ceiling. Bend your elbows at a 90-degree angle with your palms facing you. Gently pull your arms towards your chest until they naturally align with your breastbone. Slowly release and repeat. To make it more challenging, hold on to small weights as you repeat the exercise. Do 3 sets of 10-12 reps.
4. Crisscross Reverse Fly
Good for: upper back and shoulders
Stand tall and bend your knees slightly, keeping your back straight and your core tight. Bend at the hips to bring your chest parallel to the floor and cross your arms at the wrist and let them hang in front of your knees.
Tighten your arms and slowly bring them to shoulder-height. Release and repeat 10-12 times with your left wrist crossed over your right and vice-versa. Do 3 sets.