Goodbye, arm jiggle - these exercises will help you get beautifully toned arms without adding bulky muscles.
Whether it’s the height of tank top season or the middle of winter, you can never go wrong with cutting down on arm flab. The most important component of an arm-toning workout is a sensible diet. No one can see your gorgeous, sculpted upper arms if those muscles are concealed under a layer of fat. However, combining your diet with these nine simple exercises can tone flabby arms and give you the strength and definition you’ve been waiting for.
In 2012, the American Council on Exercise (ACE) announced that the triangle push-up was the single most effective workout for your triceps, a crucial muscle to tone flabby arms. Instead of performing the push-up with your hands shoulder-width apart, you place them directly under your chest, forming a triangle with your thumbs and index fingers. To perform the exercise, kneel and move your hands forward on the mat or floor until they are directly below your chest. Lower yourself until your chest touches your hands. Tighten your core and gluteal muscles, then extend your arms to push yourself up again, taking care not to lock your elbows, let your back sag, or let your hips move upward. Repeat for two sets of 20 reps. Once you’re comfortable doing push-ups on your knees, you can try the exercise with your legs extended and your toes pointed toward your shins – and even perform the move on a weight or exercise ball to heighten the challenge!
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