5 ways to reduce arm fat

We, of all people know that life is not always fair and you have to make the most out of what is given to you.

But we promise you that by the time you reach the end of this article, you will be equipped to deal with the excess, horrible arm fat which has been preventing you from wearing those sleeveless tops, blouses and bikinis.

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Here are the 5 easy and effective ways in which you can get rid of your arm fat:

1. Clean your house

We are not attempting to tell you to engage in some extensive spring cleaning program but rather advising you to be physically active.

If you find it hard to go out of home to exercise, you can try completing some household chores which require you to move your arms a lot, such as moping the floor or rubbing the glass surfaces.

2. No substitute for Stretching

Don’t allow the procrastination to get the best of you and stretch your arms whenever and wherever it is possible. Start by putting your arms behind your head and interlocking your fingers.

Keeping your posture like that move your arm above your head and alternatively move your waist from left to right and from right to left. You can also relive the back stress by interlocking your fingers behind your lower spine.

3. Lift some weights

Make the most of your gym membership by lifting some weights in order to remove the fat and sculpt your arm muscles. Stand while keeping your spine completely erect and start by lifting a pair of dumbbells weighing two or three pounds each.

As you get more confident, begin lifting heavier weights. Once you have picked it up, start squatting and bend your arms at the elbows to exercise it.

4. Get Sexy while Skipping

You still remember skipping as being that one activity which you tried out with your girlfriends while you were still young. You might have ditched it in childhood owing to the fact that it was too hard but it is not too late to give it a try now.

You just need an inexpensive skipping rope to begin with and you will be able to practice and perfect the best cardio workout of the century. Since you will be lifting your entire bodily weight with the help of your arms, the fat would be gone sooner that you realize.

5. Reward your arms

Once you are done with your workout, you and your arms would start feeling exhausted. If you are beginning to feel pain in your arms, don’t get alarmed as it is only the arm muscles getting used to the intensive training. Instead of eating a high calorie food post workouts, increase your liquid intake by drinking a tall glass of protein shake.

What are you waiting for? Try these 5 solutions as soon as possible and get geared to go shopping!

What exercise programme should you follow to burn more fat?

exercise-slim4fun1. Fill in your weekly schedule with four to five times of 30-40 minutes exercise.

2. Choose one of the aerobic machines or sports of your choice, like walking, jogging, cycling, swimming, team sport.

3. Duration. Start with 15-20 minutes at the beginning and gradually increase the total time of aerobic exercise. Make changes in the way you exercise. For example, if you are on the treadmill walk vigorously for several minutes, then increase the speed for a while and later walk with the treadmill on incline. So you will have variety and you will not get bored.

5. Muscle toning. Dedicate 10 minutes to increase your muscle tissue, and thus your basic metabolism. Choose eight basic exercises for the major muscle groups, and you can either use only your body weight or auxiliary equipment (dumbbells, rubber, machinery, water resistance). The weight you choose should be such that it allows you to do 8 to 12 repetitions per set.

6. Stretching. This will greatly help in programme efficiency and to avoid injuries. Pick one stretching exercise for every major muscle group (legs, arms, etc.). Stretch each point so that feel the muscle pulling but not being in pain. Hold each stretch for 15-20 seconds.