Women feel it move when they shake hands, they feel it wiggle when they brush their teeth and they feel it jiggle when they wave hello and goodbye—it is their unwanted, unsightly, flabby arms. Flabby arms are usually caused by excess fat deposits in the upper back of women’s arms, also known as the location of the triceps muscles. In order to get rid of flabby arms, one must do a few triceps muscle exercises.
When doing some of these exercises, you need a good pair of dumbbells. In order to determine what weight would be best to use, keep in mind that lighter weights are better for toning when paired with many repetitions whereas heavier weights are better for bulking up when paired with a few repetitions. Ideal light weights are the 2-3 pound dumbbells whereas ideal heavy weights are the 6-7 pound dumbbells. Once you have decided on what kind of look you want to achieve and hence, what kind of dumbbells to use, then you are ready to start.
Here are a few easy yet effective exercises to help you work out your triceps and get rid of your flabby arms once and for all:
- Exercise 1: While standing, grab a pair of dumbbells and raise your arms straight above your shoulders. While keeping your arms facing forward, slowly bend your forearms backward, hinging them at the elbows. Make sure to keep your back straight and your upper arms and shoulders steady. Continue to lower your forearms at least until they are parallel to the floor. After one breath in this position, slowly straighten your arms and bring them back to their original position.
- Exercise 2: Holding a pair of dumbbells, lie face-up on a flat surface. Straighten your arms over your head with both palms facing each other then slowly bend your elbows. Keep your upper arms in the same position while lowering your hands and forearms. Continue to lower your forearms until they are slightly more than parallel to the floor, at about a 45 degree angle. After one breath in this position, slowly straighten your arms and again bring them back to their original position.
- Exercise 3: Holding a pair of dumbbells, stand straight up while letting your arms hang at the sides with your palms turned inwards. Slightly arch your torso forward, until you are a comfortable bend, and then lift your elbows upwards towards the ceiling until your arms are at a 90 degree angle. Keeping your back strong and the upper part of your arm steady, straighten your forearms so that your whole arm forms a straight line until your shoulder. After one breath in this position, slowly straighten your arms and again bring them back to their original position. When doing this exercise, you can increase the level of difficulty by trying to reach back as far and as high as you can with your forearms while still maintaining the same position throughout the rest of your body.