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I've been working out my arms for awhile, and I notice my arms toning up and getting strong but it seems like the backs of my arms still have some flab! How do I get rid of it?
What at-home exercises are best?
05-09-2008, 08:54 PM
Sounds like you're on the right track with working out, as this does really help your triceps. For home stuff, if you can do full-body stuff like modified push-ups or full push-ups if you're able as either of these are THE exercises par excellence for triceps, chest and shoulders, and your back comes into this as well. By recruiting all these, you get a bang for your buck because you will use up more energy doing these, creating a greater caloric burn as well, all helpful. Seated dips are totally excellent too. Just put a bench or sturdy chair against the wall so it's secure, that's wide enough so you can lean your hands close to your sides. Sit on the edge of that chair or bench, and stretch your legs out straight, heels on the floor. Then dip down getting your butt down as far as you can, then push up again. Keep your elbows as close to your sides as possible so you recruit as much of the triceps as possible - this makes it harder too but this is what you want!
Since the backs of the arms are a favorite place(amongst others!)for body fat in general to hang out, I would say keep your diet a bit tighter as in fewer fats(but still the good ones mentioned here), and up your cardio, so as to drop body fat from all over. We can't always choose where we drop body fat, since it comes from all over, but compared to other more fat-heavy locations on the body like the mid-section or buttocks, you'll notice that fat coming off the arms as they are a smaller area and should show results first.
Hope this helps, and happy training!
Wonderful, thank you! I've been doing dips at home, but doing them wrong, with my knees in a sitting position at an angle, instead of with legs straight out.
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