By: Ana Margarita Olar | Vigorbuddy.com
As a part of aging, our muscles lose their flexibility and tone. But with proper training and arm exercises, you can still achieve lean and well-toned arms. Here are some arm exercises that you can try:
ROLL THE BALL WITH PUSH UP
You’ll need a ball and an exercise mat. Get into a plank position. Put your right hand on the ball and left hand on the floor. Tuck in your abs and squeeze your shoulders as you move towards the floor. Keep your elbows in. push back up and roll the ball to your left.
Do 5 repetitions on each side. This arm exercise will also challenge the strength of your upper body.
BICEP AND HAMMER CURLS
This arm exercise will tone your biceps, the front aspect of your arm. Start by standing straight, while holding dumbbells at your sides. With your palms facing upward, slowly bend your elbows. Lift your palms towards your chest. Inhale slowly.
Repeat 10 times. Then do the hammer curls. This is the same as bicep curls except that your palm is facing downward. Repeat 10 times. Do 2 sets of each.
TRICEPS PUSH UPS
This arm exercise is done to build upper arm muscles. Begin with a push-up position. Make sure that your hands and arms are in line with your shoulders. Bend your elbows to move downward while keeping your back straight. Pause when your nose is almost touching the floor and slowly push back up. Repeat 10 times. And do 2-3 sets of this exercise.
This arm exercise will build the back of your arms. Get a sturdy chair. Place your palms on the chair. Bend the knees so that your arms are fully supporting your weight. Bend at the elbow to move downward. Then slowly push back upward until your arms are straight. Repeat 10 times. Do 2-3 sets of this exercise.
When you want to tone your flabby arms, you should also engage in cardio exercises. This is helpful to burn calories and get rid of fats. Choose a routine that involves an exercise of the upper arm such as kickboxing or swimming. When you want to get rid of fats, you should do a moderate to a high-intensity exercise program.
It is difficult to engage in an exercise routine at first. You may experience muscle aches and pains. In fact, the most difficult part of any activity is getting yourself to do it. Remember, nothing is going to change if you don’t go out of your comfort zone.