Who doesn’t want to have toned and sculpted arms? A lot of people a self conscious about their arms, especially older women. It’s likely something a lot of women have in common. Sometimes we focus so much on having a flat tummy that we forget about the other areas of our body, like our arms! Performing exercises that target arm strength will not only make them look better, but also provide some much needed upper body strength.
As with most other exercises, the key is to perform these in addition to eating a healthy diet and performing cardiovascular exercises. In order to lose that “under arm sag” we all dread and despise, you’ll need to not only build muscle, but also lose fat. I advise seeking out the help of a dietician or nutritionist to get the basics of healthy eating which is a great place to start. Without a healthy lifestyle, these arm exercises will only get a person so far.
Now that we’ve covered that, here’s a look at some of my favorite exercises that can help tone arms. You can easily incorporate these into an already existing fitness routine and be done from the comfort of your own home! To get the desired results, aim to perform 3 to 4 sets of 12 to 15 repetitions of each exercise.
The elliptical machine is great for both a cardio workout, as well as some tonining in the arms. Granted, the problem with this exercise is that not everyone has access to this piece of machinery. For those that do — don’t hesitate to hop on! By holding onto the handles and adding resistance, you give yourself the option to push and pull. The more resistance the better! Your arms will feel like jelly after a 30-minute workout.
If you have never used an elliptical machine, hop on it next time you’re looking for a cardio workout and you’ll be sure to not only burn calories, but also tone those arms!