As we age, and especially after the age of 30, body fat has a tendency to increase and lean muscle typically decreases. On top of that, the elasticity in our skin tends to naturally decrease with age, causing drooping and sagging that can only be blamed on gravity. Luckily, there are ways to combat this natural progression of skin, body fat, and muscle. Fitness expert, Tami Tyson, shares easy home workouts you can do to lose arm fat and get rid of those flabby arms.
As its name suggests, a tricep press is a great way to engage the entire arm, especially the back of the upper arm. To perform the exercise, grip a dumbbell at one end with both hands, extend the weight above your head, and then slowly lower the weight behind your head, until your arms form a 90-degree angle. Once you’ve completed one cycle, repeat, ensuring the breathe deeply throughout.
TIP As you extend the weight up over your head, try to avoid allowing your arms to become wide, which will decrease the effectiveness of the exercise. Instead, keep your arms engaged as you bring them up; you can do this by keeping the elbows tucked next to the head and continuing to squeeze the arms as you perform the exercise.
To perform a tricep kickback, stand to one side of your workout bench, and grip a dumbbell in one hand. Then, place the opposite hand and leg onto the bench, leaning forward so that your upper body is angled towards to the bench. Extend the arm with the weight all the way back, until your arm is parallel to the bench and floor, then bend your arm back slowly, to lower the weight. Repeat as desired, and switch the weight to the opposite hand to balance the exercise.
TIP Again, to get the most out of this exercise, keep the arm with the weight as straight and strong as possible. You can do this by squeezing the arm flush to the side of your body throughout the exercise.