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How do you get rid of arm fat?

  1. thumbi7 profile image66
    thumbi7posted 5 years ago

    How do you get rid of arm fat?

  2. Peanutritious profile image60
    Peanutritiousposted 5 years ago

    Exercising with weights.  You need to do specific exercises for the triceps and the biceps. If you sit on the bottom stair with your arms supporting you and your bottom near the floor and your legs bent, push yourself up with your arms as many times you can as often as you can. This is effective at toning up those annoying bits at the back of your arms known as 'bingo wings'! Good luck! It's a curse us ladies have to work through!

  3. Alastar Packer profile image84
    Alastar Packerposted 5 years ago

    Arm fat can be tough to get rid of. First reduce fatty food intake and target the back of the arms with specific triceps exercises whether freestyle, with dumbbells or exercise machines. Form, reps and proper resistance weight can be tailored for each person by searching exercise sites. You can do it!

  4. bodybalance101 profile image63
    bodybalance101posted 5 years ago

    Do strength training because an active muscle does burn fat.  In addition, body toxins get trapped in fatty tissue.  Consider a body detox and/or ph-balanced nutrition to get rid of body toxins.  This will be beneficial to the smallest cell in your body and change the way you look and feel.

  5. thumbi7 profile image66
    thumbi7posted 5 years ago

    Thank you very much for the prompt response and good suggestions

    1. Renee Abbott profile image83
      Renee Abbottposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yes upper body workout with weights is the best way. I know at my age, with losing muscle tone, I have to do light weights to keep my arms in shape.. It becomes a habit, and one that does make you feel so much better..Enjoy!!

  6. mondo.rock profile image59
    mondo.rockposted 5 years ago

    Hi Thumbi,

    Unfortunately, you can't 'spot reduce' when it comes to weight loss, but you can do a series of exercises that will help you tone the areas.

    Try bicep curls, tricep dips and push-ups to start with. All can be done in the privacy of your own home, and instead of weights, just try lifting a few cans of fruit that are similar weights.

    If you want more, I recommend signing up to the daily emails from women's health may - inspirational and always offering great work outs and nutrition tips.

    Mon xx

  7. .josh. profile image60
    .josh.posted 5 years ago

    As others have said, you can't really "spot reduce" body fat, and many of us are susceptible to unwanted body fat on particular parts of our body (hips are also common, for example). Weight exercises will absolutely help in toning your arms and developing muscle, but you're also going to have to incorporate some cardio and get your bodyfat down to get the results you desire.

    This doesn't necessarily mean running on a treadmill, but perhaps you could do circuits where you do a few exercises consecutively before taking a break. For arms, something like doing pull-ups, then dips, and then perhaps arm curls could work. When you're done your workout, you could end with a few sets of sprints (far more beneficial than a slow jog).

    Alternatively, you could start participating in a good exercise class at your local gym - the truth is that there isn't a single answer for how to reduce bodyfat. The most important thing is that you find something that's enjoyable enough that you can stay committed to it.

    Good luck!

  8. bellybuster profile image61
    bellybusterposted 5 years ago

    After losing 65 lbs. I needed something for my arms when exercise did only so much.  I started using Tropical Spa Body Wraps on them.  Have you heard of those?  THey have neem oil in them and the neem melts some of the fat beneath your skin and your lymph system takes it out of your body.  The compression tightens the skin back around your body as you lose if you do it consistently while you lose.  Awesome product.

  9. FredBhai profile image43
    FredBhaiposted 5 years ago

    Although getting rid of arm fat is a tough job but regular exercise of the arms can get rid of them and turn them into muscles. So, exercise a lot until the fat vanishes.

  10. Tyasin profile image69
    Tyasinposted 5 years ago

    Hi Thumbi7,

    As so many others have said, unfortunately, we cannot spot reduce fat in our troublesome areas.  First, take a hard honest look at your diet and see if you can reduce your sugar and processed food intake.  Recent science has shown that hidden sugars are everywhere in our food supply (even natural foods) and these excess sugars are stored as fat in the body.  Losing body fat is about 85% of what you eat and 15% exercise. 

    Second, like so many others have said, incorporate a combination of cardio and strength training into your workout routine.  Cardio helps burn off the fat and tone up your cardiovascular system, but muscle will burn even more fat.  Strength training is also great for your bones.  Using your own body weight as resistance is a great place to start; pushups, plank position exercises, tricep dips are all great places to start for working on your arms.  Pushups and plank exercises are great because they also work your shoulders, chest and core. 

    Once you're feeling comfortable using your own body weight, move to light hand weights for bicep curls, hammer curls, shoulder press, tricep extensions and tricep kickbacks. Make sure your movements are slow and controlled until you are comfortable using them, to avoid injury.  Start out with 3 sets of 8-12 repetitions.  Know your limitations and never compromise your form.  Hope this helps and good luck to you.  With time and due diligence, you'll get there : )