Get rid of flabby arms and the dreaded back or bra bulge so you can rock sleeveless tops confidently.
(Also read: 7 Best Yoga Poses To Lose Those “Bat Wing” Arms)
The classic push-up activates various upper body muscles that will help you to get rid of flabby arms and back bulges.
Start in a plank position with your back straight, shoulders above your wrists. You can keep your knees on the floor if you need to. Tighten your core and bend your elbows to lower your body. Keep your elbows close to your body and push yourself back up without arching your back. Do 10 reps.
Normal push-ups are a good way to target your arms and shoulders, but diamond push-ups focus more on the chest and shoulders, a.k.a. the bra bulge area. It will help to tone your upper body so your arms look lean in tank tops.
Start on your hands and knees. Bring your palms next to each other with your index fingers and thumbs connecting to form a diamond shape on the floor. Move your legs back to get into a push-up position, either with your knees on the floor or lifted. Lower into a push-up and lift back up. Do 10 reps.
This push-up variation might look and sound funny, but it really gets your triceps working. Building muscles in the back of your arms will make them look slimmer as you build muscle and reduce the appearance of flabby arms.
Start on your hands and knees. Turn your palms so they face the back of the room instead of the front. Move your legs back to get into a push-up position, either with your knees on the floor or up. Lower into a push-up and lift back up. Do 10 reps. As you progress, you can move your palms down, closer to your waist. It is important to use your whole palms to grip the floor to prevent any wrist pain.
Handstand holds with a wall
We’re not asking you to suddenly master the handstand, but to hold it using a wall for support. You have to engage all your muscles to hold the pose, and it’s a wonderful upper body workout as your arms, shoulders, and sides are supporting your body weight. Toning the sides of your back will make your upper body look firmer and waist look slimmer.
Place your palms one foot away from the wall with your fingers facing away from the wall. Straighten your arms with your shoulders stacked above your wrists. Slowly kick up until both your legs are resting on the wall. Activate your arms, core, glutes, and legs as you hold for 30 seconds to a minute.
Tricep extension plank
Planking is a full body exercise that focuses on your arms and core. By making small modifications, you will be able to target different areas of your body. This particular move will tone your triceps and strengthen your shoulders.
In a plank position, shuffle your palms forward slightly. Bend your elbows and slowly lower them to the floor. It is okay if they do not touch the floor. With control, engage your arms and shoulders to lift your body back to plank position. Keep your back straight and core tight. Repeat 10 times.