Tired of excess fat and skin on your upper arms? While there is nothing unhealthy about having them, many of us want them to be gone. These remedies will help you get rid of your bat wings and leave your upper arms looking trim and toned — just in time for skin-baring season.
Grab a towel like this.
Holding a towel vertically behind you, grasp one end at your lower back and the other end behind your head. Pull taut for 30 seconds, then swap arm positions and repeat. Done daily, this stretch strengthens triceps to tone arms in 30 days.
Follow this video below to try it yourself:
Slip on compression arm bands.
Wearing a pair of compression arm bands while grocery shopping or puttering around the house increases circulation and sweating, expelling excess fluids that make arm jiggles more apparent. Try: Sweet Sweat Arm Trimmers (Buy from Amazon, $19.95).
Tone with special resistance bands.
Looking for an arm workout that’s easier than push-ups but still targets your arms? Try some resistance bands! A simple set of rubber loops (ranging from light to heavy) will get you far. We like the Fit Simplify Resistance Bands Set (Buy from Amazon, $12.95). Then, follow this 10-minute workout routine below.
If you want to perform more moves and track your progress, we recommend the We Gym Portable Small Fitness Gym (Buy from We Gym, $97.99). This one is an investment, but you’ll be able to perform entire workouts — beyond arm moves! — with this kit and the We Gym smartphone app.
Why is a total-body workout important if you want to get rid of bat wings? You technically can’t target fat loss, but you can reduce your overall body fat with the right exercise routines.
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This article originally appeared in our print magazine, Woman’s World.