Getting rid of arm flab has become big business in recent years, with growing pressures on both women and men to slim down, tone up and remove any excess weight to feel confident. Right or wrong, this pressure to look good means a growing number of ordinary people are doing more exercise more frequently, which can only be a good thing. As one such person, looking to tone up the arms and get rid of that excess arm flab, how can you go about achieving your goals efficiently, safely and effectively?
Arm flab is usually a sign of being overweight, and as a general proposition, it is difficult to spot-lose weight from any particular part of your body: in order to remove that flab, you should look to lower your overall body fat percentage, through a combination of good old fashioned diet and exercise. Fortunately, with arm flab, that's only half the story, and there is another way you can shift that stubborn fat.
While it's difficult to spot-lose weight, you can nevertheless work to tone up the muscles in your arm (both the bicep and triceps muscles) to give a firmer, healthier appearance. However, prior to commencing a period of exercise, whether you're trying to tone up or lose weight, you're advised to consult your medical practitioner to ensure you go about your weight loss and fitness program in a safe way, taking into account any preexisting health conditions or underlying problems that may arise.
You don't have to be a member of the local gym, or a complete fitness freak to start slimming down and toning up. Exercises such as push ups, pull ups and triceps dips can all help firm up your arms and leaving you looking and feeling much better in no time, and can help shift that unwanted stubborn arm flab for good.