You know the moment when you are waving to someone and you feel your tricep flapping around? Gack! You have batwings! And the moment is worse when you’re wearing a sleeveless top. Sure, losing arm definition is a sign of aging. But it isn’t one you need to accept. You can tighten up those triceps with some targeted exercises. So, if you have batwings, bingo arms, flabby arms…here’s how to get rid of them.
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Don’t Forget #1 | Lots of Littles
Since your goal is to tighten and define your muscles, you don’t need to aim for the heaviest weights on your rack. Instead, try to fatigue your muscles by doing higher repetitions of a lower weight.
Don’t Forget #2 | Take Mini Set-Breaks
If you’re trying to get through a high repetition set but find yourself failing before you finish the reps, try taking a mini set-break. This is just a few seconds (really, no more than 10) of rest that can help you push through the last few reps.
Don’t Forget #3 | It Should Get Hard
Working your muscle until burnout really means you’re working until your muscle fails. So, if you’re doing a set of standard push-ups, don’t be afraid to drop to your knees if it means you’re going to get more reps in.
Don’t Forget #4 | Body Weight Works
If you’re just starting out, bodyweight exercises are great for your triceps. Because they tend to be weaker muscles, moves like push-ups, diamond push-ups, or tricep dips are going to make a big difference.
Don’t Forget #5 | Up the Ante
As you get stronger, try upping the ante on your workout by adding more complicated moves. Using equipment like a TRX Trainer or pull-up bar really adds a new level to your workout. They recruit different muscles to move your body through space in a new way, increasing your arm muscle definition.
You can change the shape and definition of your arms. And with consistent work, you can change them this summer.
How do you feel about your arms? Do you love them or are you working to make peace with them? Let me know in the comments!
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