Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Exercises for flabby upper arms

Of course, one of the most common questions I hear is...

"what exercise can I do to get rid of flabby upper arms?"

It bears repeating that no single exercise can effectively eliminate flabby upper arms. You need to have a whole arsenal of the best exercises at your disposal. Furthermore, you must be able to put these exercises into a workable program that will have the just the right frequency, sets, reps, and rest intervals included to make sure you get the results you are looking for.

But with all that being said, I do have a favorite or an 'all star' exercise for toning your flabby upper arms, and that is the "Bench Dip"

Bench Dips have a way of hitting the muscles of the back of the arm exceptionally well, and they are often difficult enough (and modifiable) such that they can remain in your training program for an extended period of time.

Below is the description for how to perform the bench dip from the Go Sleeveless program. Want more exercises for flabby upper arms, and how to banish them for good? Check out the Go Sleeveless website today.

Bench Dips

Hold yourself off the end of the bench with your hands on either side of your hips.

• Place your legs out in front of you with your knees bent (as your strength increases you can straighten your legs completely to make the exercise more difficult).

• Lower yourself down towards the floor, as low as possible, or until you feel a good stretch in the armpit area or shoulders.

• Push yourself back up (making sure to reach elbow lockout) and hold for half a second to complete the rep.

NOTE: If you cannot complete the required reps, you may do partial repetitions (only lowering yourself down part way) until your strength increased to the point where you can complete full repetitions.

PS. This will be my last post for a week. My wedding is Saturday, and I will be taking a little time off to enjoy this exciting and monumental event in my life. Wish me luck, and I will talk to you soon!