Work Out for Wobbly Upper Arms
Written by Diet Bites
Ever notice that young kids rarely suffer from wobbly arms - meaning that hanging fold of skin that looks like one is fixing to fly, and what is commonly called 'bat wings'.
Kids are always on the go - that is, they are when they aren't chained to a desk at school.
Exercise keeps a body firm, no doubt about that.
But if you've slid a bit over the years and now have the remnants of hanging bat wings, the following exercises may be of help.
As a note, any type of exercise that you perform for toning purposes - no matter how simple, should be started out very slowly with the routine being added to daily. Do one or two repetitions to begin with, then start adding as your body adjusts.
And if you have certain issues with the arms, such as prior rotator cuff surgery or carpal tunnel syndrome, you'll want to get your physical therapist's advice before embracing any type of physical resistance exercise for toning.
Hold a small hand weight in your hands in front of your body. You may choose to sit or stand. Be sure that you have the weights held securely in your grip - and also be certain that they aren't too taxing. One pound weights work great, as do two pounders. Unless you're looking to earn a gold medal, forget the five pounders.
If you don't have hand weights, you can sew a rectangle out of old jeans and fill it with BB's - or you can use any item that can be securely held while performing the exercise.
Hold your arms straight out in front of you with the weights secured in your hands. The palms of the hand should be directed towards the floor.
Begin by SLOWLY and carefully by bringing the weight up in front of your body, using both hands to lift upwards. Feel the underside of your arms pulling? This area is being worked and strengthened as you lift the weight.
Perform in a series of 10 lifts and again, you'll want to do these slowly. The more slowly that you perform the exercise, the better the results. This is all about working the muscles and toning them so that the flabby area fills in with muscle mass rather than remaining as empty, sagging skin.
Perform this exercise daily or every other day at minimum to help firm up the under side of the upper arm area.
Easy Exercise for Toning Bat Wings
Grab a couple of one to two pound hand weights; lay down flat on the bed, near the edge.
Bring the arms up straight in the air while holding the weights, then ease them off the bed towards the floor area and feel the stretch in the bat wing area. Repeat 10 times and perform two times per day for best results.