(Closed) Are pushups really the best way to deal with arm flab?

posted 7 years ago in Fitness
Post # 4
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643 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Your own body weight is the best resistance to train with.

Push ups are totally the way to go. Lots of different ones you can do πŸ™‚

That being said, there are lots of other things you can do as well, but to answer your question I’d say they’re the best.

Post # 5
Hostess
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Tricep dips and kick backs work the muscle on the back of your arm but you need to do cardio to get rid of the fat.  Unfortunately, you can’t spot reduce fat from one specific area.

Post # 8
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14495 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Here is an exercise that my trainer had me do and it really really hurt that area the next day, so maybe it will help.  Hope I explain it so you can understand it.

 With weights in each hand squat and bend forward at the waist slightly, hold your arms parallel to your thighs and lift out (kind of like flies).  You will feel it right away around that area if I have explained it right.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I hate my arms too and I’ve been working hard to get them in shape for the wedding. Push ups are definitely great, as well as tricep kick-backs and regular old bicep curls and shoulder raises.  Do you have Jillian’s No More Trouble Zones?  She has a lot of great arm stuff on there, and I’ll switch between the 3 lb and 5 lb dumbbells to try to get the maximum benefit.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Push ups really do work, but it’s not an immediate thing.

Also- and don’t judge me- the Shake Weight really does work for this. You lift your arms up and hold it behind your head as you shake it, and it’s one hell of a tricep workout.

The only con is that you look like an idiot while doing it, lol!

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