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Flabby Arms? 5 Quick Strength Training Exercises

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Flabby arms occur when excess fat or loose skin forms in the upper arm, and this problem can be alleviated by strengthening your triceps, the muscles located at the back of your upper arm. Fortunately, there are several strength training exercises that do this. These exercises can quickly alleviate the problem of flabby arms by strengthening your biceps and triceps.

An important reminder when you start strength training is to start slow. You will not be able to lift a lot of weight or do many repetitions right away. In addition, you can easily injure yourself by trying to do too much. However, over time, your body will get stronger. Another reminder is to stay patient. The results you may desire will not come overnight. But, if you stick to a good regime, you will soon get the look you're after.

1. Diamond Push-ups

While in a regular pushup position, put your hands together so that your thumbs and index fingers are touching. It should form a diamond shape in between your hands. Doing a pushup this way will put more stress on your triceps and better help strengthen the muscle. If you are unable to do regular pushups, rest on your knees instead of your toes. Try to complete three sets of ten or as many as you can do. You will be able to do more as you get stronger.

2. Triceps Extensions

While sitting or standing, take a dumbbell in one hand and raise it straight over your head. Lower your arm until your elbow forms a 90 degree angle and the weight is behind your head. Then, extend your arm back over your head and repeat this motion. Make sure not to arch your back and start with a weight light enough to control your movement. Do three sets of 10 to 15 repetitions of this exercise.

3. Triceps Press

This is a similar exercise to extensions, except that you are lying down. Lie on a bench holding a weight in each hand. Raise your arms straight up bending your elbow so that the weights are next to your head. Extend the weight straight up into the air 10 to 15 times for three sets.

4. Dips

To start, sit on the edge of a chair or low table. Place your feet flat on the ground and your hands on the surface you are sitting on. Slowly lower your body to the ground, until your arm is bent at a 90 degree angle. Then, raise yourself up by pushing against the surface. You will be able to feel your triceps supporting you. Repeat this motion ten times for three sets.

5. Kickbacks

Hold a dumbbell in each of your hands and bend at your waist so that your torso is parallel to the ground. Keep your upper arm next to your torso, while bending your elbow at a 90 degree. Then, straighten your arm so the weight is near your hip. Repeat this motion 10 to 15 times for three sets.

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