Our bodies work in different ways! Fat may be stored on the hips in some women, while in others it accumulates in the arms and shoulders. If you belong to the second group and are unsatisfied with your upper body, you need to choose proper exercises to solve the problem.
Even if you are satisfied with your weight, some excessive fat may still be stored in the underarm areas, the back side areas of the breasts and shoulders. The problem gets more annoying if you can’t find any clothes that disguise the problem zones. Those straps from your underwear always sit so tight!
If you are motivated enough to start a fitness journey, you may consider choosing exercises which hit your chest and arm muscles – bicep, triceps, and shoulders!
We suggest the following set of exercises, which do not require any additional space! You may use light weights or no weights at all if you are just a beginner and you can perform the workout while sitting down.
Stand on your knees and hands, and lower your body bringing your chest to the ground.
If that’s too hard, bring it as low as feels comfortable.
This exercise is great for your chest and the front sides of your shoulders.
Combine this workout with cardio exercises, and do not forget that nutrition is more than 50 percent of success.
3. Small circles
Extend your arms to the sides and make little circles in the air. Avoid weights if you have neck problems. Make bigger circles, if it feels comfortable. Do 10–15 repetitions.
1. Bicep curl + shoulder press
Sit down on the floor or on a chair, grab dumbbells in both hands.
Flex your biceps and bend your elbows.
From this position press your arms over your shoulders.
This exercise is multi-functional and involves your arms and shoulders, as well as the upper chest muscles. Perform the exercise without rushing, and exhale when you curl and press. Do 10–15 repetitions.
2. External rotation
Bend your elbows and keep your arms in front of you.
When exhaling, bring your forearms to the sides, away from each other. Do 10–15 repetitions.
This exercise is great for fixing bad posture and toning your upper body muscles.
4. Tricep extension
Sit up straight. Bring your arms to the chest – this is the initial position. When exhaling, extend your arms back, flexing the back sides of your arms. Hold the position for 3 seconds. Repeat 10–15 times.
Combine this workout with cardio exercises, and do not forget that nutrition is more than 50 percent of success. Hopefully, you will find this workout effective and enjoyable!