Loose skin on the upper arms is the cosmetic issue that mostly occurs in women, but often men are affected as well. No one likes the loose skin under their arms. The sagging skin is normally occasioned by aging or physical inactivity. The drooping skin on the arms can best be addressed with the following exercises, all of which target the triceps muscle. When the triceps form, the sagging skin aligns with the muscles in the arms thus reducing in appearance.
Below you can see 5 exercises which are very efficient and will do wonder for your flabby arm skin.
5 simple exercises to tighten loose arm skin:
First of all, you should start by gliding your butt off the front of the bench while stretching out your legs in front of you.
Keep in mind that the arms should be straight and be holding on the bench, and the hands shoulder – width apart. Check if the bench is secured enough to support your weight.
You need to lower your body toward the floor while slowly bending your elbows until you reach about a 90 – degree angle. You should keep your back close to the bench.
Once you touch the floor, straighten your arms again and then return to starting position. This makes one repetition.
While you are performing this exercise, it’s important to keep your shoulders down. In case, you find the exercise too difficult, you can bend your legs to modify.
In a push-up position, be on your toes. Your body should be aligned with the head, with your hands under the shoulders. Bend your elbows to lower close to the ground, before bending them backwards at 90 degrees, at the bottom position.
Your body should remain straight, always, and when pressed back, the arms should be fully stretched.
Triceps dumbbell kickback
Get a dumbbell in each hand. Your palms should be facing your torso while your back is straight. Bent forward at the waist, bend your knees slightly. Keep your torso parallel to the floor, your head up. Your upper arms should be close to your torso and parallel to the floor. As you hold the weights, keep your forearms pointed towards the floor forming a 90-degree angle with your upper arm. This is how you start.
The goal of the exercise is to hold your upper arms still while using your triceps to lift the weights until your arms extend fully. You should be focused on moving the forearm.
Make a short break here then inhale and slowly lower the dumbbells in the starting position.
You need to stand up holding a dumbbell in each hand. Keep your feet shoulder -width apart from each other. You need to lift the dumbbells over your head until both arms extend fully. It is important that your palms are facing up. At this point, you should feel the resistance. This is your starting position.
Next step is to lower the resistance in a semicircular motion behind your head until your forearms touch your biceps. You need to keep your upper arms close to your head, your elbows in and perpendicular to the floor. While you are doing this exercise, remember to move only the forearms and keep the upper arm static. Inhale at this point.
Next, you should use your triceps to raise the dumbbell and go back to starting position and exhale.
Bent Over Barbell Row
With your knees slightly bent, face your palms downwards and hold a barbell. Then, bend at the waist so as to lean your body forward. Your back should remain straight.
Put your head up, with your back parallel to the ground and your arms perpendicular to your body and the floor. The barrel ought to hang in front of you.
Maintaining your body static, exhale and lift the barbell. Only your forearms should hold the weight. Squeeze the muscles of your back at top contracted position. Hold thus for a couple of seconds.
Inhale and slowly lower the barbell to revert to the original position.