Although loose skin on the upper arms is a common cosmetic issue for many women, men are often affected as well. Skin normally starts to sag with age, especially if the person is not physically active. 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.
Go through the 5 exercises below and see how they work wonders for your flabby arm skin.
5 simple exercises to tighten loose arm skin:
Start by gliding your butt off the front of the bench while stretching out your legs in front of you.
Your arms should be straight and holding on the bench, your hands shoulder-width apart. Make sure the bench is secured enough to support your weight.
Lower your body toward the floor while slowly bending your elbows until you reach about a 90-degree angle. Keep your back close to the bench.
As soon as you touch the floor, straighten your arms again and return to starting position. This makes one repetition.
While doing the exercise, it’s important to keep your shoulders down. Also, if you find the exercise too difficult at first, bend your legs to modify.
Start by taking the push-up stand – on your toes, your hands directly under your shoulders. Keep your body as straight as possible aligned with your head.
Bend your elbows to lower your body as close to the floor without touching it. Your body should be straight throughout the exercise. Bend your elbows backwards at about 90 degrees at the bottom position. Your arms should be fully extended when pressed back up.
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.
Stand up holding a dumbbell in each hand. Keep your feet shoulder-width apart from each other. Lift the dumbbells over your head until both arms extend fully. Make sure your palms are facing up. This is where you should feel the resistance. This is your starting position.
Lower the resistance in a semicircular motion behind your head until your forearms touch your biceps. You should keep your upper arms close to your head, your elbows in and perpendicular to the floor. When doing the exercise, move only the forearms and keep the upper arm static. Inhale at this point.
Next, use your triceps to raise the dumbbell and go back to starting position. Exhale at this point.
Bent Over Barbell Row
Hold a barbell with your palms facing down, your knees bent slightly. Bend at the waist to keep your torso forward, while maintaining a straight back. Your back should be parallel to the floor, your head up. With your arms perpendicular to the floor and your torso, the barbell should hang directly in front of you. You start in this position.
Keep your torso static, exhale and lift the barbell toward you. Use only your forearms to hold the weight while keeping your elbows close to your body. Squeeze the back muscles at the top contracted position. Hold for a couple of seconds.
Inhale and slowly lower the barbell to assume the starting position.