So how do to lose fat on your arms? How do you make them nice and toned and get rid rid of unsightly flabby under arms?
Lose Fat from Your Arms – Is it Possible?
How can you lose fat from your arms? If you’ve arrived on this page that’s probably the question at the front of your mind.
Like a lot of people you’ve probably heard it’s possible to target fat on the arms and make it go away.
There are no special exercises you can do or magic pills or potions you can buy. You can help your body to burn fat but you can’t decide where. That’s the bad news.
Now we’ve got the cold hard truth out of the way, I’ve got some good news for you.
If you have got fat arms that embarrass you, it doesn’t have to remain that way.
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At this point, you may be thinking of clicking away and finding another source of information because I’m telling you something you don’t want to hear.
If that’s what you want to do, go ahead but bookmark this page before you go. I guarantee you will need to come back to it later.
There are plenty of websites that have convincing articles that supposedly reveal how you can lose fat from your arms.
Many of them have a lot of cool-looking pictures that show you all the exercises you should do.
After you’ve tried all the exercises and they’ve failed to cure your jiggling arms, come back here. You’ll still be welcome. All you’ll have wasted is time.
Why You Can’t Target the Fat on Your Arms
When you try to target the fat on your arms or any other part of your body, there is a name for it. It’s called spot reduction because you are trying to reduce the level of fat in a certain spot.
Time for the cold, hard truth again. Spot reduction doesn’t work. It doesn’t work because your body follows a specific set of instructions that are buried deep in your DNA.
When you consume more calories than you need, your body stores the excess as fat because that’s what its programming tells it to do.
When your diet doesn’t provide enough calories it starts reclaiming those stored calories and putting them to use.
Fat Burning Process
The “fat-burning” process breaks down the fat cells into fatty acids and glycerol. These are small enough to enter the blood and be put to use as energy.
When you are exercising the fatty acids and glycerols can come from any part of the body.
There is no way to force your body to take them from the area around the muscles you are using. That’s why you cannot spot reduce the fat on your arms.
How to Lose Fat from Your Arms Anyway
If you want to lose the fat on your arms, you need to stop focusing on your arms and concentrate on reducing your overall levels of body fat instead.
Think fat burning instead of fat on arm burning then get to work.
Correct diet is the key to fat loss. You need to eat less food to burn more fat. A man needs around 2,500 calories per day to maintain his normal weight.
If he controls his eating and brings his daily calorie intake down to 2,000 calories a day, his body will need to source 500 calories of energy from his fat.
That would allow him to lose one pound of fat per week.
Increase Activity Levels
Reducing his calorie intake further would allow him to burn more fat.
Increasing his activity levels would do it too because it would cause a greater energy drain.
A woman needs 500 calories less than a man does each day. So, to burn a pound of fat per week, without increasing activity levels, the average woman would need to reduce her calorie intake to just 1,500 calories per day.
Once you are losing fat, you will begin to look and feel better and at some point in your fat-loss journey, your body will begin burning the fat on your arms.
How to Make Your Arms Look Better
You may not be able to target fat loss but you can target muscles.
Doing exercises that work the muscles in the arm will tone them up, make them firmer and harder, and improve the way they look.
You won’t see much difference when your arm muscles are buried underneath all that fat. However, after you burn the fat by dieting, the results of all that hard work will be plain to see.
Arm Toning Exercises
There are lots of arm-toning exercises you can do. Barbell curls, tricep extensions, lateral raises; they’re all good.
Again, it’s pointless becoming overly focused on your arms.
Nice, toned arms will look pretty silly if the rest of your body is not a good match.
Why settle for good-looking arms when you can look good all over?
If you currently have arms that are so out of shape they look like something you could flap to take flight, the idea of looking good may seem like an impossible dream.
It’s not. You can do it and, if hunger becomes an Achilles’ heel, there are supplements that can help.
Don’t have any weights at home or time to go to the gym? You can tone-up your arms by doing bodyweight exercises.
Push-up will probably work best. They’ll help you to tone-up all the muscles in your arms.
Push-ups also work the chest muscle, along with the muscles in your back and stomach. Done with dedication, they can provide a very good upper-body workout.
However, exercise will only help with sculpting and shaping the arms.
The only way to lose fat from your arms is to get serious about your diet and get your eating habits under control.