Sunday, 23 October 2016

Arm Exercises For Women - Lose Those Flabby Bat Wings!

I get requests for arm exercises for women frequently, and it's often the first thing local students in my weight-loss program ask for when they start. Loose flabby arms can be a nightmare for the women who suffer with them, and even fit women can struggle with this problem area.

Today we're going to look at a few methods Asian women use to get their skinny "stick arms" without killing themselves at the gym or going crazy trying to find tops with covering sleeves!

Arm Exercises For Women - My Skinny Asian Method

Honestly you're not going to be able to get your dream body from just an exercise or two in a single article or page. It takes a full program of great nutrition and meals designed to fire up your metabolism to truly lose arm fat once and for all. But you CAN make some progress on the road to success by putting these easy moves into your routine.

1. Chair dips for toning up the underside of the arm.

Grab a chair from your kitchen or dining room and place it in the middle of the floor. While sitting in the chair, place your hands on the edge of the seat, close to where your legs are bent.

Go ahead and push off with your hands, lifting your upper body upward. Move your butt past the edge of the seat (forward of your hands that are holding you up), and slowly lower yourself until your rear-end almost hits the floor on diabetes mediation.

Now push upwards, using nothing but your arms to move you, until they're almost locked out straight. This up/down movement counts as 1 repetition.

Go ahead and do 3 sets of 8 repetitions, resting for 60 seconds between each set. Repeat this routine twice a week, and you should see your arms become more toned and firm within just the first week.

If you're up for a challenge try placing your legs locked out straight (only heels touching the floor) while you're lowering/raising yourself. This one of my favorite arm exercises for women because it forces you to feel the burn on the back of your arm, where most of the loose fat lingers.

2. Using a Pilates balance ball and two small hand weights.

You'll need a balance ball for this one, the same type that many of us use for Pilates or other routines that require it. You'll also need two 3-pound hand weights, any type are fine and you can find cheap ones at your local Wal-Mart or Target.

Go ahead and sit on the Pilates ball while holding a weight in each hand and your feet on the floor. Now hold your arms straight up over your head, as if you're pointing the weight at the ceiling above. Almost as if you were going to swing the weights down in front of you like a hammer. Your palms should be facing each other at the top, with the weight parallel to the floor.

Now bend both elbows back until the weights are brought down near each of your ears. You're not to move your upper arm, those should remain in place, you're simply lowering your hand weight with your lower arm until they get close to the tops of your shoulders.

Raise and extend your hand and the weight back to the starting position, which counts as 1 repetition. Do 3 sets of 8 repetitions while resting for 60 seconds between sets.

This makes it on my list of favorite arm exercises for women because balancing on the Pilates ball actually works your core at the same time as your arms...which is great because you're fitting in two workouts simultaneously with each repetition!

Monday, 10 October 2016

Balance Hormones to Lose Flabby Arms

Balance Hormones to Lose Flabby Arms

If you have been trying to lose flabby arms then chances are you have gotten a lot of different advice on how to do it. You have probably been told that it is impossible to target fat loss to one part of the body or that you have to do serious arm exercises with weights to get toned arms. While these things are not completely false, they certainly are the way to lose flabby arms fast.

There is a way to target fat loss to certain parts of the body. There is also a way to get thin arms without having to do push ups or lift weights. The way to lose flabby arms easily is to balance certain hormones in your body. By balancing certain hormones you can quickly burn fat in the areas of your body where you tend to store the most fat, such as your arms.

Arm Fat and Hormones

Hormones play an important role in how your body functions. Hormones regulate emotions, body functions and are directly related to weight. When your hormones are not balanced you open your body up to a host of problems.

In terms of weight, unbalanced hormone levels can cause you to store excess fat in certain areas of your body and can slow down your metabolism so burning any fat is difficult. Burning fat those stubborn areas is even more difficult. In order to stop these effects and start to lose flabby arms you need to balance those hormones that are causing the problems.

Estrogen - The Female Hormone Linked to Stubborn Fat

Fat under the arms, in the belly and on your hips, thighs and rear end are all considered stubborn fat ares for women. Estrogen is the major female hormone and it is directly linked to the fat storage in these areas of the body. If your body's estrogen levels are not in balance then you will start to store more fat in these areas and losing fat in these areas becomes very difficult, if not almost impossible.

The reason that estrogen causes this fat storage is that it is a fat storing hormone. A woman's body was designed to for child bearing. A pregnant woman needs those excess fat stores to help nourish the baby and keep her and the baby healthy throughout the pregnancy. Balanced estrogen levels will tell the body that you are not pregnant and therefore those fat stores can be used or burned for energy. An estrogen level that is not balanced could make your body think those fat stores are needed and therefore the body won't burn fat from those areas and you can't lose flabby arms.

Both men and women can end up fighting estrogen hormone problems. High estrogen levels cause more fat storage in certain areas of the body. Once the estrogen levels reach a level that is too high, the body reacts and you start to gain weight or you stop losing weight in those stubborn fat storage areas. Fat loss will not begin again until the estrogen levels are brought back to normal.

How to Control your Hormones

Estrogen is a pretty responsive hormone. This means that by making certain changes in your life style and habits you can control your estrogen levels and keep them from going too high. This will help you lose flabby arms and flab from those other stubborn areas of your body.

Stress can cause your hormones to do weird things. Just by calming down, taking time to relax and keeping stress under control, you can really help keep your estrogen levels even and balanced.

Sleep is also linked to hormone balance issues. Make sure that you are getting enough sleep. Just by going to bed and waking up at the same time every day of the week, you can ensure your body is well rested. This will help keep your estrogen levels from creeping up.

Diet is important here, too. Certain foods can really mess with estrogen levels. This is something many women do not know. Women need to be eating fiber rich foods, health whole grains, fruits and vegetables. Low fat is key also in a diet that will keep your estrogen levels on track.

As much we hate to hear it, exercise is a must. Exercise helps your body maintain normal functions, builds muscles and will keep your estrogen levels balanced about it. Moderate exercise, 30 to 45 minutes five days a week, is one of the best ways to keep your body healthy and lose flabby arms. Moving your body burns up those fat stores so you can not lose flabby arms without exercise.

There are many other ways that you can balance your estrogen levels, but these will give you a good start. Remember that to lose flabby arms you need to fight your own body. You have to stop the rising estrogen levels so your body isn't confused. If your body wants to store that fat in your arms or other areas of the body then there won't be much you can do to stop it. That is why you have to shut off the hormones that tell your body not to burn that fat. The real secret to lose flabby arms is in balancing your hormones.