As we prepare to switch gears with our wardrobe, and putting on sleeveless dresses, tank tops and t-shirts, it’s time to think about shaping up our arms and focusing on the triceps.
TRICEP DIP: Find a stable elevated surface, like an ottoman, couch, chair or bench. The closer your feet, the easier the exercise; the further out, the harder it gets. You are looking to achieve a 90-degree bend at the elbow with full movement all the way up and down.
TRICEP EXTENSION: Pictured here using a band, it can also be done with dumbbells, or a really heavy can of soup could also do the trick. You can chose to stand with feet shoulder-width apart, or if using the bands, in a split stance. With the band extended overhead, slowly bend at the elbow bringing the hand back to the shoulder, upper arms should remain stationary, extend back overhead. Repeat 8-12 times depending on resistance. Remember to breathe.
GOAL: Wave to your friends without thinking about the loose skin waving along with you!
Simply doing these exercises is not the only key to decreasing that underarm flab. Eating clean and working the muscles around the triceps, like the biceps and shoulders, will help them appear more toned.