Moderately Easy Things You'll Need Introduction Strength training can promote weight loss without

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Moderately Easy Things You'll Need Introduction Strength training can promote weight loss without buffing your up. Thinkstock/Stockbyte/Getty Images If excess fat in your arms is bothering you, maybe it's time you stop focusing so much on them. Super exercising your arms in an effort to slim them down doesn't work. To reduce arm flab, you must focus on reducing total body fat. (See Reference 1, p. 15) You can accomplish this by eating a healthy diet and doing regular exercise. The latter should include resistance training to stimulate muscle tissue, and cardio to burn calories. When done correctly, this combination will reduce body fat, and leave you with well-defined, slim arms, that don't appear buff. Step 1 Reduce calories from…show more content…
(See References 1, p. 15) Work all your major muscle groups. Include compound and combination exercises, such as bench presses, crunches, squats with shoulder presses, step-ups with front raises, lat pull-downs, and bent-over rows. (See References 4) Step 5 Include targeted exercises in your strength-training routine to work your arm muscles under the fat. When you excess arm fat reduces, these exercises will ensure you'll have some muscle definition. Perform triangle pushups, bench dips, and triceps kickbacks, which according to the American Council on Exercise were the best triceps exercises. (See References 5) Also include biceps curls and hammer curls to work the front of your upper arm so you'll have a good muscular balance. Step 6 Use either light or heavy resistance during strength-training exercises that require weights. According to Jessica Matthews, an exercise scientist and ACE-Certified Personal Trainer, using heavy weight and low reps that fatigue your muscles in 30 seconds can have a strengthening and toning effect, as can using light weights and heavy reps that fatigue your muscles in 90 seconds. Neither method will get your buff. (See References 6) Start with one set, and as you get stronger, add one or two more sets. Tips Warnings See your physician before beginning a weight-loss routine, especially if you're plagued with a health condition or
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