It’s Day 3 of my Arm Toning Mini-Challenge! Today we’ll focus on some strength training exercises that will really target the jiggly parts of the arms – you know, that bingo wing??? Add these two moves to your workouts and you will see and feel a difference in your triceps – the back of your arms! So you can say goodbye to flabby arms and say hello to toned, sexy arms – so let’s do this! These movements are from my Stop The Clock Fitness Plan – part of my Stop The Clock Package that includes a complete, 28-day day workout and nutrition plan! It’s all about being Fit and Fab After 40!!!
Triceps Kickbacks – Strength Training Exercises
This strength training Program is GREAT for the backs of your arms (triceps)! You will need a set of weights, 2-5 pounds will do, along with a chair or coffee table.
Hold a dumbbell in your right hand and stand with your left leg in front of your right, left knee slightly bent. For support, rest your left hand on your left thigh or lean on a chair or bench. Keeping your abs tight and your back flat, raise your right elbow until the upper part of your arm is almost parallel with the floor; keep your elbow in close to your body. Straighten your right arm as shown. Be sure to squeeze your triceps (the back of your arm) as you straighten your arm. Return your right hand to the starting position. Do 8 to 12 reps, then switch sides and repeat. When you’re finished, do another set of 8 to 12 reps on each side for a total of 2 sets.
Triceps Dips – Strength Training Exercises
This one is an excellent move for strengthening arms and toning the backs of your arms to combat upper arm jiggle. You will need a low, stable surface such as a sturdy coffee table or chair to do this move.
Place your hands on the edge of a sturdy chair or weight bench, fingers facing toward you, knees bent, feet flat on the floor. Shift your buttocks forward so they’re in front of the chair. Bend your elbows to slowly lower your buttocks toward the floor, keeping your back straight and close to the chair. Straighten your arms to lift your buttocks back up to chair height, feeling the workout in the backs of your arms. You can also do this exercise using the edge of a couch or bed. Repeat 8 to 10 times.
You can even take this one up a notch by and make it more advanced: simply extend one leg straight out in front of you as you lower your buttocks to the floor!
Get all of my upper body workouts in my Stop The Clock Plans – including Anti-Gravity exercises to target areas that tend to sag and droop as we get older, such as our bustlines and chest area. I even have strength training exercises that target back fat and will help lean and shape your shoulders…sexy arms all around!! Learn more!
Let’s get fitter, together – inside and out,