How to Lose Arm Fat Fast
With summer fast approaching, it's time to get our bodies beach-ready! One major problem area for many woman is the dreaded unsightly arm fat.
You can achieve more toned and shapely arms, but you will have to work for it. Read on to find out what causes arm fat and more importantly, learn how to lose it.
Arm fat is much more common in woman than in men. This is simply due to the fact that men typically do more heavy lifting than women and have more developed muscle instead of fat.
If your underarms are not properly toned, you are much more likely to have extra fat and skin.
The three major causes of arm fat are:
- Genetics—Take a look around at your next family reunion. What do your aunts' and cousins' arms look like?
- Being overweight—Extra fat in your body must reside somewhere, and the underarm is a very common place for it to build up. You may have toned muscles underneath your fat.
- Lack of muscle tone—If you are at a healthy weight and still have flabby arms, you are simply lacking muscle tone. Instead, your arms are comprised of fat, skin and a little muscle.
Benefits of Fat Reduction
The benefits of arm fat reduction are great. Since fat deposits are very concentrated in the under arms, by losing some of it, you'll reduce your overall body fat percentage which will help improve your overall quality of health.
The other benefit is why most of us do it: for cosmetic reasons. Larger upper arms can ruin the appearance of posture, draw attention to a larger chest and contribute to an overall appearance of being top heavy.
Ways to Reduce Arm Fat
There are three basic ways to reduce under arm fat.
If you're overweight, chances are that your arms will not be very shapely. In order to lose fat, follow a healthy balanced diet that ensures you eat low-glycemic carbohydrates balanced out with protein and lots of vegetables.
Eat healthy fats and avoid junk food and especially fast food, at all costs. If you're drinking regular soda, cut it out of your diet. You'll see really fast results by eliminating 200 calories a day just from not drinking soda any more.
You may already have nicely sculpted muscles from carrying around groceries or children all day, but if you have extra fat, they're not going to be visible!
Some people that are at a healthy weight still have lots of under arm fat. Exercise, including cardio and muscle toning exercises, will give you results that you are looking for.
Exercise is also required for individuals who are dieting to lose underarm fat as well to ensure that your skin retracts faster and your muscles remain toned.
This way will cost you lots of money and will be very painful. Most surgeons won't do this procedure on overweight individuals because they know you won't achieve good results.
You would, however be an excellent candidate for elective cosmetic under arm surgery if you've just recently lost a lot of weight, say 100 or even 200 lbs.
You'll have lots of extra skin if you've just recently lost a lot of weight and plastic surgery is the easiest way to help your body's skin return to a normal appearance.
You will have to do at least several exercises to remove your under arm fat.
Whenever you want to lose any fat, you must do cardio. Otherwise, you'll just lose muscle on any weight loss program. Cardio helps you burn calories and burn fat faster.
Diet alone cannot help you lose much under arm fat, if any at all. Diet, compared with cardio and muscle toning exercises will give you the best results.
Muscle Toning Exercises
See the video below for several incredible under arm toning exercises. Doing them just three times a week will definitely show results.
For even bigger (or smaller, depending on how you look at it) results, try these exercises five times a week, but no more. Your muscles do need time to rest so the muscle fibers can regrow.
When you do toning exercises, your muscle fibers actually rip and tear. Therefore, you can overdo it when it comes to muscle toning.