Getting Rid Of Upper Body Fat: 5 Best Exercises To Work Your Under-Arms And Breast Side Areas
Our bodies work in different ways! Fat may be stored on the hips in some women, while in others it accumulates in the arms and shoulders. If you belong to the second group, and and are unsatisfied with your upper body, you need to do the adequate exercises which work specifically on the problem.
Even if you are not overweight, some excessive fat may still be stored in the underarm areas, in the side areas of the breasts and the shoulders. The problem gets more annoying if you can’t find any clothes that disguise the problem zones. Those straps from your underwear always sit too tight!
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If you are motivated enough to start a fitness journey, you may consider choosing exercises which hit your chest and arm muscles – bicep, triceps, and shoulders!
We suggest the following set of exercises, which do not require any additional space! You may use light weights, or no weights at all if you are just a beginner, and you can perform this workout routine while sitting down.
1. Bicep curl + shoulder press
Sit down on the floor or on a chair, grab dumbbells in both hands.
Flex your biceps and bend your elbows.
From this position press your arms over your shoulders.
This exercise is multi-functional and involves your arms and shoulders, as well as the upper chest muscles. Perform the exercise without rushing, and exhale as you curl and press. Do 10-15 repetitions.
2. External rotation
Bend your elbows and keep your arms in front of you.
When exhaling, bring your forearms to the sides, away from each other. Do 10-15 repetitions.
This exercise is great for fixing bad posture and toning your upper body muscles.
3. Small circles
Extend your arms to the sides and make little circles in the air. Avoid weights if you have neck problems. Make bigger circles, if it feels comfortable. Do 10-15 repetitions.
4. Tricep extension
Sit up straight. Bring your arms to the chest – this is the initial position. When exhaling, extend your arms back, flexing the back sides of your arms. Hold the position for 3 seconds. Repeat 10-15 times.
This exercise works your triceps and the backside of your shoulders.
Stand on your knees and hands, and lower your body bringing your chest to the ground.
If that’s too hard, bring it as low as necessary so that it feels comfortable.
This exercise is great for your chest and the front sides of your shoulders.
Combine this workout with cardio exercises, and do not forget that nutrition is responsible for a success rate higher than 50 percent. Hopefully, you will find this workout effective and enjoyable!
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