Firm Up Those Flabby Arms by Doing These 6 Simple Exercises

To tone any flabbiness in your arms, be consistent with these exercises, because the results aren't immediate.
Firm Up Those Flabby Arms by Doing These 6 Simple Exercises
Carlos Fabián Avila

Reviewed and approved by Doctor Carlos Fabián Avila.

Last update: 26 May, 2022

Having flabby arms is relatively common. It’s sometimes caused by sudden, drastic weight change. However, it can also be caused by a reduction in the elasticity of your skin.

This problem is most common at 35 and over. However, it can happen earlier if there’s excess body weight involved.

While it’s not serious and doesn’t affect your health, many people want to do something about it because they feel uncomfortable wearing certain types of clothes.

Luckily, in addition to eating the right food to add strength, there are certain exercises that help tone and firm when practiced consistently.

Here, we’d like to elaborate 6 simple exercises you can do every day to work your muscles.

Put them into practice and get the arms you’ve always wanted!

1. Tricep push-ups

Push-ups to fight against flabby arms

This variety of push-up focuses on strengthening your triceps. However, it’s good for strengthening your whole upper body.

How do I do it?

  • First, support yourself with your palms on the floor and your elbows in line with your shoulders.
  • Get in push-up position: support your lower body on your toes.
  • Then, lower your body slowly, keeping your elbows right next to your sides and not letting your chest fall.
  • Breathe deeply and slowly as you do the push-ups.
  • Do 3 sets of 10 to 12 reps.

2. Chest push-ups

This one is similar to the previous exercise. While it does indirectly work your triceps, here, you’re focusing on the chest.

It takes quite a bit of effort, but it’s quite good at toning flabby arms.

How do I do it?

  • On a mat, get back in push-up position, this time with your arms further apart than your shoulders.
  • Start lowering your body and returning to your starting position, without bending your elbows too much.
  • Do 3 sets of 10 to 12 reps.
  • If it’s a bit too much for you to do it on your toes, get on your knees.

3. Bicep curls

Bicep curls

Next, bicep curls are one of the best ways to strengthen your arm muscles and help with flab.

How do I do it?

  • First, stand with your feet at shoulder-width and your knees slightly bent.
  • Take a weight in each hand, palms out, as you keep your arms down and extended.
  • Next, slowly and with control, bend your elbows as if you were going to touch your shoulders with the weights.
  • Then, lower slowly as you inhale.
  • As you raise your arms again, exhale.
  • Do 3 sets of 10 reps.

4. Dips

Tricep dips are a strengthening exercise that helps keep your shoulders, arms, and back strong.

They should be done on a firm surface, like a bench or chair.

How do I do it?

  • With your back to a chair (or whatever surface you chose), place your hands on the seat.
  • Extend your legs and bend your knees a bit.
  • From this position, bend your elbows and lower your hips, but don’t touch the floor.
  • Raise yourself back up to your starting position.
  • Do 3 sets of 10 reps.

5. Tricep extension

Tricep extension

This exercise makes your arms stronger while also working your back.

Don’t use too heavy of a weight, since it may compromise good form or even cause injury.

How do I do it?

  • Seated or standing, whichever you find more comfortable, lift one arm to the ceiling while holding a weight.
  • For more stability, hold your arm with the other hand and then let the weight fall back.
  • Your arm should be at a 90 degree angle. If you can, hold for 2 to 3 seconds before returning to your starting position.
  • Do 3 sets of 10 reps, each arm.

6. Lateral shoulder raises

When you do these shoulder raises, you’re strengthening your arms, shoulders, and your whole back.

How do I do it?

  • First, stand with your legs slightly apart and your knees slightly bent.
  • Hold weights with both hands, your arms straight and relaxed at your sides.
  • Next, lift your arms to each side, making a T with your body.
  • Bring your arms back down slowly.
  • Do 3 sets of 10 reps.

Do you want stronger, more toned arms? Do these exercises and get the look you want.

That said, remember that you won’t see immediate results, so put in the work and be consistent.

This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.