The arms are certainly among the most visible areas of the body, especially during the less cold months. But toning your arms is important not only to eliminate flaccidity or the “sagging” skin effect that trembles every time we move, but also to increase physical strength and protect the joints.
Flaccidity forms when you suddenly lose weight, and affects the skin of the arms, legs and abdomen. Added to this is the reduction in collagen production, which is normal once a certain age is reached.
Exercises to tone the arms can help to partially alleviate the problem, and there are some that allow us to also train areas of the body, such as the abdomen .
It is one of the best-known variations of the classic exercise and helps to strengthen not only the arms, but also the pectorals, triceps and abdominal muscles.
Place a mat on the floor and make a diamond shape with your hands by placing your index fingers and thumbs together under the center of your chest. Stretch your legs and stand on your toes.
Bend your elbows and perform a push-up, keeping your abdomen contracted. Perform 3-4 sets of 15 repetitions each.
This exercise is the simplest. Simply place your hands at chest height and place your palms on the floor.
Then, lift your body by stretching your arms, while keeping your back straight and your abdominal muscles contracted.
Support your body with your toes and hold the position for 2 or 3 minutes. Repeat 5-10 times.
The classic plank, i.e. the front one, is one of the best for acting on all the abdominal muscles. This static exercise also allows you to train your glutes, legs and arms.
Lie on your stomach and lift your body by resting on your forearms and toes. She stretches her body and tries to keep it very straight. He stays in this position for a minute, then rest and repeat.
Now that you know how to perform these exercises correctly, add them to your routine to tone your arms and abdomen at the same time.