I am sick and tired of hearing about them! I am tired of seeing them, even on young women. I do not think I have ever seen them on men, fat men or formally fat men. Sorry, no politically correctness here. Fat is fat, flab is flab. I refuse to believe that nothing can be done, it is simply part of old age, not aging gracefully, blah blah.
Wishing and hoping, rubbing on creams may all actually do some good but nothing creates muscle tone like toning muscles. What do men do that is different than women? Men reach up. Women coyly, whisper, eyes a flutter, “Honey could you please reach that for me or lift that, or carry that or gas up the car or walk the dog or or or… We simply do not use arms as much or in the same way as men. So ladies for the sake of your underarms, self esteem and beauty:
DO IT YOURSELF!
That is step one and the easiest step. Next we work up a little sweat. No need to break out the heavy weights, at least not yet. Arms tighten up, firm up and look sexy as hell fast. A few simple poses and exercises can get you started. (Remember to always check with a medical doctor before doing any exercise.)
Plank: plank position is well know to those who have taken a yoga class. You are in the high position of a “mans” push up. Hold this position for at least one minute. You may need to work up to a minute. If your wrist hurts or is weak curl the hands into a fist. Once you have the strong plank position, belly button to spine, back straight and weight on the hands increase the difficulty by lowering your body half way down. Not a complete down position of the push up just half way. Hold the down position for three seconds then back into plank. Repeat this 3 times. In a week this should be easy and continue to work up to a set of 10 repetitions. Do this 3 times.
Now walk to the kitchen cabinet and reach up to the top shelf for that can of soup or tomato sauce. If you do have light dumb bells feel free to use them. Balance yourself by holding on to the back of a chair. Your side is in line with the side of the chair. In your other hand is the can. Bring the can up to the should and “kick back” by lowering the can to your side and raising it up behind you. You will feel the triceps working. If the soup can is too easy work your way up to the bleach or detergent bottle. Do 12 on each side. Work up to 3 repetitions of 12. Nice job! Oh, be sure the top is on the bottle and closed tightly.
Last one for now. You have worked hard and need to sit and rest. Make yourself comfortable on the couch or chair and turn on the television. You wanted to watch that show anyway. Move your bottom to the edge of the chair/couch with your hands behind you on the seat. Now lower your bottom to the floor and press up to seating on the couch. Don’t actually sit just skim and lower yourself down again. Do this through the entire commercial segments.
If you do the three simple things I have suggested I know you will begin to see a difference in 1 to 2 weeks. After that you will be wearing sleeveless shirts to show off your “cut” arms.
And then there is always the simple phrase;
“Honey, let me reach that for you.”