Obtaining firm arms may very well seem like a distant dream at this point. But just 3 minutes a day to firm up your flabby arms is possible. There are a lot of different ways to obtain firm arms. Did you know that you can get the arms you have always wanted in less than 3 minutes a day? All you have to do is perform a basic set of exercises, back to back, for at least two days per week.
The first type of exercise you need to do in order to achieve firm arms is called the triceps extension. For this exercise, you can choose to either sit on a bench, ball, or stand with your feet hip width apart. For more of a challenge (recommended), you should sit on a stability ball. This forces you to balance your weight while performing the exercise. You will need a weight that it is something you can do up to 25 times without stopping. The goal is to tone and achieve firm arms. Once you are positioned in the desired manner with good form and posture, you are going to slowly have the weight in both hands, positioned over your head. Make sure that your head and neck are properly aligned and that you are looking straight forward. Slowly lower the weight with both hands behind your head, keeping your elbows close to your body. Do this 25 times.
Directly after you have finished that set of exercises, you are going to move on to the next exercise that will also help you obtain firm arms. Do not allow any rest in between sets, especially if you want to finish within three minutes. The next set of exercises you will be performing are triceps presses. With this exercise, you are going to take two weights that you can lift for a total of 25 times. Most people usually prefer a light 5-pound weight for firm arms. Lie down on a mat with your feet on the ground and knees bent comfortably. Hold the weights over your head and slowly lower them down until they are touching the floor where your head is. Raise the weights back up and repeat.
After you have finished that set of exercises, you should have about one minute left. The next set of exercises you will be performing are called triceps kickbacks. With this exercise, you are going to take two light weights that you can lift comfortably without straining. This last minute is very important. The next thing you are going to do is bend over at a 45-degree angle (parallel to the floor). Make sure that you have both of the weights in your hands and bring your elbows up to your torso. Kick back the weights until your arms are parallel to the rest of your body. Bend your elbows back down and repeat as many times as you can until your last minute is up. It may be very helpful to have a timer for these exercises. If you are new to exercises for firm arms, then it may take you a minute or two longer to complete. Practice these exercises at least twice per week to begin. You are definitely going to feel it the next day, especially your first time around.
Remember to do some stretching before and after your exercises in order to minimize recovery time. The quicker you recover, the faster you can perform the exercises again. Any fat and/or flab you may have will be tightened and toned into lean muscle, which is what is going to give you the appearance of firm arms. The muscle is going to help burn off the fat, so it is a win-win.
Flabby arms are a big problem for a lot of women. These exercises are effective and safe enough for anyone to perform. The best part is that they only take three minutes to do. Make sure that you do not do them again until your soreness is gone. Doing so any earlier could potentially create problems such as weakness and overworked muscles. Give your workout some time to show results. In most cases, it takes about a month or two to start noticing lean, firm arms.