Five exercises to slim down your upper arms like a pro

1. Plyometric push-ups

It sounds complicated, but fortunately it is not. A plyometric push-up is nothing more than a ‘normal’ push-up in which your hands briefly come off the ground. By pushing yourself upwards, you make a small “jump”.

  • Start in a push-up position with your hands stretched out.
  • Lower yourself down and push yourself up again.
  • When you push yourself up, use some extra strength so that you make a small “jump”.
  • Make sure your body stays straight all the time, so keep your bottom down.
  • Do this exercise 3 x 10 times.

2. Triceps dips

For this exercise, use a chair, bed or other solid surface to lean on.

  • Put your arms at shoulder width on the edge of the chair or bed.
  • Slowly sink down in a squat until your arms are bent and your buttocks are just above the ground.
  • Push yourself up again and repeat this process over and over.
  • Do this exercise 3 x 15 times.

3. Shoulder Press

This exercise is ideal to get rid of the fat on the inside of your upper arms. Use weights or your homemade bottles.

  • Hold a dumbbell (or weight) in each hand.
  • Start with your hands at shoulder height.
  • Bring both arms above your head at the same time and then down again.
  • Repeat this exercise 3 x 15 times.

4. Bicep curls

This exercise builds tighter biceps. Also use your weights in this exercise.

  • Hold a dumbbell (or weight) in each hand.
  • Start with your hands next to your body.
  • Raise your forearms to the level of your chest and then lower them again.
  • Repeat this exercise 3 x 15 times.

5. Lateral raises

Finally, a spirited but very effective exercise. This will exercise your whole arm! Use your weights again with this exercise.

  • Hold a dumbbell in each hand.
  • Start with your arms next to your body.
  • Raise your arms sideways until they are fully stretched in a straight line.
  • Hold your arms for a few seconds and slowly bring them down again.
  • Repeat this exercise 3 x 15 times.

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