Loose skin in the upper arm area is a common problem for many women and men as well. As we age, the skin loses its elasticity and becomes loose, resulting in sagging skin which can look quite unappealing. In order to get rid of it, you need to tighten your triceps muscles.
Here are 5 simple exercises which can tighten the loose skin on your arms:
Slide your butt off a bench and extend your legs in front, then straighten your arms behind and bend the elbows a little to keep your triceps flexed. Put your hands on a stable chair at shoulder width apart and lower your body to the floor until you reach a 90-degree angle, while keeping your back close the bench. Once you reach the bottom, start going up and try to keep your shoulders down while doing the exercise.
Get in the push-up position by resting your body’s weight on your hands and toes. Keep your back straight and lower your body down to the floor, then go back up. Repeat the exercise as much as you can.
Triceps dumbbell kickback
Take a dumbbell in each hand and keep your back straight while bending your knees a little and bending your body slightly forward at the waist. Keep your torso parallel to the floor and keep your head up. There should be a 90-degree angle between your forearm and upper arm. While you’re keeping your arms stationary, exhale and use your triceps to lift the weights until your arm is fully extended. Take a quick break at the top, then inhale and lower the dumbbells into the starting position.
Hold a dumbbell with both your hands and keep your feet at shoulder width from apart. Now, lift the dumbbell over your head – the resistance should be resting on the palms of your hands with your thumb around it. Make sure your palms are facing the ceiling. Now, while keeping your upper arms close to your head with your elbows perpendicular to the floor, lower the resistance in a semicircular motion behind your head until your forearms touch your biceps.
Note: keep your upper arm stationary and move the forearm only. Breathe in deep as you perform this step of the exercise.
Use the triceps to raise the dumbbell and go into the starting position, then repeat the exercise again.
Bent over barbell row
Take a barbell with a pronated grip (with your palms facing down), then bend your knees and bring your torso forward by bending at the waist while keeping your back straight. The dumbbell should be facing in front of you as your arms are perpendicular to the floor. Now, bring the barbell to you and keep your elbows close to the body, using only your forearms to hold the weight. At the top of the position, squeeze the back muscles and hold for a couple of seconds. At the end, inhale and slowly lower the barbell to the starting position.