A smaller waist, slimmer thighs, and a pert bottom are just a few of the “I wants” that fill in the gaps of female office chatter, as does wanting slim, toned arms. The words “bingo wings” fill women with fear and make sleeveless tops our number one enemy, so isn’t it about time we said goodbye to them forever? If you want slender, strong arms like Candice Swanepoel and Jennifer Aniston, then read on for Savoir Flair’s top tips on how to get some serious arm candy.
Watch Your Food
Truth be told, arms are one of the body’s favorite places to store fat, and they’re also one of the hardest places to shift it. If there is excess fat anywhere on the body, it’s because more calories are being consumed than are being burnt, which promotes fat storage. The best place to start when looking to burn fat and get toned arms is your diet, because – as the saying goes – abs are made in the kitchen. Or rather, in this case, bingo wings are fried in the kitchen… or something like that. You get the idea!
Start by keeping a food diary for five days whilst eating normally and simply look at what you are consuming on a daily basis. This will give you a great starting point to see where you can cut back and improve your diet.
Boost Muscle Mass
What if we told you that you could burn more calories sitting on the sofa today than you did sitting on the sofa last week? Sounds like a pretty good deal, right? Sofa sitting is not our best tip on achieving wonderfully toned arms, but increasing your muscle mass is. When your body is more toned and has a higher percentage of muscle mass, it requires more calories (energy) throughout the day just to keep things working as they should. So even two 20-minute weight sessions per week can help boost your metabolism and burn fat much more efficiently, even when you’re not moving!
Maximize Your Workouts
As Savoir Flair recently reported, HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) is one of the most effective ways to train and blitz fat whilst incorporating the best body-weight exercises you can do anywhere. So if you’ve got yourself pumped for the gym, you might as well make that session the best fat-burning, metabolism-boosting session you can. Aim for 20 to 30 minutes of high-intensity moves each session to help melt bingo wings and sculpt those arms.
Use Your Body
A weight session doesn’t have to require a full set of gym equipment with bells and whistles. Body weight alone is a fantastic way to increase muscle mass and to push your body to its limit. Press-ups, tricep dips, walk-outs, pike push-ups, and plank sidewalks are just a few of the brilliant strength- and muscle-building exercises you can do anywhere without any equipment whatsoever.
Drink More Water
Water is just as important as the food you eat when it comes to losing weight and ridding the body of stored-up toxins. Aim to drink at least two to three liters of good-quality drinking water every day to keep things moving and operating at their optimum level. It will not only allow the intensity of training sessions to be boosted, but your body will recover quicker if it is well hydrated and looked after!
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