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2 Cures for Embarrassing Arm Flap!

2 Cures for Embarrassing Arm Flap!

It has happened to many of us. You go to wave at a friend across a crowded room and for what seems like minutes after your hand has stopped moving, some portion of your upper arm is still waving away. It’s the DREADED ARM FLAP.

Never fear, there are simple ways to tone flabby arms (even your diet can help blast upper arm fat). These easy tricep exercises will minimize the jiggle—just in time for those arm-revealing fashions that come with the warm-weather months. We turned to Elite Trainer Julie DuBois and the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) for arm-toning advice.

1. Triceps Dips

  • Sit on a chair with hands next to hips.
  • Making sure that your shoulders stay over your wrists, walk your legs out so that you are no longer sitting on the chair, but rather supporting your weight with your hands.
  • Bend your arms to a 90-degree angle and return to a straight position. Repeat.

2. Triceps Extensions
This exercise, using dumbbells, also targets under-arm flab. This video from the NASM demonstrates the triceps extension. It’s key, Dubois says, to keep your elbows pointing forward and close to your head.

Related: Tricep Exercises for Beginners

See, wasn’t that easy? Goodbye arm flap!

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Medically reviewed in February 2019.

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