Arm Slimming Exercises

Which part of your body are you most self conscious about other than your stomach area? Most women will answer: upper arms. Many women will avoid sleeveless and short sleeve shirts due to their embarrassment at their flabby, jiggly upper arms. If you wave hello or goodbye, you can see the bottom side of your arm waving like a piece of chicken skin. Some women call this the "hello-goodbyes" for this reason. In this article we will explore some of the best arm slimming exercises out there. You'll get specific instructions on how to slim the upper arms and how to tighten arm skin.

Flabby upper arms can be caused by a number of reasons including fad dieting and extensive use of appetite suppressants. It's also something that can just naturally happen with age. For some people it is a problem area that always occurs; just as some get fat straight to their thighs, others get fat in their arms first.

Flabby upper arms do not have to be an issue. With the implementation of some simple arm slimming exercises performed about three times per week and a sensible diet and some cardio, lean and toned arms can be any woman's achievement.

Curls for Biceps

Ladies, you have the option of standing or sitting when doing these type of arm slimming exercises. Start with weights that are a minimum of five pounds apiece and hold one in each hand. (As you increase your strength, you can increase the amount of weight that you lift). Your arms should be relaxed by your sides, with your palms facing forward while you grip the weights underhanded. Then, bend your arms at the elbows and make a curling motion up to your shoulders. Make sure that you keep your elbows as close to your body as possible and make smooth, controlled movements while doing this.

Bicep and Forearm Curls (Hammer Curls)

This next type of exercise works both the biceps and the forearms, which can be considered one of the most overall effective arm slimming exercises. As with the previous exercise, grasp a weight in each hand and relax your arms by your sides. However, instead of an underhand grip, use an overhand grip with your palms facing inward. Alternate each arm by doing these curls.


This is an exercise that most everyone knows. It is an exercise that will work the arm and shoulder muscles. The best way to do a push-up is to lie on your stomach with your arms in line with your shoulders. Have your knees on the floor for support and then push your upper body up with your arms and shoulders. Make sure to keep your back as straight as possible and your abdominal muscles tightened. Avoid hanging your neck and head downward. Instead keep them in line with your back. In a slow motion, lower your upper body to the floor until your chest touches and then push yourself back up. Avoid locking your elbows. If you prefer, you can switch to a full body version of the push-up once you become stronger.

Triceps Dips

With the triceps dips, there are two versions of arm slimming exercises. In the first one, you place your back to a sturdy bench or chair while leaving your legs stretched out. Your arms should be straight and your hands should be facing forward on the chair or bench. With a slow motion, lower yourself down in front of the bench or chair with a bend of your elbows. When your arms are parallel to the floor, bring yourself back up to your starting position in a slow and smooth motion. The other version of this exercise is a bit easier because you bend your knees and have your feet flat on the floor for extra support.

Triceps Extension

This is one of those arm slimming exercises that is accomplished with a chair or bench as well. Sit upright on the seat and hold your back straight. You may choose to use one or two weights for this exercise, depending on your fitness level. Five pound weights are a good starting point for women. Hold the weights over your head using both hands. Ensure that your hands are forming a triangle. Then, slowly and smoothly lower your forearms down behind your upper arms. (Think of a ninety degree angle located behind your head). Then, slowly and smoothly bring your forearms back to the initial position.