If you don’t know already, you’re arms are perfect just the way they are. However, if you’re finding that you’re constantly stressing over finding the right top that will cover your arms or how to pose in pictures so that you’re arms look slender it’s time to do something about it. But did you know that excess arm fat is a problem that is more common in women than men, since women tend to store fat in their hips, thighs and arms. Don’t fret, all hope isn’t lost.
Here are five things you need to know on your journey to slender and well toned arms.
1.You can’t tell your body where to lose weight
Unfortunately, you can’t tell your body exactly where you'd like to shed fat it's really all based on genetics. In fact, from birth our bodies have preconceived places in which it would like to store fat and it’s going to pull fat from the places it sees fit. It’s important to keep this in mind so that you focus on burning fat all over your body in order to lose the fat in your arms.
- Commit to interval training workouts
Interval training workouts consist of spurts of high intensity movements followed by a short period of rest. Interval training is essential for launching your body into a fat burning mode. You’ll burn calories during the workout and continue to burn fat up to twenty four hours afterwards since it significantly elevates the metabolism.
- Engage every muscle
When working out you should try to perform exercises that engages as many muscles as possible so that you can burn even more calories. Yes, total body exercises like squats, push ups, burpees and bench presses work several muscle groups at one time.
- Lift weights that you can do up to 15 reps
A lot of women are afraid of incorporating weight lifting into their routine because they don’t want to bulk up. You don’t have to worry about this because women don’t have enough testosterone in their bodies for this to happen. By incorporating heavy weights you’ll increase your metabolic rate and burn more calories during your workout.
- Eat lots of protein
Having adequate protein in you diet will preserve muscle mass and boost the thermogenic process. In fact, your meals should have at least 25 grams of protein. The body can only use about 25 to 35 grams of fat. After that the body stores it as fat or energy.
- Work the arm muscles
Wearing your arm slimmers be sure to consistently do exercises that work the muscles in your arms. Although we can’t choose where we burn fat, you can definitely decide where you’ll build muscle.