If you have ever waved at someone and then realized that your arm kept waving after you tried to stop, then you want to know how to get rid of fat arms. For women, this may seem to be a bigger issue than for men, but it really isn’t. This is one of the hardest areas to lose weight. You may struggle mightily to lose weight here and work hard only to realize that you aren’t seeing any results.
Why is it so hard to lose weight in your arms?
The area around your arms may have a large number of fat cells. As your body starts to build up it’s fat reserves, it spreads it around wherever it can. Though it may not seem like it, there is a limited amount of space in your mid section. Your body tries to find any and every available space to store it in case it needs it some day. That is why you find yourself gaining weight around your neck and face and arms. Your body may decide to store more around the arms because of the genetics you inherited. Some people are just more prone to storing fat in the arms than others.
So can I exercise to get rid of fat arms?
There isn’t really any specific exercise that you can do to totally eliminate the fat around your arms. What it is going to take is overall weight loss. There are exercises that you can do to tone the muscles in your arms, but that won’t have much of an effect on the fat that’s there. The muscles will grow under that fat and take on a good shape, but unless you are working to reduce the fat all over, you will never know. The only way for the efforts of weight training to be displayed is if the curtain (fat) is pulled back to show them off.
Put yourself on a low fat, high energy diet and an aerobic workout regimen. Getting the right food for your body and for your aerobic activities will go a long way towards reducing that fat around your arms and everywhere else. Get moving using aerobic activity. Aerobic exercise means exercise with oxygen. This is the only way that you are going to get that fat burning off. Do exercises that gets your heart pumping and your lungs working hard. The more air you push through your body, the more fat is going to be burned off.
If you want to increase the amount of fat you are burning off in your aerobic activity, increase the amount of muscle you have overall. Get on a regular schedule of lifting weights. Your metabolism rises with the amount of muscle you gain. If you have higher metabolism, you will find you lose fat at a faster rate. That means that it will also take less work to burn that fat off.
If you can find the time to start exercising more with an emphasis on aerobic activity, you will find how to get rid of fat in arms for women and men.