We all hate the arm flab wobble. It’s annoying and embarrassing. Many people try to cover up this flab problem by wearing long sleeves all the time, which eliminates a lot of clothing choices. It makes it hard to find something to wear, especially if it’s for a special event, and it’s particularly uncomfortable in summer. When you finally get tired of being embarrassed about your arms, hiding them, passing up pretty tops and summer dresses because they are too arm-revealing and make excuses for why you can’t go to the beach with friends is the day you decide you simply have to do something about that awful arm flab. But how?
Arm Flab Annoyance
Arm fat may come with carrying extra weight as well as with aging (after age 40), but not necessarily. Even when you are younger, and a healthy weight, you may have to deal with arm flab. It’s an area that just naturally seems to attract fat deposits in some women, especially if you have a mostly-sedentary lifestyle and a desk job. If you tend to avoid physical activity, you may need to build arm strength as well as get rid of the arm fat. The good news is that muscle burns fat. Build muscle and you will burn fat – the two goals go together.Even when you are reasonably active – but you prefer cardio to weight or resistance training, you may have an arm problem.
What works to burn arm fat?
You have a lot of options. If you already do cardio, you could add in some weight – for example, when you jog or power walk, do it holding weights and swing your arms. You may think it looks odd to do this, but does that really matter when you’re ramping up your routine to target those flabby arms? Or you could switch to sometimes doing a form of cardio that is great for an arm/shoulder upper body workout, such as rowing, swimming or cross-country skiing.
Of course, those options aren’t always accessible or convenient. One that is fast and easy to do at home, or almost anywhere, is a new piece of exercise gear that uniquely combines cardio and weight, called Shake Weight. It comes in two versions – one marketed to men, and one to women.
Benefits of Using the Shake Weight Dumbbell For Your Arms and Upper Body
One way to burn arm fat is by using the Shake Weight dumbbell. This is perfect for the person who doesn’t have a lot of time or wants to include a new fitness tool in their workout regimen and is a great ‘entry-level’ piece of gear if it’s been some time since you worked out, allowing you to strengthen your arms and upper body and (if you choose) eventually ‘graduate’ to more challenging workouts, either at home or at the gym. Shake Weight is small and light, so unlike most fitness equipment, it can: using this dumbbell is that it can be used anywhere, especially:
– travel with you on vacation
– be used outside
– be used in front of the television
– can be taken to work for use on breaks or lunch hour
Here’s what one user has to say about Shake Weight:
“Not a full workout on its own, but this is a fun, quick addition to an existing routine….the intensity of the exercise is affected by the rate at which you shake it. A gentle shake provides a gentle workout, and more vigorous shake gives a little tougher workout.”
– WS, amazon.com
How Does Shake Weight Work?
The whole idea behind this special dumbbell is that it uses a technology the company that makes it calls “dynamic inertia” to tone arms and upper body muscles. This technology refers to the Shake Weight’s oscillating movement, which creates a higher force output when it’s in use. The manufacturer says muscle activity is increased by 300 percent, at least compared to traditional weights. This helps you burn arm fat and strengthen the arms, chest, and shoulders.
“My arms are toning and the fat is disappearing. I have lost one inch on each arm because I measured it before I started using it. Once this becomes too easy, I plan on buying the Men’s Shake Weight.”
– Joan L. Cortez, amazon.com
One thing to be aware of with Shake Weight is that you need your feet planted firmly on the floor to get the correct stance. Stand up with shoulders back and your neck straight from the spine. Fingers and wrists should be strong and loose. Or you may choose to use Shake Weight while lying on your back on the floor.
Combine Your Fitness Routine with a Healthy Lifestyle
No smoking, cut down on drinking and caffeine, get enough sleep, de-stress. This also means eating a balanced diet filled with fruits, vegetables, lean protein, whole grains and plenty of water.
Typically, users said they felt the muscles getting a real workout from their very first Shake Weight session – and could see the difference in the mirror in just two to three weeks. Shake Weight isn’t a magic cure for flabby arms – but it produced faster results that traditional arm exercises with traditional dumbbells.