Loose and saggy skin at the top of the arms is a problem so common that it has numerous slang nicknames. Here in Australia, it is commonly described as “Tuck Shop Arms”‘, the inference being that the fat is gained by too many unhealthy visits to the Tuck Shop.
I have also heard it called “Bat Wings”. My favourite however comes from the UK where it is described as “Bingo Wings”, evident when the winner of a bingo game raises their arm into the air to indicate a winning card. I cannot recall when I first heard this term but it was some time ago. It was broadly the same time that I learned of “Cankles”. Cankles being where fat obscures the ankle making the calf and foot join without division. Calf ankle hence “Cankle”. Never mind, back to the arms.
While calorie control and exercise will help with fat loss, the secret to well defined arms is picking up weights, heavy weights. Experts suggest that if you stick with light weights that your arm muscles have gotten used to then you will see very slow progress. Increasing the weights and feeling the burn in those muscles, will achieve a quicker build of lean muscle and better definition. If you use 1kg or 2kg weights, try 5kg or 6kg, for some of the reps. It will feel tough at first but should soon result in progress. When you arms feel tired, drop the weight back down.
I have attached the links to three workouts for the arms which may help.
I personally would be very happy with Ms Biels shoulders and arms.
Lifting weights with a regular high intensity cardio program will reap rewards. Try boot camp or circuit training. This type of workout will also include strength training so those problem arms will feel the double whammy.
Adopting this approach, together with healthy eating, will soon get you the arms you want.
I will tackle the calf problem in another article.