It’s common, especially among women, to be self-conscious of fat that hangs around your upper arms and back. This is often referred to as the bra bulge or armpit fat. If you have bit of bra bulge, don’t worry, you’re not alone. In fact, carrying a little extra weight in this area is perfectly normal.
Nevertheless, if you want to tone and tighten the area there are simple steps you can take to reduce armpit fat. Unfortunately, you can’t choose where to lose fat. Your fat stores are determined by genetics, and there’s little you can do to change your body type. What you can do is focus on reducing overall body fat percentage and working to build muscle around your upper arms and back.
This 5-move upper body workout doubles as cardio so that you can both build muscle and lose fat. In order to get the most out of your workout choose a dumbbell weight that’s challenging. However, the weights shouldn’t be so heavy that you lose proper form.
Additionally, if you’re looking to reduce armpit fat the other thing you have to do is keep a good diet. Make sure you’re eating enough protein, since it’s necessary for building muscle. Reducing the amount of processed sugars and carbs you eat will also help you drop weight.
Do your best to keep your diet clean and complete this workout 2-3 times per week and you’ll have sleek arms in no time!
What You’ll Need: A set of light to medium dumbbells (5-15 lb.)
What to Do: Cycle through the exercises in order. Rest for 60 seconds and repeat for a total of 4 rounds.
Below, we’ve included videos showing how to perform each move. Using proper form helps prevent injuries and ensures you’re getting the most out of your workout.
15 Squat to Shoulder Press
15 Tricep Extensions
10 Push Ups
50 Mountain Climbers
15 Side Lateral Raises
Squat to Shoulder Press
Side Lateral Raises