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Tone Sagging Arms in 2 Weeks With These 5 Exercises

Firm up flabby arms with these simple exercises.

Do your arms feel like they are sagging? There is no better time to shape them up. According to one expert, you can strengthen your arm muscles in just two weeks. Risa Sheppard, Master Pilates trainer, creator of The Sheppard Method, offers up five effective exercises to firm up flabby arms in 14 days. Sheppard explains that these exercises can be done with or without weights. "If you choose to do weights, use only 2 or 3 pounds," she says.

Hug a Tree

A middle-aged Caucasian man assumes the static posture of Tree Hugging, an essential technique in Chi Kung practice.

Lie on your back with your knees bent. Open your arms to the side with the elbows slightly bent. Pretend you're holding something in your hands (or weights if you prefer). Now, imagine a tree that you are wrapping your arms around. Make it a good size trunk.

Wrap your arms around the imaginary tree trunk until your fingers touch each other. Keeping that same shape open your arms to the side and again wrap your arms around the tree trunk. Repeat 8 to 10 times.

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Rear view of woman stretching her arm and shoulder

Bend your elbows and place your hands next to each ear. Keep your elbows facing the ceiling and try not to move the elbow or hand. Keeping your elbows straight up, slowly extend your forearms until the arms are straight. You should feel it working in your triceps, or the back of the arm. If you are not using weights, use the air as resistance against the arm.

Slowing lower the forearms back to their original position. Always make sure the elbows are facing the ceiling. Repeat 10 times. Rest, then do another set.


Strong woman with broccoli in the kitchen

Sit facing a mirror if you can. Extend your arms straight out in front of you. Again, using the air as resistance, slowly bend your arms until the hands are next to your ears.

Try to keep the arms level, but if that is too difficult place your elbows at the rib cage. Repeat 2 or more sets of 10.

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Chest and Arms

Shot of a beautiful athlete woman doing push ups in an abandoned building.

Sit on a floor in what we call a tabletop position. You are on your hands and knees. Arms are slightly bent and knees are under your hips. Shift your body forward a bit with your elbows close to your body. Lift your feet from your knees and slowly bend your arms with your chest to the floor.

These are modified push-ups. You don't have to go all the way to the floor. Just gently let the chest lower as much as it can. arms and then come back to their original position. Repeat 5 to 10 times.

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Portrait of attractive cheerful sportswoman with headphones in her ears. Sporty woman doing exercises with dumbbells for shoulders in the gym on the background of brick wall

Stand facing a mirror. Lift your arms out to your side and hold for a count of 8. Slowly lower the arms to your side.  Repeat 5 to 8 times. Try not to lift your shoulders to your ears. Concentrate on lifting the deltoid and not the shoulder.

💪🔥Body Booster: If you want to firm up your arms, stick to a few effective, targeting exercises and repeat daily.

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