It has happened to many of us. You go to wave at a friend across a crowded room and for what seems like minutes after your hand has stopped moving, some portion of your upper arm is still waving away. It’s the DREADED ARM FLAP.
Never fear, there are exercises you can do to firm and tone your triceps to minimize your upper arm jiggle—just in time for those arm-revealing fashions that come with spring. On this Fit Friday, Sharecare turned to Elite Trainer Julie DuBois and the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) for arm-toning advice.
1. Tricep Dips
Follow along as DuBois describes tricep dips—no equipment needed!
-Sit on a chair with hands next to hips.
-Making sure that your shoulders stay over your wrists, walk your legs out so that you are no longer sitting on the chair, but rather supporting your weight with your hands.
-Bend your arms to a 90-degree angle and return to a straight position. Repeat.
It’s key, Dubois says, to keep your elbows pointing forward and close to your head.
See, wasn’t that easy? Goodbye arm flap!
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