Men and women both find themselves having bingo arms or batwings. They will notice their skin hanging down whenever they have to extend their arms. This may be distressing to many especially women who think it’s a mark of age.
But you will be delighted to know that this is not a permanent condition and with a few steps and tips you can get your arms toned up and give them a youthful look again. The article will explain some of the exercises that you can do to help yourself. You need to get yourself free weight dumbbells to start with these exercises.
The first thing that you need to do is start toning your arms. To do so start lifting the dumbbells upwards and slowly move them over your head. Remember when you are doing this keep them straight and even. Raise the dumbbells until your elbows are higher than ears and keep them there.
While keeping your elbows positioned a little above your ears you will start moving the weights slowly downwards towards your neck below. You should ensure when you are doing this that both dumbbells are level with each other and should not be uneven. You will then lift the dumbbells gradually upwards so that they are again above your head. You will then again bring them down and repeat this procedure ten times. Try to start this exercise with 2-lb weights on your dumbbells.
Make a Goal Post
Now you will learn an exercise that is known for its goal post posture. Hold the dumbbells by bending your arms so that they look like goalposts. Make sure that your elbows are at shoulder level. Then lift the dumbbells in both of the hands straight towards the ceiling so that your elbows are straight. Lower your arms slowly and repeat the process. Do these 10 times to get the desired results.
The “L” Lift
To get your arms free from bingo wings you can also try using the L lift exercise. To do this exercise you will have to hold your dumbbells while your elbows will be at your waist. Then lift your forearms to create right angles with your arms. Try to keep them in L shape while you are doing your exercise and do it ten times.
It is highly recommended to do these exercises on alternating days; many physical trainers believe that the same body muscle should not be worked upon daily. Try to increase the weight to 5 lbs after a period of around two weeks.