Do these arm strength training techniques to make upper-body fat disappear
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The lower body maybe the most common site for cellulite, but it's not uncommon to have dimpling on your upper body, particularly the back of your arms. To minimize the appearance let's add these upper body strength training moves to your workout. We're going to use hand weight and you should choose a weight that you feel muscle fatigue in about 12 to 15 reps. I'm going to demonstrate a couple of each of these exercises. But again 12 to 15 reps feeling muscle fatigue. Let's take our arms up over head for Triceps Overhead Extension. Keep your elbows in tight near your ears and lower your hands behind your head. The key is to keep the elbows in tight and feel it in the back of the arm. Lift it back up to the beginning and I'll do a few more for you. Bring it down, and up, always think about where you should feel it back of the arm and I'll do one more. Pull it down, and up, good! Next exercise, Triceps Kickbacks; working the back of your arm again. Hinge over just slightly from your hips keeping your spine long and pull your elbows up to the side of your body. You're going to extend from your elbows all the way back, squeezing the back of your arms, your triceps and then bring it back. Do it again. Pull out, and back. I'll demonstrate a few more. Press out, really squeeze that muscle. One more here, and remember do 12 to 15 of each of these feeling muscle fatigue. Hammer Curls, this is for the biceps, the front of the arm. We're going to pull the weights up like a hammer and then go and pounce that nail keeping your elbows at your sides. We want to make sure to isolate the biceps. So pull it up keeping the elbows in tight and back down. Try not to throw your torso into the move, but really work the biceps right here and down. I'll demonstrate one more. Pull it up, squeeze that biceps muscles. Think about it and bring it back down. The Push-ups. A great upper body exercise and I'm going to do a triceps push-up to really emphasize the back of the arm. Come down on to your knees and bring your body forward. Place your body weight into your palm. Hold your hips forward, so your torso is one nice long line and keep your abs tight. You want to keep your elbows in and shape the side of your ribcage with your elbows, so you feel it in the back of your arm. You're going to lower down and press back up. Lower down, press back up. Notice how my elbows are in tight. I'll demonstrate two more right here and back up, down and up. Now do these exercises two or three times a week and your arms will be firmer and smoother in about six weeks.