Ever feel embarrassed to wear a short sleeve shirt or… gasp… a tank top?
You’re not alone.
Unsightly, flabby, jiggly arm fat is one of the biggest causes of women not feeling good about their appearance.
It makes you want to put on a sweater even on a 90 degree day.
And today, it’s going to stop.
Recently, the American Council on Exercise published a study where they researched the best possible arm exercises for the body.
They assembled a crack team of researchers at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse to discover which arm exercise was most effective out of these 8: overhead triceps extensions, bar push-downs, lying barbell triceps extensions, triangle push-ups, triceps kickbacks, triceps dips, closed grip bench press, and rope push downs.
Can you guess which one was most effective?
No seriously, guess. Think in your head which one you think was most effective before reading on. If you guess right, you win $10,000!
Are you ready?
It was triangle push-ups! By a landslide!
If you’d like to collect your $10,000, please send an email to thisisfake@yourenotgetting$10,000.com
(Hint: You’re not getting $10,000.)
Triangle Pushups Are The Best Exercise To Get Toned Arms
So why are triangle pushups so good for your arms? Well, they target literally every major part of the triceps muscle – the muscle that runs from your elbow to your shoulder. (Hint: that’s the part of the arm that gets all jiggly). This pushup produces the most activity in the muscle, which causes the most muscle strengthening and toning, and creates the greatest difference in arm appearance. Plus, since push-ups are putting you in the plank position anyway, you’re automatically strengthening your core and slimming down your belly at the same time!
Want to know how to do one?
Here’s how it’s done:
Get in a plank position with your body aligned in a straight line from your head to your feet. Clench your abdominal muscles and butt to really get the plank going.
Have your hands underneath your chest with your thumbs touching and first fingers touching so that your hands make a triangle.
(Hint: this is how the exercise gets its name)
Note: Check out this article to see other Great Exercises You Should Be Doing More Of.
Have your hands directly under the middle of the top of your chest, in line with your shoulders. Remember to keep your abdominals and butt clenched as you let your body down to the ground and then push up with your arms to keep the plank going.
Don’t let your butt sag downward or your hips raise upwards – you gotta keep your body level!
Now, this exercise can be difficult – but it’s not impossible. If you want to tone down the challenge, start with your knees on the floor and do a modified triangle pushup – or do them against the wall.
Soon, you’ll build up your endurance, and be rewarded with amazing, sexy, toned arms!
And if you want to lose even more weight, check out these tips on Speeding Up Your Metabolism.
Did you already know about triangle pushups? Are they working for you? Are you still wondering where your $10,000 is? Leave a comment below!
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