Women’s flabby arms often seem to come out of nowhere, but their cause is likely due to changes occurring in the body throughout adulthood. There are ways to combat and tighten flabby arms, however, including incorporating both regular strength vibration training sessions and cardio workouts.
Reasons for Flabbiness
Arm flabbiness is caused by an excess of fat, which can be the result of natural changes that occur with age. After the age of 30, body fat has a tendency to increase and lean muscle typically decreases. These changes are partially due to hormonal changes that occur with age, but also because of the tendency to be less active. The hormonal changes cause metabolic rate to decrease, which means fewer calories burned throughout the day. A slower metabolism combined with fewer calories burned from a lack of exercise creates a significant risk of weight gain. Gravitational pull also takes its toll, constantly pulling on the back of the arms and thus facilitating flabbiness.
Looking at the Arms
The major muscles in the arms include the deltoids, biceps and triceps. The deltoids are the major muscles in the shoulders and are responsible for lifting the arms up forward and out to the sides. The biceps runs down the front of the upper arm and is in charge of bending the elbow joints against resistance. The triceps, on the back of the upper arms, overcome resistance to straighten the elbow joints.
Toning with Strength Vibration Training
By isolating the triceps muscles the Vibration Machine creates 30 contractions per second and activates the muscle spindle which connects to the fibre of each muscle cell. This rejuvenating process actually re-connects the nerve receptors that create tone in the triceps like no other method of training. Incorporating strength training exercises (using weights) also helps develop muscular tone and thus tighten the upper arms. It’s important to note that strength training doesn’t make an impact on any excess fat tissue, but it develops the lean muscle underneath the fat. Incorporating two to three strength training workouts into a regimen can effectively develop muscular tone, whether using vibration training, body weight exercises, free weight exercises or working out at a gym on strength training machines.
Using Cardio for Losing Fat and Toning
The muscle tone built with strength training won’t be visible if there’s excess fat on the arms. Cardio exercises are effective at burning a high number of calories and thus supporting fat loss; incorporate cardio exercises that call for heavy arm involvement. Swimming, for example, burns calories and also forces the arms to help propel the body through the water. Cross-trainer machines with the moving arm units require the major arm muscles to contribute to fat burning also.