7-Move Workout to Tighten Underarm Skin

Underarm skin feeling a little fuller than normal? Then
you’ll love this quick and effective workout to get rid of loose and
jiggly underarm skin. We picked the seven best exercises to target and
tone your triceps and help define your upper body. Use this workout
three times a week in conjunction with 150 minutes of cardio and a
healthy diet for best results.

What you’ll need:

  • a set of medium dumbbells
  • 1 heavy dumbbell
  • medicine ball (or a basketball, soccer ball)
  • a set of light dumbbells
  • stopwatch/your smartphone to time your cardio intervals

Perform the number of reps associated with each exercise. Follow each set with a 30-second cardio interval of weighted scissor arms, shown below.

Plank Jacks (to be done in between each set):

7-Move Workout to Tighten Underarm Skin
  • Step 1:Begin in high plank with your shoulders over your wrists, your body in one straight line, and your feet together.
  • Step 2: Jump your legs wide and then back together for 30 seconds.
    Jump as quickly as you can, but do not let your stomach sag or arch
    towards the ceiling.
  • Modification (Beginner): Instead of jumping, step alternating legs out to the side and then back in.
T-Raise
  • Step 1: Stand with your feet under the hips and toes pointing
    forward. Hold the dumbbells in front of the thighs with the palms facing
    outward. Hinge at your hips until the butt goes behind the heels – keep
    your weight in the heels. Back is flat or slightly arched and chest is
    lifted. 
  • Step 2: Exhale and send the arms out to the sides. Stop the weights
    at shoulder height. Remain in your hinged position. If you’re swaying or
    rocking your body to get the weights up, the weight is too heavy. At
    the top of the move, squeeze the shoulder blades together.

» Perform 15 reps; then do 30 seconds of Plank Jacks.

Side Pushup
  • Step 1: Lie down on your side with your bottom arm wrapped around
    your core. Your top arm should be placed with your hand flat on the
    floor and your elbow at a 90-degree angle at your chest.
  • Step 2: Push through your top hand to lift your shoulders and torso off the ground, and then lower back down.
  • Step 3: Complete as many reps on this side as you can and then switch to your opposite side.

» Perform 15 reps on each side; then do 30 seconds of Plank Jacks.

Pushup Row
  • Step 1: Grab a pair of weights and get in pushup plank position with your hands grasping the handles of the weights, core tight.
  • Step 2: Lower your body, keeping elbows tight to your ribs.
  • Step 3: Pause at the bottom of your pushup, then press yourself back up into plank.
  • Step 4: Once back in the plank position, bend your left elbow and
    pull the weight up toward the side of your body. Try to graze your right
    side when you “row” the dumbbell up, keeping your elbow straight.
  • Step 5: Once back in the plank position, bend your left elbow and
    pull the weight up toward the side of your body. Try to graze your right
    side when you “row” the dumbbell up, keeping your elbow straight.
  • Step 6: Repeat the row movement with your right arm. That’s one repetition.

» Perform 8 reps on each side;then do 30 seconds of Plank Jacks.

Tricep Floor Dips
  • Step 1: Sit on the floor with knees bent, feet placed hip-width
    distance on the floor, hands on the floor behind you with your fingers
    pointing toward your body. Lift your hips off the floor and straighten
    your arms.
  • Step 2: Slowly bend at your elbows and lower your body to the floor.
    Pull your abdominal muscles tight and keep your elbows tucked into your
    body. Once you reach the bottom of the movement, slowly press off with
    your hands, and push yourself straight back up to the starting position.
    That is one rep.

» Perform 15 reps; then do 30 seconds of Plank Jacks.

Tricep Extensions
  • Step 1: Hold a decently heavy dumbbell with both hands and raise it
    over your head, keeping the weight vertical. Pull the elbows in closely
    so they’re nearly squeezing your head. Keep your stance neutral.
  • Step 2: Dip the weight behind your head. Keep your elbows in close
    to your head — when you dip the weight back, your elbows will want to
    flare out. Instead, keep it tight and depend on the triceps to hold it
    together.

» Perform 15 reps; then do 30 seconds of Plank Jacks.

Tricep Pushback
  • Step 1: Stand with your feet hip-width apart and hold your dumbbells
    at your sides. Your knuckles should be in the front. Slightly bend the
    knees, lock the core and lean forward. Do not round your back — keep it
    flat or gently arched. Look at the floor about 5 feet in front of you.
  • Step 2: Exhale and push the dumbbells backward about 6 to 8 inches.
    Keep your torso at the same angle with your chest open. Sink back into
    your heels to work the hamstrings a little more.

» Perform 15 reps; then do 30 seconds of Plank Jacks.

Medicine Ball Pushup
  • Step 1: Start in pushup position (kneeling position for beginners) with hands placed on top of medicine ball.
  • Step 2: Keeping gaze one foot in front of you, lower down, leading with your chest keeping elbows tight to your body.
  • Step 3: Pause just before your chest touches the ball and press back into your starting position.

» Perform 8 reps; then do 30 seconds of Plank Jacks.

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