Flabby arms are one sure enemy of progress when it comes to fitness. I’ll be the first to admit that I neglected working on them for the first year of my fitness journey because I honestly didn’t pay attention to them. It was only after taking a few selfies wearing short sleeved dresses and tops that I realised that I still had a lot of work to do on my arms even though I had lost the weight. I was certainly looking like I borrowed someone else’s arms!
As you can see on the image above, there was still some flabby arms to work on. Society doesn’t make life any easier by the way. There are a number of nick names given to your flabby arms which include and are not limited to; bye bye – meaning when you are waving at someone the flab on your arms waves as well, mukadzi weparty (woman involved in a political party) – some of the women are on the overweight side and flabby arms is one of their distinctive features and lastly monya(a strong person) – unfortunately the strong in this case is used in a sarcastic manner. With people using words like that on your not so great features at some point you will decide to do something about it.
I’m all for home fitness and I did a lot of homework on the subject and decided the first thing I would need to try and do was incorporate planks to my fitness programme. Anything that doesn’t need me to pump out money is a plus for me because I believe my body can work some wonders without weights! I got in tune with planks and thankfully there are different variations to them and so far I can safely say they have helped sculpt my arms but it’s still work in progress. Planks have worked some wonders for me and you can check out how to do them in the video below.
Some of the benefits of doing planks include:
- Planks are an equipment free arm and upper body workout that will tone and strengthen your shoulders, back, chest, biceps and triceps.
- Better movement and coordination.
- Say hello to better posture.
That said,it’s of great importance that you do your plank in proper form, you don’t want to experience any injuries. Make sure you breathe and smile, smiling burns calories too.
For best results add them on to your existing exercise programme. You won’t get toned arms from simply doing planks a few minutes a day, there aren’t such miracles in the fitness world.
Do you have flabby arms? What are you doing to fight the flab! Let’s talk.