While it may be easy to hide your arms in cooler seasons, now that summer is on our doorstep, you are going to find it immeasurably more difficult to find excuses to conceal your arms.
But don’t feel like you are alone here. In over a decade that I’ve spent as a personal trainer, I have come across only a select few women who were really comfortable with their arms, and even these women felt that there was still some work that they could do.
The Three Causes of Sagging, Flabby, and Squishy Upper Arms
It is true that no two people are alike, and the problem of unsightly arms does vary a lot from person to person, but the underlying causes are always the same – too much fat on the upper arms, excess saggy and droopy skin, and lack of muscle tone.
When these three conditions come together, the end result is consistent – arms that sag, bulge, and flap and jiggle when you wave – a condition I’ve heard referred to as Bat-Wings, Bingo Arms, and even Bye-Bye Meat by my Japanese friends (paints quite the picture doesn’t it?)
This condition is epidemic; a situation clearly demonstrated by all of the products out there designed to conceal, tighten, and hide women’s upper arms: everything from control-top panty hose for the arms, to blouses with built-in elastic designed to strangle the upper arms and hold everything in.
And while these products create the illusion of toned arms, they do nothing to fix the problem – and that is what you really want after all. Because, let’s face it, eventually the clothes are going to have to come off, and there won’t be anything left to hide your arms.
So weather it’s the beach, or the bedroom, or anywhere else you want to reveal your arms – it’s time to feel confident and sexy about your upper arms, and show them off proudly, without resorting to optical illusions.
Thankfully, the problem is not nearly as hard to correct as most women think. And if you get started now, you will finally be able to enjoy toned and sexy arms this summer. But that means no more putting it off. If you want to reap the benefits of sculpted arms this summer, and be able to show off some skin in a little black dress, tank top, or bathing suit, then we need to get started right away.
Three Steps To Sculpted Arms
Step 1. Remove built-up body fat. This is by far the most important step, as it is the number one cause of problem arms. In fact, I’ve got a quick test that you can do right now that will tell you definitively if this is your problem. To see me demonstrate this simple test, just check out this link. Just watch the quick video on the page and you’ll be able to test yourself in just a couple of minutes.
Step 2. Tighten loose skin. Loose skin is caused by a number of factors. In younger women, it is often a result of the fat tissue underneath growing and causing the skin to stretch, and because fat tissue has no structural rigidity (like muscle does) is hangs down and simply gives in to gravity. In older women, there is the additional problem of something called ‘oxidative stress’ which, in simple terms, is long-term exposure to damaging substances that cause the skin cells to lose their elasticity. Both of these problems are reversible (yes, sagging skin is reversible, despite what plastic surgeons and doctors tell you).
Step 3. Tone underlying muscle. Many women I’ve tested have a significant lack of muscle tone in their upper arms, in particular, the Tricep area (back of the upper arms). This is often caused by avoidance of exercises that are thought to bulk the arms up. Many women fear that if they do exercises such as pushups, bench presses and other ‘man exercises’, that their arms with grow large and bulky. This is a complete myth, and for reasons I explain in my free video coaching series here, women need not fear any increase in muscle bulk when doing such exercises.
What To Do Next
Now that you know what you need to do in order to get toned and sculpted arms, you need to know how to put these steps to practical use. That is exactly what I will show you in the Go Sleeveless DVDs which you can get here. I’ll guide you step-by-step through each exercise and technique in detail, and in just 6 weeks, you will be ready to show off your new arms.
And while you are there, don’t forget to sign-up for my free coaching video series where I will explain in detail all the tricks of the trade for getting sculpted and sexy arms you will be proud to show off.
And if DVD’s and videos aren’t your thing, and you want something you can slip in your gym bag or purse, pop in to your local book store and grab a copy of my book Totally Toned Arms for a quick-reference guide to getting toned and sculpted arms on the go.
So there you have it, everything you need to get sexy and sculpted arms this summer. Now get to it!