8 Terrific Exercises To Get Rid Of Jell-O Arms

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After 40, almost everyone, especially women, tend to develop flabby upper arms, sometimes called jello arms. This is an embarrassing problem that can have you avoiding sleeveless clothing or a bathing suit.


The jiggly parts of your arms are the triceps, the large muscles that are on the back of your arms. These muscles are what are responsible for you being able to straighten out your arms.

The two main reasons people get jello arms are age and body fat. Our skin tends to become looser as it loses its elasticity. We also lose muscle mass as we age. These two facts alone give almost everyone flabby upper arms after 40 unless they take steps to keep the triceps firm.

Of course body fat is also a contributing factor. Losing even just five percent of your body weight will help tremendously with those Jell-O arms, but losing weight is not enough. You will still need to keep those triceps strong and firm to keep your upper arms from developing lives of their own!

We have put together eight of the best exercises you can do right at home. A couple of two- or four-pound weights will help but they aren’t necessary.

What are you waiting for? Start doing these exercises today, and you could have beautifully firm arms just in time to wear that sleeveless party dress this holiday season!


1. Reverse Curl Ups

These will actually help your biceps, which is the muscle on the front of the arm but is also important for beautiful arms.

Stand with your feet about shoulder width apart. You can hold a dumbbell in each hand if you like. The dumbbell should be facing forward, with your palms against the outside of your thigh. Without bending your wrists, curl up both hands to your shoulders, and then slowly lower them back down. This is one rep. Start with two sets of 10 reps for each arm and work up to three sets of 20 reps per arm.

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