7 December 2020

How to Get Rid of Bat Wings: Get Well-Defined Arms

Getting well-defined arms requires more than just spending hours in the gym, especially for people with the unsightly stubborn flabby underarms. This article will explore what sagging underarms aka Batwings are and offer a few simple exercises you can try out to get rid of batwings.

What are bat wings

We all age at one point – and unfortunately, the first sign of this inevitable natural phenomenon is sagging skin mainly in our upper arms. As our bodies age, the toning of our upper arm muscles diminishes leading to flabby underarms which is what we refer to as batwings.

What’s more, bat wings occur more in women than men. This is because women store more fat in their upper arms compared to men. When they lose this excess fat, they increase their chances of developing bat wings. Besides, women’s low testosterone levels mean they have a very high likelihood of getting bat wings.

That said, it’s not all doom and gloom. You can get rid of your batwings with simple exercises that shouldn’t take much of your time. These exercises should also come in handy if you fear that losing your excess upper arm fat might leave you with unsightly bat wings.

4 simple exercises to get rid of bat wings

While we can’t stop the natural aging process, these simple exercises should help reduce the loss of skin elasticity that eventually causes batwings.

  1. Triceps pushups
  2. From a plank position and arms under your chest, turn hands inward with fingers forming a triangle
  3. Lift your legs with your knee as the pivot and lower your body onto the floor
  4. Push yourself into a plank position again and squeeze through the back of your arms and midrib with shoulders pulling away from your ears.
  5. Repeat 3 sets of 10 – 15 times.
  6. Lateral pulldown
  7. Sit below an overhead lateral pulldown machine
  8. Grab the overhead bar and lean back 45 degrees then pull the bar downwards to your chest
  9. Feel as if your elbows are getting tucked into your back pockets and engage the large muscles at the sides of your back.
  10. Relax your shoulder and neck muscles
  11. Do 3 sets of 10 – 15 reps.
  12. Kneeling reverse fly
  13. Go down on all fours
  14. Hold a dumbbell in your right hand
  15. While engaging your abs, raise the right arm outwards to the height of your shoulder-bend the elbow slightly
  16. Lower the right hand and repeat the motion with the dumbbell in your left hand.
  17. Perform 3 sets of 15 reps each
  18. Triceps kicker
  19. Stand with your feet hip-width apart
  20. Hold dumbbells in your hands and bend your knees slightly
  21. Hinge forward to position your chest parallel to the floor
  22. Bend your elbow and raise it towards the back of your body so that the dumbbells are by your chest
  23. Extend your arms towards your butt and rotating arms to face the ceiling with dumbbells still in hand
  24. Bend your elbows and return to the original position.
  25. Accomplish 3 sets of 10 – 15 reps

You can combine these exercises for more efficient toning of your upper arm muscles.

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