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How to Lose Arm Fat, According to a Personal Trainer

We’d all like our arms to be taut, toned and jiggle-free, but the reality tends to veer to flabby, flaccid, and jiggly. So learn how to lose arm fat from a pro.

Embrace muscle

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Don’t be afraid of weights. After all, muscle burns more calories than fat. Do you want to know how to lose arm fat? Start with dumbbells, says Dede Lagree, who has worked with Angel Elsa Hosk and is the owner and head trainer at Lagree Fitness Studio. For Lagree’s arm-toning workout, choose a pair of dumbbells that you can safely lift at least 20 times. But pick a weight that challenges you: Your arms should feel that 20th rep! Don’t have dumbbells? Substitute soup cans or water bottles, Lagree says. Check out all the great body changes you get from lifting.

Bicep curl

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So, here’s how to lose arm fat: Stand holding the dumbbells at your side, palms facing forward. Your posture and form is important, so keep your back straight and chest up. Lift your arms straight up until they’re at a 90-degree angle to your trunk. Now curl the weights to your shoulder as you count to three, then straighten to a count of three. Lagree recommends doing three sets of 20 repetitions. Don’t miss this 15-minute strength training routine that works your whole body.

Shoulder press

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Stand with feet shoulder-width apart with a dumbbell in each hand. Hold the weights at your shoulders, palms facing the ceiling. Press weights straight overhead, keeping shoulders down; lower weights back to shoulders. Lagree recommends doing 20 reps.

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