Never Do These Arm Exercises for "Underarm Flab"

Looking for the most effective arm exercises for toning up and torching away upper body flab? I'll tell you exactly what to avoid -- and what to do instead. PLUS: you'll discover the 5 WORST exercise mistakes that destroy your metabolism, keeping you flabby, weak, and tired.

Susan Ohtake

Certified Personal Trainer

Shockingly, most upper body exercises are not good for toning your arms or burning upper body fat.

There’s a reason why you can do bicep curls or tricep kickbacks regularly (for days or even months) and never actually see arm flab go away. 💪
Bicep curls, exercise band workouts, yoga moves like downward dogs, and other upper body exercises WILL NOT always help you get firmer arms (and they won’t help “perk up the ladies either…if you know what I mean😉).
So, what do you do instead?When you do “arm exercises,” your arms might feel sore. But the truth is, that soreness is just tricking you into thinking you’re burning off arm flab.But, after weeks and weeks of doing your push-up routine, exercise bands, or dumbbell curls…
your arms look just as flabby and soft as when you started!
What gives?! 🤔
Curls, tricep kickbacks, and other types of upper body exercises do work your arms. If you do them regularly, you will get stronger over time (as long as you’re not making Mistake #4 below!).
BUT, these exercises aren’t very effective at burning upper body flab (or really, burning fat anywhere).
Sure, you can “feel the burn” in your upper body when you do upper body exercises, but specific exercises can’t actually “target” fat burning in specific areas. The key to firm, toned arms is ACTUALLY burning away the fat that’s weighing them down.
On the next page, I’ll show you how to quickly burn away stubborn fat all over your upper body (and on your lower body, too!), using exercises and workouts designed to “reset” your metabolism.
This is a science-backed approach over 48,292 women (and counting) have used to reset their metabolisms to burn more stubborn fat from everywhere – upper and lower body!
But first, here are the 5 WORST exercise mistakes you MUST stop making if you want to crank up your metabolism so you can get rid of hard-to-burn body fat (and KEEP it off)...

Mistake #1: Exercising Just One Muscle Group at a Time

Exercises that work just muscle, or even just a single muscle group at a time will NOT get you noticeable results unless you’re living at the gym 24/7 and you want to get big and bulky.
That’s because one-muscle-at-a-time exercises simply don’t activate enough muscle fibers to maximize post-workout fat burning.
Instead, if you’re looking to burn upper body flab (or fat from anywhere) quickly and with less time spent exercising, I recommend total body exercises that activate as many muscle fibers as possible at the same time.
Using these types of total body exercises that work as many muscles as possible at the same time (I’ll share them with you on the next page), can dramatically accelerate results. Tell ya’ why next…

Mistake #2: Doing Long Bouts of Cardio to “Burn Fat” (or Doing Long Workouts)

One of the most common workout mistakes is thinking that more is better.
That’s not always the case!
Long workouts (especially long cardio workouts) are actually not that effective at burning fat and calories. That’s because the bulk of fat burning doesn’t actually happen when you’re exercising. Fat burning happens after your workout is over, not during your workout.
When it comes to post-workout fat burninig, your body responds to quality over quantity.
So, if you’ve been spending a lot of time on the treadmill trying to burn fat or if you’ve been doing long cardio classes and you’re not seeing the results you expected, it might be time to focus on what really matters: Post-Workout Fat Burning. I call this "Afterburn."
I’ll explain how this concept works to accelerate fat burning everywhere on the next page.

Mistake #3: Avoiding Resistance Training (I Promise, You Won’t Get Big and Bulky)...

Avoiding weights (or not challenging yourself with heavier weights) because you don’t want to "bulk up" is one of the biggest mistakes you can make.
When done properly, resistance training (we’re talking nothing more than a pair of dumbbells here…exercises you can do at home), will not bulk you up. The right type of resistance training will make you strong and firm up soft areas of your body. You'll increase arm and leg tone. Your bone density will improve too.
PLUS, your metabolism will respond by burning stubborn fat on your legs, butt, belly, upper body (everywhere)! On the next page, I’ll show you the most effective resistance exercises that tone every inch of your body—replacing flab with tone while sending your metabolism into fat-melting mode!

Mistake #4: Doing “Woman-Friendly” Workouts

Most female-centric workout classes are great marketing and nothing more. Most are simply not effective at helping you tone up or burn fat.
Even high-intensity exercise classes often miss the mark! In an effort to make things more "woman-friendly", many workout programs increase rest time or even decrease intensity—giving women easier versions of men’s workouts.
But here’s the problem: If you’re looking to use short, high-intensity interval workouts to burn off fat—you actually need less rest than men!
Our bodies recover faster than men. Plus, we handle high-intensity exercise more efficiently than men do!
The fact is, we don’t need workouts that are “easier” than men. We need workouts that are made for the way our metabolisms use energy and burn fat.
In just a minute, I’ll show you the most effective way to crank up your metabolism to get lean and toned -- and why this one workout technique works better for women than men.

Mistake #5: Repeating the Same Workouts Over and Over

Repeating the same workout routine over and over is a surefire way to STOP getting results. We’re creatures of habit, and we tend to stick to things we’re familiar with and good at. But when it comes to working out, if you want to make progress and keep seeing changes in your body, you’ve got to start switching things up.
You see, your body has an amazing ability to adapt quickly and when it does, that’s when you hit the dreaded plateau and you STOP making progress.
On the next page, I’ll show you how you can kickstart your metabolism, sending it into calorie-melting overdrive. Plus, you’ll discover how to keep your body guessing so body fat continues to melt.

How to "Reset" Your Metabolism to Shrink & Tone Your Arms, Belly, Legs, and Booty!

Alright! Now that you know what NOT to do, here’s the good news…
Science has proven that there are specific types of exercise that trigger a potent fat burning effect, skyrocketing your metabolism and boosting calorie burn for up to 48 hours after your workout is over.
These exercises use multi-muscle movements and resistance (using dumbbells), creating a massive metabolic boost, demanding more body fat to be burned for fuel. The best part?
You can do these short, insanely effective workouts at home. All you need is a pair of dumbbells.
Plus, there’s even more good news…
These exercises also stimulate your body's youth-enhancing "chemical messengers" — making you look and feel years younger!
Listen: getting a lean, defined body with firm arms and a flat stomach is easy once you know HOW to reset your metabolism to burn off stuck-on fat.
On the next page, I’ll show you the specifics behind these fast and easy-to-follow workouts that reset your metabolism so you can finally melt off fat and KEEP it off for good -- without exercising yourself to death or constantly dieting!