Nobody wants to be a walking cliché and if you’re starting to notice some good old bingo wings appear then you might want to do something about them. Fortunately, banishing bingo wings doesn’t require lots of time and money spent at the gym. You can tone your muscles and get rid of those flabby arms from the comfort of your own home with just a few simple exercises. Here’s how:
Yes, you may have dreaded them at school but press-ups are a strong weapon in the fight against flabby arms. When you think about it, lifting your body using your arms works just as well as weight lifting at the gym. To begin, your hands should be flat against the floor directly under your shoulders with your arms extended. Your toes should be on the floor but your knees and body should in the air. Bend your elbows to lower your body until your chest is a couple of inches off the floor then straighten your arms to push yourself back up. Repeat this around 10-15 times in each session. Be careful to keep your back straight and don’t let your hips drop.
These are similar to press-ups but seem slightly easier as you do them standing up. Stand at arm’s length from a flat wall and place your hands against the surface at chest height and shoulder-width apart. Lean into the wall, tucking your elbows down and raising your heels off the floor then push back to your original position. Repeat another 10-15 times. This exercise is relatively easy to do but gives your triceps a good workout.
To work those triceps even harder, tricep kickbacks are what you need. Kneel down on one knee with your other foot on the floor and lean forward slightly. Keeping your arm bent at around 90 degrees, lift your elbow up behind you. If you’re kneeling on your right knee use your left elbow and vice versa. Straighten your elbow to lift your arm up behind you. Repeat 10-15 times before switching to the other arm.
For this one you’ll need a chair, such as a dining chair or sturdy armchair. Sit down with your hands grasping the front edge of the seat at either side of your body. Slowly move your feet forwards on the floor so that your bottom is raised off the chair. Keep your knees apart and bent at around 90 degrees, as though you were still sitting down. Bend your arms to lower your bottom down towards the floor then push back up. Repeat 10-15 times. Doing all of these exercises should only take around 10 minutes out of your day and you don’t need any expensive or specialist equipment to get started. So what are you waiting for? Get on and banish those bingo wings!