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These 5 Trainer-approved Exercises Will Tighten Your Underarm Flab

Check out these effective moves that'll firm your underarm flab situation in no time.

There will always be an unpleasant topic that needs to be addressed, and we have your back with the information you need to know, along with how to fix it. One of those pesky subjects happens to be that of flabby underarms. According to Livestrong, there are a few things that can cause flabby arms. Weight gain can create unwanted fat in this area, but so can extra, loose skin from weight loss. Okay, we know you're probably nodding your head right now. It seems like one of those no-win situations, but don't despair! Whether you've gained or lost weight in this area and have a jello jiggle situation, we are here with five trainer-approved exercises that will tighten underarm flab in no time.

Eat This Not That! reached out to Dani Coleman, Lead Trainer, P.volve Los Angeles, who explains, "Strength training is an excellent way to help build sculpted arms. With strength training, you can use your body weight or tools like resistance bands and dumbbells to build muscle mass, strength, and endurance." Coleman shares with us the five best trainer-approved exercises to do that'll tighten your underarm flab and get it in check. Remember that consistency is key when it comes to results. So let's get started, and be sure to perform each move for the recommended sets and reps.

Read on to learn more about Coleman's exercise recommendations to tighten underarm flab. And next up, don't miss The 6 Best Exercises for Strong and Toned Arms in 2022, Trainer Says.



Begin your Pushups with your hands below your shoulders. Your feet should be situated in a plank position, hip-width distance apart. (You can also perform this exercise on your knees, keeping your weight over your thighs.) Bend both elbows to bring your body down to the ground, and drive through your palms to get back to the position you started in. Make sure you're supporting your core, keeping your body in a long, strong line, and lightly bending your elbows so you don't lock up your joints. Do 2 to 3 sets of 15 to 20 reps.

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Chest Press using weights

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For your Chest Presses, begin lying down supine on your back. Your feet should be hip-width distance apart, and your arms should be at a 90-degree angle, forming goal posts with your weights. Locate a neutral spine, and breathe out as you raise your arms up towards the ceiling. Bring the weights back down under control to the starting position.

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Tricep Dips

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Sit down to begin your Tricep Dips. Position your hands behind you while on the ground, or if you prefer, elevate yourself on a workout bench. Next, bring your weight over your elbows and wrists, keeping the chest "proud" and your shoulders rolled into your back. Then, bend at your elbows, activating the triceps, and extend. Do 2 to 3 sets of 12 to 20 reps.

Tricep Extension using weights

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This exercise requires you to lie on your back on either the ground or a workout bench. Tuck in your chin, locate a neutral spine, and activate your core. Next, bring the weights over your body, creating a 90-degree angle with your elbows while framing your face. Then, raise the weights to the ceiling, keeping your elbows in that position. Lower the weights back down, under control, while framing your face. Do 2 to 3 sets of 12 reps.

Bent-Over Row

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Start this final exercise by standing. Bring your chest forward while supporting your core and keeping your spine elongated and straight. Your palms should be facing backward as you squeeze your shoulder blades together and bring your elbows back. Hold that squeeze position for two to three seconds, then return to the standing position. Do 2 to 3 sets of 12 reps.

Alexa Mellardo
Alexa is the Mind + Body Deputy Editor of Eat This, Not That!, overseeing the M+B channel and delivering compelling fitness, wellness, and self-care topics to readers. Read more about Alexa
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