If you have plump biceps or extra fat at the back of your arms, a comprehensive diet and exercise program is the only way to slim them down. When you reduce overall body fat, your entire body — including the arms — shrinks.
Anecdotal evidence shows that targeted fat loss isn’t possible, and so does scientific research. A study performed in 1971 and published in the Annals of Internal Medicine demonstrated that tennis players had no significant difference in the amount of fat on each arm — despite having a dominant one with which they threw most fore- and backhands.
A more recent study published in a 2013 issue of the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research found spot training ineffective too. Participants performed three workouts per week that included up to 1,000 repetitions of the leg press on only one leg. After 12 weeks, researchers recorded no notable difference in the fat levels in the worked and unworked legs, but did observe some fat loss occurred in the upper body.
These results confirm you can’t slim down your arms simply by doing arm exercises; you need to burn fat all over your body.
Arm fat is subcutaneous, meaning it lies just under the skin. Because subcutaneous fat provides important bodily functions — including regulation of your body temperature, padding for your bones and muscles and support for blood vessel and nerve cell function — it’s harder to lose than deep-abdominal fat, which surrounds your internal organs. The upper arm is most worrisome part when wearing a sleeveless top or a body-fit sweater. Generally, the upper arm is called portion which fat tends to attach due to seldom use muscles. Moreover, while growing older, the upper arm becomes further easy to attach extra fat, and will become flabby gradually.
If you create a calorie deficit, meaning you eat fewer calories than you burn, you will reduce body fat all over your body, including your arms. A 500- to 1,000-calorie-per-day deficit yields a fat loss of 1 to 2 pounds per week, since a pound of fat equals 3,500 calories. To create this deficit, plan to eat less and move more.
Fat loss in your arms doesn’t occur with targeted exercise, but with cardiovascular exercise and total-body weight training. This comprehensive approach to exercise burns a greater number of calories overall so you create a calorie deficit and lose weight.
However, all of the best dietary programmes say that after the initial and often quite dramatic week or two most good weight loss programmes at best will see someone lose only a pound or two every month, and in fact, there is discouragement from trying to do more in order for the body’s system to keep pace with the change. Acupuncture may well have been used successfully alongside some fairly strict dietary rules, and from a patient’s perspective it would be very difficult to say whether the acupuncture treatment added value to what someone was doing already.
The logic of this technique is in the fact that every internal organ is directly connected with respective body points through energy channels.
If you keep to this routine, you will accelerate your metabolism and as a result you will become much more energetic during the day, and the excess fats will start to eliminate.
- Ear: This point on the ear will enhance your metabolism, which contributes to the weight loss at all parts of your body. You need to massage it three times a day for three minutes. After the massage you will immediately that your body is more energetic than usual. Besides, this massage removes the unpleasant symptoms of fatigue on your hands, legs, shoulders and feet.
- Face: This point is located right between the nose and the upper lip. Massage it twice a day for five minutes. This massage helps the control of hunger and anxiety.
- Arm: By stimulation on this point you will release our body of the excess heat and it will improve the work of the intestines. Massage this point for one minute, two or three times a day.
- Leg: Massage of this point helps the regulation of the problematic processes throughout the whole body.
- Pinao (Li14): It is located in the upper side of arm.
- Gongchung: The gongchung is located in the inner of the bone at the intermediate of the line connecting the arm joint and the middle of the elbow.