We all know how frustrating it is to see your back and armpit fat rolls poking out every time you put on your best dress. We often neglect our backs and arms while working out and tend to focus more on body parts we see in the mirror. However, what we forget is that we carry weight everywhere and our underarms are no exception if you want a toned body.
Here, we present a workout plan for your back and chest muscles that will definitely help you build up these areas. Don’t wait for tomorrow! Start your workout right away and you’ll feel you were working muscles you didn’t even know you had.
Starting your workout with a 2-minute upper body warm up is the best possible way to get your body ready. Jumping rope directly impacts your shoulder and back and is a great way to work on them. However, don’t forget the technique; use only your wrists to turn the rope.
Considered the most efficient exercise against underarm fat, doing push-ups regularly will surely do the trick. In case you find it difficult to manage the standard position, start with knee push-ups.
Once you get down into a push-up position, lower your chest slowly to the mat and focus on engaging your back muscles. Push yourself back up to the top position and repeat this process for 45 seconds. Do it thrice with 20-30 seconds break.
Jab cross with dumbbells
Coming from boxing, this exercise not only works on your back and arms, but also warms up the upper body. Additionally, it improves speed and coordination.
Keep your knees slightly bent and stand with your feet a little wider than hip’s length. Take a dumbbell in each hand and hold them parallel in front of your chest. Push out your left arm in a punching motion, return to the starting position and then push your right arm out. Keep switching arms for 60 seconds and repeat thrice with 20-30 seconds break.
Chest press with legs extended
This exercise moves the entire body and strengthens the chest, abs, back and triceps. It also improves posture and flexibility.
Lie on your back and hold your arms over your chest. Hold the dumbbells and bend your knees at a 90-degree angle. Stretch your arms over your chest and lift your shoulders and legs simultaneously. Return to your original position and continue doing it for 45 seconds. Do it thrice with a 20-30 second break.
This exercise works on the upper and middle back thus helping to maintain proper posture.
Hold the barbell or dumbbell in a standing position and raise the barbell to the top of your chest. Lower it back down slowly and continue for 60 seconds. Repeat thrice with 20-30 second breaks.