woman holding a hand with excess fatMaybe you call them batwings instead of saggy arms. No matter, of all the things loose skin that hangs from the outer arms can be called most of us don’t want to claim or keep it. Not to worry. If less than firm arms keep you in sweaters instead of free to strut sexy summer style there is good news. Arms are among the easiest body parts to tone quickly. Just a few weeks of exercise will have you out of long sleeves and into cooler styles you can wear with confidence.


Start by lying face down on a towel or mat. Place your hands palms down under your shoulders and rest your feet on your toes. Lift your upper body until both arms are fully extended. Your body should look like a bridge. Lower your body so that your elbows are bent and raise your body again. Raising and lowering your body in this way exercises the triceps, the muscle when lacking tone is responsible for saggy arms. Start with three sets of ten. You can modify this exercise with a stability ball. Keep your toes on the ball and bend your arms until they reach a 90 degree angle before fully extending them again.

Tricep Extensions

Stand with feet hip width apart and knees slightly bent. Holding a kettle ball or dumbbell in hands clasped together, raise both arms so that they are fully extended above your head. Now lower the weight toward the middle of your back. Your elbows should be about at your ears. Raise and lower the weight for three sets of 10. You can also do tricep extensions one arm at a time.

Tricep Dip

Sit in a chair and grasp the edges of the seat. While maintaining your grasp move your bottom off of the chair and lower it toward the floor. Use your arms to raise and lower your bottom. Your bottom should be just below your knees as you bend and your arms should be fully extended as you return to the original position. The value of this exercise is that you don’t need any special equipment so you can do it anywhere using just a chair and your own body weight to get those triceps into shape.

Reclining Tricep Stretch

Lie on your stability ball with a weight in each hand. Bend your elbows so that your forearms to bring the weights to each temple. Next fully extend your arms from your shoulders so that the weights are positioned above your chin and chest. Repeat for two sets of ten.

Trade your saggy arms for toned triceps by doing these exercises a few times each week. Stick with the routine and you will be able to pack up those summer arm covers in no time at all.