The best exercises to get rid of your ‘bingo wings’

Excess fat in your upper arm can be unsightly, but exercise can improve the situation.

How to get rid of your ‘bingo wings’

Excess fat on the upper arms, sometimes referred to as ‘bingo wings’, is common in older adults, particularly those who are overweight.

Targeted exercises can help to reduce weight in this troublesome area. There are many exercises that can strengthen your triceps and reduce the appearance of bingo wings.

Here are some exercises to try to improve the strength in your triceps and the appearance of your arms, especially as summer approaches.

Tricep dips

  • Position your hands shoulder-width apart on a secured bench or stable chair.
  • Slide your butt off the front of the bench with your legs extended out in front of you.
  • Straighten your arms, keeping a little bend in your elbows to keep tension on your triceps and off your elbow joints.
  • Slowly bend your elbows to lower your body toward the floor until your elbows are at about a 90-degree angle. Be sure to keep your back close to the bench.
  • Once you reach the bottom of the movement, press down into the bench to straighten your elbows, returning to the starting position. This completes one rep.
  • Keep your shoulders down as you lower and raise your body. You can bend your legs to modify this exercise.
  • Repeat 15–20 times.

This exercise is great for your triceps, but make sure that you do it properly, with the only points of contacts between your body and the floor being your feet and the palms of your hand. Don’t cheat and try and do it on your knees or stomach.

Wall push-ups
If you don’t have the upper body strength to do many push-ups, a good alternative is to do a wall push-up from a standing position, these are much easier and allow you to complete more sets. Working the triceps muscle more frequently, rather than straining it under more pressure fewer times, will bring about increased benefits from your workout.

Lie in a classic push-up position with your hands directly under your shoulders, tense your stomach muscles and hold the position for as long as you can, starting with a few seconds and building up to a few minutes, once you get the hang of it.

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    12th Oct 2018
    Very good suggestions for those who are in good physical and skeletal condition! Should carry a rider to not attempt these if you have any debilitating conditions!!
    12th Oct 2018
    Actually greygeek, these are good for people with chronic conditions and with small modifications unless you are in an iron lung, could be done by virtually anyone with arms.
    12th Oct 2018
    Fat People will always find excuses not to exercise or eat less

    12th Oct 2018
    Fat peoples problems

    Get some exercise already - can’t stand lazy fat people
    12th Oct 2018
    Goodness me, you are a self-satisfied person and full of yourself. What an unpleasant discriminatory comment. Every time I see your posts, you are decrying someone or something. Try saying something nice for once. A lot of older people carry injuries and/or have illnesses through no fault of their own and find exercise difficult, resulting in weight gain; or it may be that their medications may cause them to gain weight. Have a little empathy for once in your life.
    13th Oct 2018
    OD - his a far-Right troll. What else can one expect from his ilk?
    13th Oct 2018
    "Bingo wings" - aka ta ta flaps, gotta love 'em!

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