Here's What Actually Reduces Fat in Your Arms (Hint: It's Not Just Push-Ups)

If you're Googling, "how to lose arm fat," I'm sorry to say that unfortunately, you can't spot-reduce fat in your arms or from any one area of your body. There are no magical arm exercises to lose arm fat, and doing arm workouts alone won't work. You need to lower your overall body fat percentage.

Experts agree. "While working out a particular area is beneficial for the muscles, this doesn't translate to targeted fat loss. Instead, it naturally comes off the whole body during exercise," Amanda Russell, an ACE-certified personal trainer for Valeo Fit, told POPSUGAR.

How to Lose Arm Fat

If you want your arms to look leaner, you need to create a balanced exercise routine to lose overall fat, that is equal parts cardio and strength training. For cardio, instead of endless hours on the treadmill, high-intensity interval training workouts (HIIT) are particularly effective for fat burning, and as a bonus, they take less time. Combine HIIT workouts with the strength-training moves listed here that Russell recommends to help build stronger arm muscles. So as you lose body fat, you'll reveal your toned, sculpted arms.

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