You’re not your fat arms!

Is it just me or is arm fat the most annoying and stubborn fat on the body? You body could literally be that of a super model but your arms that of the fat lady, arm fat ruined a lot of my pictures, I had to convince people that I am not my arms! But what better way to convince people than get rid of the body pet peeve that is conspicuous #RevengeBody and that’s exactly what I decided to do. I call my arm routine well arm routine [still working on a name there, suggestions very welcome] keep scrolling to see how I keep my arms toned!

I can’t stress enough how important it is to do a warm up before any workout my favorite is skip rope, click here to read more on that.

After that, I lift weights, yes I know am all for body weight but have you met arm fat? You need to go all in, JK I can’t lift anything that’s more than 4kgs which is the exact weight of my dumbbells put together. lift them in all directions possible and for each direction do 3 sets, 10 reps. 

Knee to elbow plank: one of the reasons I like this exercise is the fact that it’s a triple threat [arms, abs and back aka AAB] nothing beats that! To be honest a plank is an all rounder but mostly for the AAB. To get best benefits make sure your back is straight and your shoulders right above your wrists.

3 sets,10 reps of knee to respective elbow rest 5 seconds then

3sets, 10 reps of knee to alternate elbow 

Press-ups/ push-ups [potato/potato] this exercise is the king of arm strengthening, very tough but very effective! For first timers, lower your knees and do half push-ups with time, after you’ve built some body strength, transition to the full push-ups

1 set, 15 reps diamonds. Yes I got some inspiration from the military, I can be tough too haha. Start in a plank position with one palm on top of the other then bend your elbows as you lower your chest [exhale] and straighten as you come back up [inhale] 1 down, 14 to go :))

1 set, 16 reps spider mans. Start in a plank position and as you lower your chest, bring your left knee to touch your left elbow and then back up as you inhale, then do the right side too, that’s 2! 14 to go

1 set, 15 reps chaturanga push-ups. Bend your elbows as you lower your chest, keep the elbows close to rib cage and with time they should be able to touch. 15 repetitions 
This routine will start showing results in 4 weeks, not so shabby huh! Try it out and let me know how you’re finding it and don’t hesitate to ask any questions. You can checkout my snapchat for inspiration @nanseracissy or scan the scrap hat widget available on the blog. Don’t forget to subscribe so you’re not left out and are we Facebook official yet? Click here to find out

Beaucoup d’amour
Cissy Nansera


9 thoughts on “You’re not your fat arms!

    1. Hello, it’s absolutely normal to find push-ups tough and ace planks because planks don’t involve lifting your body weight up and down like push-ups. Push-ups involve a lot of arm strengthening which takes time. For now I suggest you do half push-ups [ knees on the ground] instead of just toes, with time you will be able to do the full push-ups


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