Flabby Arms? Check Out These Easy-to-Perform Bodyweight Exercises for Arms

Fat arms AKA bingo arms AKA bye-bye arms are problems among women who worry about how they look. Yep. I hear you. They used to be my problem as well. To many, those flabby arms are real confidence killers and wearing your favorite clothes can be a problem with those “guns.” In the end, you end up wearing loose clothes to hide them.

Here’s a bit of a good news: you can fix bulgy arms by doing a couple of arm toning exercises without weights. Yep. You read it right, you don’t need weights or equipment to get rid of excess weight. However,  sculpting your arms and losing weight in general is not easy and it will take a lot of time and patience to be achieved, but the bottom line is it’s not entirely impossible. Let’s just cut the fuss and check out a couple of arm exercises that can help you in your fitness endeavor.

Pilates Boxing


Boxing is great for the arms. Just look at Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather, and other boxing greats out there. But the kind of boxing that I’ll teach you is not that physically strenuous. It’s Pilates Boxing a totally fun arm workout without equipment.

How to do it:

Stand up with your feet apart and aligned to your hips, slightly bend your needs and slowly hinge forward from your waist. Make sure to maintain a neutral spine in the process. Afterwards, raise your fists toward your shoulders and keep your elbows up. Perform a boxing motion with your hand forward and clench your abs in the process, bring your hands to your center and then switch stance. Do 20 repetitions of three sets on both sides.

Opposite arm and leg lift

This is a great workout that also strengthens the arm, leg, and back muscles.
How to do it:

Lie on all fours and extend your left arm forward and at the same time stretch your right leg. Hold for three to five seconds and then repeat with your opposite arm and leg. Do 10 to 15 repetitions of three sets.

Hip Heist Push-Up

This is a great workout for the arms, but it’s a bit challenging as well.

How to do it:

Go to a push-up position, then lower your chest and slowly bend your elbows to a 90-degree angle. Slowly lift your left hand and your right foot and then rotate your upper body to the left. Bring your right knee across your body toward your left armpit. Pivot using your left foot and rotate your torso until you achieve the face up position. Slowly lift your hips until your torso until it reaches the tabletop position. Lift your right hand and left foot, rotate your upper body to the opposite side, pivot using your left foot until you come back to the push-up position.

Summing up

There you have it, three no weight arm exercises that can help you tone your flabby arms. As mentioned, don’t expect instant results because like many workout programs, you have to wait for several weeks or even months before you see the fruits of your labor. Just don’t despair; remember, nothing good ever comes easy.

Born and raised in the US, this Asian-American is known for her unmatched passion and dedication to physical fitness and healthy eating. She makes it point to get at least 8 hours of sleep and drink at least 8 glasses of water on a daily basis, believing that physical fitness is not just about hitting the gym and dieting, but also about initiating a total lifestyle change. Now, Dea brings you thought-provoking articles that inspire “ordinary joes” and “plain janes” whose busy schedules a prevent them from achieving the level of physical fitness that they’ve always wanted.