april health challenge: triceps

Happy Wellness Wednesday! Today, I am rolling out my first health challenge of 2021. Did you know that flabby arms, batwings, arms that wave back, whatever you call them, those flabby under arms are one of the top 3 things women reportedly hate about their bodies? So, for the month of April the challenge for anyone who wishes to participate is to tone those batwings and get ready for tank top arms. There are many exercises to tone triceps that do not require weights such as, pushups, triangle pushups, triceps dips on a bench or chair, the plank, one arm side pushups, and so many more. You of course can pick any exercises you wish, but for me and this challenge I will be using dumbbells, and just 3 exercises: the triceps dumbbell dip, triceps kickback, and triceps back taps. The triceps are a set of three muscles that make up the back of the upper arm. This area of the body is notably famous for collecting fat, especially on women.

I found the video below if you would like to use a video. If you are new to exercise start slow and stop if you have any discomfort. Start with light weights, 3 pounds or less, soup cans, or water bottles. You can also use an exercise band to do these triceps exercises. Do these exercises at least two times a week, and three is even better. Start with one set of each exercise with 10 to 15 repetitions. Add more weight or higher reps as the weeks go on. This challenge will run from April 1 to April 30, 2021. If you have Kidney Disease like me, then do not use heavy weights, and be mindful of your heart rate and body reaction. Exercise can elevate your blood pressure which is never good for kidney disease. Always remember to warm up your arms first, with some arm circles, and stretch when you are done. If you have any questions or need help feel free to comment below, or use the contact form to message me privately.

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My name is Melissa. I am a certified Health Coach, Holistic Coach, Kidney Coach, LPN, can coach in Herbalism, Aromatherapy, Guided Imagery, am level 2 Reiki certified, and I want to be your Health and Wellness Coach. I am continually learning and taking classes to expand my knowledge base.

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