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

Weight Loss

Let’s get one piece of business out of the way: you can’t spot-reduce fat in your arms or from any one area of your body. (Raise your hand if you’ve heard that one before!) “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.

So, if it’s toned, sculpted arms you’re after, work to create an exercise routine that’s equal parts cardio and strength training, which will help you shed pounds from head to toe. (High-intensity interval training is particularly effective for fat burning, and it’s relatively easy to squeeze into your day.) Then, along the way, try these moves trainers swear by for stronger arms.