How to Get Rid of Underarm Fat With a Kettlebell

Kettlebell exercises can strengthen your triceps.
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No matter what you call it, there's nothing cute about that hanging, jiggly skin underneath your upper arms. Targeted kettlebell exercises can be part of your workout to strengthen and build your triceps muscles, and because muscle tissue takes up less space than fat, your arms will look slimmer. With consistency and determination, sleeveless shirts will become a staple in your wardrobe.

Triceps Kickbacks

Step 1

Stand upright, place your feet hip-width apart and slightly bend your knees while holding a kettlebell in each hand along the sides of your body.

Step 2

Tighten your abdominals to support your lower back, bend your upper body 45 degrees forward from your hips. Look down at the floor in front of you so your neck is aligned with your spine and your back remains straight.

Step 3

Bend and raise your elbows bringing your upper arms parallel to the floor while your lower arms are vertical and the kettlebells point down. This is your starting point.

Step 4

Extend your elbows, raising the kettlebells behind you so the ball of the weight points backward. Keep your upper arms close to your sides and only move your lower arms to create the motion. Squeeze your triceps for one second before bending your elbows and slowly returning to the starting point. Repeat the exercise eight to 12 times and gradually work your way up to finishing three sets.

Overhead Triceps Extensions

Step 1

Stand up straight, spread your feet shoulder-width apart and hold the sides of a kettlebell handle with both hands so your thumbs are above your other fingers.

Step 2

Tighten your abdominals to help keep your back straight, extend your arms overhead next to your ears and bend your elbows, lowering the kettlebell behind your head. Face forward while your upper arms are vertical and your lower arms are parallel to the floor with the ball of the weight pointing down. This is your beginning position.

Step 3

Straighten your elbows and slowly raise the kettlebell overhead, pointing the ball of the weight up. Squeeze your triceps for one second at the top of the exercise and bend your elbows to return the kettlebell to the starting point. Complete one set of eight to 12 repetitions, and as you get stronger, add two more sets.

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