With lots of people trying to burn fat and lose weight, there are always new gimmicks and diet fads out there that supposedly help.
Well, I hate to be bearer of bad news, but most of these are a waste of money.
(You’d probably lose more fat flushing your money down the toilet than following that ‘advice’.)
Sometimes, the solution is a classic exercise that’s far better than any of these latest trends you can find online.
That’s right – we’re talking about jumping jacks!
They’re a fantastic exercise for many things, and in this article, we discuss whether they can help you burn your arm fat and get rid of those bingo wings once and for all!
Can Jumping Jacks Reduce Arm Fat?
It’s important to point out that you can’t spot-reduce fat from any specific location of your body.
You can have an exercise and nutrition regimen that aims to burn fat, but you can’t pinpoint exactly where the fat will be burned from.
With that in mind, jumping jacks can help you burn arm fat as part of a fat-burning program.
Jumping jacks work a lot of muscles and burn a lot of calories. The more calories you burn, the more fat you burn.
And this is exactly how jumping jacks can help fix flabby arms.
They can’t and won’t burn arm fat directly, but they can help optimize your body for fat loss.
The Secret To Burning Arm Fat
The most important factor of fat loss is to ensure you’re in a calorie deficit each and every day.
This just means that you’ve burned more calories than you’ve consumed.
When you’re in a calorie deficit, your fat-burning potential drastically increases.
Getting into a calorie deficit is simple in theory but it can be quite trickier in practice.
If you’re not currently losing weight, it means that you need to burn more calories (through exercises like jumping jacks) or consume less calories.
See, I told you it was easy!
Do Jumping Jacks Help Bingo Wings?
Without sounding like a broken record, jumping jacks can certainly help you lose bingo wings if used as part of a fat-loss program.
If you’re doing 5 jumping jacks and then eat like an elephant, then I hate to break it to you but jumping jacks likely won’t help at all.
But, if you’re doing a good number of jumping jacks and are in a calorie deficit, then they’ll burn fat, which will eventually come off your bingo wings!
How Many Jumping Jacks Should You Do To Burn Arm Fat?
This depends on how many jumping jacks you can already do and your current fitness levels.
Generally, you should be aiming for a high rep range for fat loss, so doing 3-5 sets of around 40 jumping jacks can help as part of a fat-burning program.
But, if you’re unable to do that many jumping jacks, just do as many as you can.
Like most exercises, jumping jacks get easier the more you do them so you just need to stay consistent and have patience.
How Often Should You Do Jumping Jacks To Burn Arm Fat?
This also depends on your current jumping jack abilities but doing them around 3 times a week can be useful for burning fat.
However, you’ll need to factor in any other exercise you’re doing and adjust the frequency of your jumping jacks accordingly.
I’ve been in the fitness and strength training industry for nearly a decade. In that time, I’ve gained 30 pounds of muscle, written hundreds of articles, and reviewed dozens of fitness supplements. As for my educational background, I’m a currently studying for my Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training.