There’s nothing more frustrating than that putting on your workout top or a tight dress only to notice bra fat poking out. So, we have the absolute best exercises to hone in on that perplexing armpit and back area, which seems impossible to tone no matter how many arm exercises we try.

These exercises will tone and lengthen the back muscles specifically where your bra strap rests, and target and strengthen the muscles in and around the armpit zone to get rid of any unwanted jiggle. Bonus: You’ll work your arms and abs in the process!

Incorporate into your workout routine 3-5 times per week to see amazing results. Total Time, up to 30 minutes

1. Tripod Twister:

Sets: 3 Reps: 10 per side


How to:

  • Begin in a plank position holding 3-5 lb weights with feet and arms hip-distance apart.
  • Turn one fist to face toward the other arm.
  • Twist body into a side plank, using one arm for support and extending the other arm up toward sky.
  • Hold this position for a few breaths, lifting bottom ribs and squeezing abs.
  • Lower and lift hips.
  • Come back to center plank.
  • That’s one rep.
  • Repeat on the other side.

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2. Big Reveal Plank:

Sets: 3 Reps: 15 per side

Big Reveal Plank

How to:

  • Begin in a side plank with one forearm on mat and the other hand behind head.
  • Lift hips up a few inches toward sky, opening chest and engaging core.
  • Twist upper body down toward bottom armpit, keeping hips as squared-off and front-facing as possible.
  • Open back up to side plank.
  • That’s one rep.

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3. Pulling Weights:

Sets: 1 Reps: 8

Pulling Weights

How to:

  • Lie on stomach, holding weights with arms extended straight out to the sides.
  • Imagine punching and elongating arms out to sides to get maximum length and engagement.
  • Engage abdominals then reach arms back toward legs, lifting head and chest.
  • Extend arms out again while lowering body back down.

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4. Swan:

Sets: 1 Reps: 8


How to:

  • Lie on stomach with hands flat on mat directly below armpits.
  • Engage abdominals to support lower back; keeping elbows wide, lift body up a few inches using with your core and upper back muscles.
  • Lower back down.
  • That’s one rep.

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5. Swimming:

Sets: 1 Reps: APRAP for 30 seconds


How to:

  • Lie on stomach, arms and legs outstretched.
  • Quickly start fluttering arms and legs up and down while taking deep, full breaths.
  • Make sure to keep abs engaged to support lower back.
  • Focus on length, reaching fingers and toes out long.

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6. Serratus Push-Ups:

Sets: 1 Reps: 15

Serratus Push-Ups

How to:

  • Begin in a forearm plank, fists shoulder-distance apart, and actively engage shoulders and back.
  • Sink chest down a few inches toward mat.
  • Press chest back up toward sky.
  • That’s one rep.

Related article: Three Ways To Target The Serratus Anterior And Strengthen It For A Better Workout

7. Snake and Twist:

Sets: 3 Reps: 5 per side

Snake and Twist

How to:

  • Start standing in one corner of mat, one foot bent slightly in front, arms reaching up toward sky.
  • Curl down and place hands on mat, then walk out to plank, keeping abs in and chest up, gazing toward sky.
  • Round back up, walking hands in toward feet.
  • Roll back up to stand.
  • That’s one rep.

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8. Dancing Tricep Dips:

Sets: 1 Reps: 20 per side

Dancing Tricep Dips

How to:

  • Sit with knees bent and feet flat.
  • Place hands behind body in line with shoulders and lift hips up, extending one leg to sky.
  • Slowly lower leg toward mat.
  • Kick leg back toward sky while bending elbows, drawing shoulder blades back and together.
  • That’s one rep.

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9. Classic Pilates Push-ups:

Sets: 3 Reps: 8 per leg

Classic Pilates Push-ups

How to:

  • Stand at one end of the mat, arms reaching up toward sky.
  • Round down to place hands on mat mat.
  • Walk hands out to a plank position, lifting one leg so it hovers slightly above the ground.
  • Bend elbows and lower down while extending leg up toward sky.
  • Lower leg back until parallel with the floor, then walk hands back in toward feet and return to stand.
  • That’s one rep.