The triceps area, the back of your upper arms, is a favorite destination for fat. Since these pushing muscles are also used much less often than the more active biceps on the front of our arms, they tend to go soft and a little flabby. Trimming and toning this hot spot is as easy as putting those triceps to work.

Here are three exercises that will target the triceps as well as your shoulders to give you a sleek, slim profile in those sleeveless shirts. As a bonus, when you develop strong sexy shoulders, your waist and hips will appear to shrink in proportion. Do two sets of 12 to 15 reps of each exercise two or three days a week (allowing a day of rest in between workouts) and don’t be surprised if people start asking you if you’ve lost weight!

Simultaneous Arm Lift

Stand with your feet hip-width apart, knees slightly bent. Grasp the ends of a dumbbell, holding it in front of your thighs.

Keeping your shoulders back and down, lift the dumbbell straight out in front of you to shoulder height. Hold for a second, then slowly lower.

Lateral Raise with a Twist

Stand with your feet hip-width apart, knees slightly bent. Holding a dumbbell in each hand, let your arms hang by your sides with palms facing in and shoulders back and down.

Lift your arms straight out from your sides until the dumbbells are at shoulder height. Slowly rotate your arms so your palms face up, then roll them back and lower.

Chair Dip

Sit on the edge of a sturdy chair with your hands grasping the seat on either side of your butt and your feet flat on the floor. Slide your butt off the chair seat and walk your feet forward slightly, so your knees are directly over your ankles, forming 90-degree angles with your legs.