Top 5 tips to help you get arms like Jennifer Lawrence and Jennifer Aniston

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Condition your triceps and try resistance training for a sculpted upper arms...

Jennifer Lawrence 2013 BAFTAS

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Ah, bingo wings, the dreaded arm wobble-when-you-wave syndrome that even has the celebs in a flutter.

Luckily there are A-Listers like Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Lawrence, Jennifer Garner and Nicole Scherzinger who have beaten the bulge, toned up and inspired us to do the same.

Take a look at our top five arm sculpting tips below and let us know what you think in the comments box...

1.Work those triceps

Personal Trainer Hollie Miles says the key to combating bingo wings starts with getting your triceps working. She told us, "Try using a chair or box step to do tricep dips and commit to doing a short session of these every morning or evening. If you struggle to motivate yourself to do these at home, then try 'Pure Pump' at Pure Gym, a full body resistance workout which will include a tricep track. Spinning is also good because although this predominately targets the legs, holding onto the handle bars activates the triceps as well."

2. Eat only the 'good' fats!

Making sure that your diet includes certain key nutrients can help target stubborn fat that can gathers in the upper arms. Diana Green, nutritionist at REVIVAL bootcamp says, "A calcium-rich diet is associated with higher rates of fat oxidation and the acceleration of fat loss. Foods which contain dairy can help to convert fat stores into usable energy. Try to incorporate low fat yoghurts, cottage cheese, tofu, sardines with bones and fortified non-diary milks like soya, rice and oat into your diet."

3. Resistance is key

If you want to go one step further than push-ups, Scott Storey, Personal Trainer at the Reebok Sports Club recommends heavy loaded resistance training. He says, "Triceps respond well to stress and a great exercise is the 'lying close grip bench press."

Lie on a flat bench with your feet planted firmly on the ground. Lift the bar from the rack or pins with your arms shoulder width apart and your elbows only slightly flared out. Lower the bar slowly to your chest and then press to lockout. Repeat 8 times and then rest. This exercise will also hit your shoulders and your chest to a degree. Remember, safety and performance are the same thing.

4. Get scrubbing…

Ensure that your arms are kept healthy and well moisturised. Regular body brushing will help to remove dead skin and increase circulation. NIP+FAB's Upper Arm Fix is also a celebrity favourite, as it claims to help tone and soften the upper arms.

5. Shift the stubborn fat…for good

Certain areas of the body are predisposed to store fat and, for a lot of us, the upper arms are one of these areas. If non of the above pointers work for you VASER lipo, a minimally invasive cosmetic treatment, could be an option. Dr Mike Comins at The Private Clinic on Harley Street says, "VASER is a specialist procedure which can target specific areas of the body, including the arms. The treatment removes unwanted fat to reveal a more toned, slender appearance. It goes one step further than traditional liposuction in that it sculpts and shapes around the muscle to improve and enhance definition."

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