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July 18, 2011 8:29 PM
sad OK so i started at 151 and now at 136, losing weight everywhere else on my body but my arms, i kno because i measured my arms and stomach and legs when i started and everything has gone down but my arms!! not even half an inch, i have those arms that are like V shaped and i have a pocket of fat at the top of my arms above my triceps and going into my back, ive been doing biceps and tricep excercises and allot of cardio, i dont understand!! what can i do someone plz help! thanks happy
July 18, 2011 8:35 PM
July 18, 2011 8:36 PM
Same with me for arms. We just have to keep losing more fat and try to tone using weight training.
July 18, 2011 8:36 PM
I *think* you just gotta keep at it with the weights, and you'll start to tone up. Maybe add in some of the yoga poses, like the plank, and some resistance bands, just so your muscles don't get used to what you're doing?

I have the same problem - I now have muscles that are covered with bat wings. So I'm interested in seeing what other people have to say about this, and what their experiences are.
July 18, 2011 8:38 PM
Keep up those tricep moves, lots of em with the heaviest weight you can manage to do 12 at a time, short rest then as many reps as you can do. It will come, slowly. I add these to the end of whaterver I do every 2nd day and am still waiting for the arms I would like.
Edited by lutzsher On July 18, 2011 8:39 PM
July 18, 2011 8:38 PM
I did Jillian Michaels 30 day shred and it has really toned my arms and chest. She uses plank position, push ups and push up variations. It seemed to do more than just my isolated arm exercises I was doing.
July 18, 2011 8:39 PM
Do you have a gym membership? If you do you can ask one of the personal trainers for advice and they will usually do one session with you at a discounted rate. Great for those trouble spots that just don't seem to go away! I had the same experience with my abs. No matter what I did, my abs would not shrink. I had such hard stomach muscles, but a major layer of fat on the outside that made me look like I still had a bump! I went through one session with a trainer and she taught me some new moves to work off that layer of fat so my kick ass abs could show through.
July 18, 2011 8:39 PM
Triceps dips, triceps extensions, and kick backs. Take a look at this web site and add some bicep work to it. I like going to for some good arm workouts too. But the main thing for slim arms is working your triceps. Their what give you "bat wings". I have em' too. It's a work in progress.
July 18, 2011 8:39 PM
it really discourages me from continuing because before at least i was even now i look top heavy cause ive lost all the weight on the bottom half of my body and its like my back and arms and face are untouched! i take pictures and all i see are my arms sad
July 18, 2011 8:40 PM
One of the last places I lost and then all the sudden BAM! They were little =) Cardio is KEY to reduce fat but lift 5-8lbs weights as well. Love JM 30DS Shred!
July 18, 2011 8:45 PM
Jillian Michaels does a lot of training on your arms in her dvd No More Trouble Zones! The workout also focuses on your butt and abs. It's hard but I am loving it so far. I've done it 5 times so not much on the results to report yet but my triceps are always sore the next day so I know I am working them good.
July 18, 2011 8:47 PM
Try the Kettle will help you!


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