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April 6, 2012 11:46 AM
So, I noticed after so much weight loss I got flabby upper arms. I'm only 21, I don;t want flabby arms... it makes me hard to wear short sleeves or to lift my arms without them. I'm even too paranoid to put my hands on my hips because of the flab. Is there any exersizes for the arms that can help with this? I do have 5 pound dumb bells to work with. Has anyone else experinced this or something similar?
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April 15, 2012 5:27 PM
Anyone? :(
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April 15, 2012 5:46 PM
Try incorporating Tae Bo Cardio Sculpt into your workout routine. Walmart, Target, Kmart, etc. should sell it. If not, Collagevideo.com or Amazon.com. It will be cheaper on Amazon. Maybe your local library has the workout.

Preview the workout on Collagevideo.com. You might want to get a set of smaller weights, because you might find 5lbs to be too much for this workout. Check to see what you can handle.

http://www.collagevideo.com/item.aspx?item=5969&reviewstart=21#reviewstart
April 15, 2012 5:55 PM
If you can, trade those 5 pounders for some heavier weights and do some tri-cep extensions, kick backs, bi-cep curls, rows, shoulder presses.. all will help build up the muscle in the arms.

Make sure you get enough protein too.
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April 15, 2012 5:57 PM
Lift heavier, and incorporate upper body workouts, like pushups, pullups, and things like that, along with cardio to get the rest of the fat off, and it'll help.
April 15, 2012 5:59 PM
Forget about those 5 lb. super light dumbbells, they won't do anything for your muscles. In order to have a toned look, you got to lift HEAVY weights. Or if you don't have access to it right now, you can also use your own bodyweight like push-ups, pull-ups, tricep chair dips, bicep dips.
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April 15, 2012 5:59 PM
Your skin has a very good chance to tighten back up especially with your age. You need a structured resistance/weight training program. Do you workout at home or prefer the gym?
April 15, 2012 6:02 PM
double post sorry embarassed
Edited by LaMujerMasBonitaDelMundo On April 15, 2012 6:04 PM
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April 15, 2012 6:09 PM
Lift heavy.
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April 15, 2012 7:06 PM
I don't believe in lifting heavy and I never will. I know what a 5lb dumbbell or smaller can do to my arms.
Edited by AZackery On April 15, 2012 7:08 PM
April 15, 2012 7:18 PM
You really should have been lifting all along. Starting to lift now might help, but I don't think 5lbs will do much. Get some bigger weights.
April 15, 2012 7:35 PM
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Your skin has a very good chance to tighten back up especially with your age. You need a structured resistance/weight training program.


This. Heavy lifting is your best bet. That abs time and hopefully you'll see enough improvement to feel comfortable.
April 15, 2012 7:38 PM
I truly believe in lifting heavy I have been working on increasing my weights for my upper limbs especially my triceps and I can say that I'm slowly seeing results :)
April 15, 2012 8:12 PM
Lift heavy, low reps. Lift as heavy as you can with proper form. Providing you go to the gym tricep extention, tricep dips, skullcrushers, bicep curls, alt hammer curls, barbell bicep curls, one arm dumbell rows. Most of those you can do at home as well. Google tricep and bicep exercises.
April 15, 2012 8:15 PM
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I don't believe in lifting heavy and I never will. I know what a 5lb dumbbell or smaller can do to my arms.


You don't believe in lifting heavy? Really? Why is that? Have you ever actually tried it.
April 15, 2012 8:37 PM
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I don't believe in lifting heavy and I never will. I know what a 5lb dumbbell or smaller can do to my arms.


You don't believe in lifting heavy? Really? Why is that? Have you ever actually tried it.


I don't need to do it. I know my body and what's good for it.
April 15, 2012 8:41 PM
Well op I suggest you look at the pictures of the responders and decide who you want to look at. Then take that advice.
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April 15, 2012 8:47 PM
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Well op I suggest you look at the pictures of the responders and decide who you want to look at. Then take that advice.


Looks can be deceiving. The OP can do what she wants to do. She's looking for suggestions and everyone gave her their opinion.
April 15, 2012 8:59 PM
I have seen hundreds of women change their body compositions dramatically by starting to lift heavy. Many of them used the New Rules of Lifting for Women. (NROL4W) I highly suggest you check it out!

Some of those successful women are in this very thread and have given you the same advice.
April 16, 2012 3:03 AM
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Well op I suggest you look at the pictures of the responders and decide who you want to look at. Then take that advice.


I just spat out my greek yogurt laughing :L
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April 16, 2012 5:32 AM
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Forget about those 5 lb. super light dumbbells, they won't do anything for your muscles. In order to have a toned look, you got to lift HEAVY weights. Or if you don't have access to it right now, you can also use your own bodyweight like push-ups, pull-ups, tricep chair dips, bicep dips.


^^ This!!!

Start lifting heavy. Those five-pounders won't do anything for your arms. Your age helps; at 21 your skin is super elastic.

I'm 31 and my arms look better than ever...I lift heavy 2-3 times a week. At first I felt like I was dying, then I saw the changes and didn't care about the pain anymore. ;)
April 16, 2012 6:11 AM
Heavy lifting, heavy lifting, heavy lifting. Honestly, my favorite day ever having to do with getting in serious shape was the day that I was in the lady's room at work jumping up and down in my dress and heels flapping my arms this way and that because I realized that for the first time in my life the only part of my arm that was waving back was my hand. Epic.

That lifting light bs is . . . old school hoscience. I've never seen anyone with results like I want lifting powder puffs.

As far as excess skin, it's my understanding that it may take 12 - 18 months to recover your skin's elasticity, the good news is that you're still young.
April 16, 2012 6:12 AM
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QUOTE:

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I don't believe in lifting heavy and I never will. I know what a 5lb dumbbell or smaller can do to my arms.


You don't believe in lifting heavy? Really? Why is that? Have you ever actually tried it.


I don't need to do it. I know my body and what's good for it.


Right, that is your body. To even suggest that lifting weights would not do what the op is asking is obsurd. Your advice was asked for not talking down anyone elses advice.
April 16, 2012 6:12 AM
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Well op I suggest you look at the pictures of the responders and decide who you want to look at. Then take that advice.


^^ What she said.
April 16, 2012 6:15 AM
If you google flabby upper arms some exercises should come up for you. Good luck
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