Flabby arms?

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Registered: 01-17-2013
Flabby arms?
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Sun, 04-07-2013 - 11:52am

First of all, I didn't do so hot trying to eat healthier over the holidays. I have a very large family and we all got together for several days and it was nothing but food, food, food. I am back on track (I hope) and looking forward to warmer weather. However, I wore my first short sleeve shirt this week and my arms are so flabby looking. What can I do to tighten them up a little?

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Registered: 06-16-1998
Tue, 04-09-2013 - 8:10pm

Two moves that don't require any special equipment are push ups, and "chair dips". Push ups, you know what they are. When I haven't worked my arms in a while I start with push-offs by leaning into a wall and pushing off. Then work up to doing the different kinds of floor push ups with bent knees, straight legs etc. 

I don't know how to easily describe how to do the chair dips but if you Google them you'll get YouTube videos showing how.

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Registered: 07-13-2001
Wed, 04-10-2013 - 5:14am

Wendy -

I fell off the dieting wagon with a thud during the holidays, so I sure know what you're talking about.  As for upper arms, I'm looking forward to reading any responses you get because I have the same problem.  I've been lifting weights, and I can feel that the muscles in my arms are more pronounced, but they still have a serious jiggle to them when I move or wave.  I know some of it will go away as I lose more weight, but it still feels like it's going to take more.

:) - Karen

 

 

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Registered: 07-13-2001
Wed, 04-10-2013 - 5:17am

Hi, "Elc11"!

Chair and wall push-ups are a good idea.  I used to do those -- don't know why I didn't think of them.  If chair dips are what I think they are, they are a tough one for me.  I may need to work out with the weights for a while longer just to be sure I don't get stuck!  ;)

:) - Karen