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Someone please tell me the arm fat goes away...

I would honestly rather have a beer belly ( I'm a chick) then to have flabby arms.

Could someone please tell me ( who have lost weight) if the arms get thinner... I don't know how much more of this arm flab I can take. It makes me look way heavier then I am!

Help! I need hope!

Thu. Jun 8, 9:25pm

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We just talked about this in one of my groups!!
I call it the "wavy" muscle. When you wave your arm "waves" back at you. :) I know doing tricep curls will help, but other than that I am not sure of anything else. Anyone else have any other ideas???

Thursday, June 08, 2006, 10:07 PM

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the fat goes away, but then there is a delay while your skin shrinks (you'll probably notice the stretch marks). Mine are better, not perfect yet, still working on it...

Thursday, June 08, 2006, 10:51 PM

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Definitely, definitely work on your biceps, triceps and shoulders as you continue to lose weight. Toning as you lose does help the flab go away. Mine did!

Kate (kissmekate02)

Thursday, June 08, 2006, 11:04 PM

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My personal trainer told me that you can not spot train one area. So doing extra arm exercises will not make the "wave" disappear. It is the combination of exercises that target the entire body that will help your arms become more toned. Basically you have to lose weight everywhere to lose weight in your arms. Sorry that was wordy. Good luck.

Friday, June 09, 2006, 11:53 AM

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Toning muscle may not make the area smaller or make the fat go away from that area, but it does make it firmer. Sometimes, the flabby arm is a combination of fat and untoned muscle which is just kind of hanging (same with the thigh area just inside the knees). So, you can simultaneously lose fat through cardio and firm up the area with triceps exercises.


Friday, June 09, 2006, 12:21 PM

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Yep, obviously weight training does spot train an area - otherwise all these weight trainers would still have puny biceps! It's just that you cannot lose fat from a particular area by working it - you can definitely build the muscle.

That said, for arms the hanging bit is not the bicep, right? It's the tricep, no? What's best for that? And what do people think of the shoulder press machine vs using dumbells?

Friday, June 09, 2006, 3:05 PM

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French press, triceps dips on a bench, or push ups with your arms tucked right next to your body will all work the triceps.

Machines isolate a particular muscle and help prevent injury, while free weights help train and strengthen more muscles at once because you need to stabilize the weight all the way through the movement.


Friday, June 09, 2006, 3:20 PM

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arm flab

You definitely need to weight train. Although you can't spot train to make all the fat go away you need a healthy combination of eating right, cardio & weight training. Also, don't be afraid of lifting heavier. I am not sure if you are a male or female, but a lot of females think that if they lift heavier weights that they are going to get bulky but that is not the case. It is physically impossible for a female to look like a man unless they take steroids or testostum of some sort.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006, 4:16 PM

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Yup, you definitely can't get rid of it by spot training. You have to do weights as well as lose the fat. As you lose and tone you will notice less hang, or as Oprah calls it "the bat wing"

Wednesday, June 21, 2006, 9:48 PM

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OP here

Thanks for all the tips.. I think everyone knows spot training doesnt happen. Any other people out there who had flabby arms and then got firm?

My arms arent wavy yet... I'm in my early 20's. They are just fattier then I want and they make the rest of me look huge even when I'm not :( Help! Any more suggestions?

Friday, July 21, 2006, 11:00 AM

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