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Arm Workouts.. HELP

Ok.. basically I want to get rid of all the fat on the back of my arms (wings) and back fat thighs abs and calves... I have absolutely no exercise eqpmnt. and no money for a gym membership andone have any home workouts I can do to get rid of this mess?

Wed. Jun 27, 1:31pm

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I would suggest you buy some 10lb dumbbells...they would probably cost $20 or less and do some tricep kickbacks, tricep extension, etc.running is a good way to lose fat all over....also doing pushups with your elbows on the side of your body as oppose to being away from your body will work the back of your arms.....crunches are good for your abs and doing the plank is great....squats, lunges and leg lifts should help your thighs

Wednesday, June 27, 2007, 2:38 PM

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Unfortunatley you can't target specific areas for weight loss. Your body puts the fat where it wants to, and takes it off where it wants to as well.

That being said, you should still exercise. Try getting a set of dumbells. There are a number of exercises you can do with them (curls, flys, triceps, shoulders, back) . You shouldn't get weights that are too heavy, because they can actually limit you in the other exercises that you may want to do. Toning the muscle under the fat will make that area seem more fit, and exercise is just plain old good for you. Walking is especially good for losing fat.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007, 2:42 PM

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I disagree w/ 10lbs dumbbells... Start smaller, 2 or 5lbs. Lower weights, higher reps is the only way to slim down.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007, 9:00 PM

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arm workout

Lower weight is a great way to start since you're a beginner. Remember to rest at least one day in between. I walk/ jog every other day. Walking for at least 30 min is easy and so efficient for weight loss. I do circuit training. The easiest way to remember it is 3-2-1:
3 min cardio (step-touch, knee raises, jumping jacks, walk/jog in place, kickbacks, leg kikcks, grapevines, jumping rope or jumping in place, or yoga routine without break)
2 min weight lifting ( or pushups)
1 min abs(or pilates routine)
circuit training is highly beneficial for me. Before I can feel tired from the cardio, it's time for the 2 min strength training. I do 6 circuits, and make sure that I warm up and cool down, for a total of 50 min workout. Hope this helped.


Wednesday, June 27, 2007, 10:27 PM

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10 is light weight, would be good to build up to that weight though, if just starting. women are usually very nervous of "bulking up", but "higher" weights can help to target the muscles & tone, not "build" muscle.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007, 10:33 PM

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