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How can I tone my arms in 6 weeks??? HELP!

I am a bridesmaid in a wedding in 6 weeks and we are wearing strapless dresses. I've worked hard to lose weight by doing cardio and eating right and I am about 5-8lbs from my goal weight. I really want to tone up my arms in time to wear the strapless dress. Is 6 weeks enough time? What exercises should I do? If anyone knows of a website, please send the link. Thanks!

Sat. Jan 27, 9:45am

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I also am in a time crunch for my arms. I bought a weighted ball at walmart and have been doing a routine with that, which targets my arms. It feels fun, not like a workout so I am likely to go ahead and just do it. I really do feel it though. It is a mixture of lifts, throws and catches. I got it out of a magazine, so can't give you a link, but will try to describe the exercises to you, if you are interested.

You can take weights, even 1 pound food cans, in each hand and do simple exercises while holding them. I will stand in front of my fridge, lean my forehead against it for balance, lift my upper arms behind me. That starting position does not change. I slowly straighten my arm (forearm swings back, upper arm stays put) then slowly return to start. I do it until my triceps scream.

Saturday, January 27, 2007, 11:25 AM

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Push ups and Dips. As many as you can do. Every day. If you have a gym membership hit the gym 3 times a week and lift as heavy as you can and increase every week. You will be sore but you could get your arms more defined.

Saturday, January 27, 2007, 12:03 PM

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Do you have a pull up bar? If you do, then instead of pull ups, only lower your self. you will have to use a stool or something to get yourself into position, like you have just done a pull up, and then use your arms to slowly lower yourself, then use the stool again to get back up. do this repeatedly.

Saturday, January 27, 2007, 12:30 PM

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weights, weights, weights. Get the some arm workout videos and 5, 8 and 10 pound weights and do them every other day, and you will be ripped in 6 weeks. Work all the muscles - biceps, triceps, shoulders, back, chest.

Saturday, January 27, 2007, 12:34 PM

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Two online workouts/videos for toning your arms

There are two great arm workout at Click "Fitness" on their home page, then chose "arms" in the dropdown menu of their Workout Search function.

Jiggle-proof Your Arms is a solid dumbbell arm sequence. Some of the moves are pretty basic - they'll be familiar if you've taken body conditioning classes at the gym - but there are a few surprised mixed in.

Amazing Arms has some of my favorite new moves - your arms get a great workout, but so does the rest of your body. I feel that it's helping my posture too, making my shoulders relax in a way that feels, I dunno, graceful.


Saturday, January 27, 2007, 4:11 PM

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