I agree with the last few posters - 2-3 times per week. Focus on more than just one area, spot reduction doesn't work. I too focus a lot on my arms but it is because I want to gain upper body strength - I also work my chest and back because those are important to what your arms can do - take that down to the abs and lower back which support you as you use your upper bosy, then your legs wich support your whole body and you begin to understand why WHOLE BODY strength is important - 2 or 3 days a week :)
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4/20/14 6:48 P
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4/15/14 3:48 P
I agree with others that you should work one part of the body no more than two or three times per week (with at least 48 hours between sessions).
Also, walking can be good exercise, to be sure, but it doesn't take the place of strength training for your legs. It won't build the muscle like strength training will. Plus, doing leg ST will improve your walking--especially since you're working up to running! :)
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9,691 4/15/14 2:35 P
Are you working on your arms for fat loss? I agree that it's important that you work a *full body* routine, as working on isolated sections is a waste of your time (not in the sense that it isn't helpful, but that's it's inefficient and a literal waste of time.)
Additionally, if your goal is to reduce fat in your arms, that won't work, I'm afraid. Spot reduction isn't possible.
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