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"She's A Man, Man!"

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Or at least that was the Austin Powers line that sprang to mind when I read "While only 10 percent of women are Cones, the same body type describes 30 percent of all men." Where am I going with this? Well I have just discovered that there is more than apple and pear body types. Yes, I am slow, I know. But I came across something online, then found a quiz at ivillage.com ( quiz.ivillage.com/cgi-bi
n/diet/tests/bodytype.cgi
) and found that I am a conehead....err, cone. Then I went here www.enotalone.com/articl
e/5789.html
and learned about becoming one with my coneness.

My measurements don't exactly match up, so perhaps I am just more cone than hourglass. BUT the upper body is definitely my biggest pain in my side. It doesn't seem to go anywhere fast. My lower body on the other hand...well let's just say that if I was one of those old toy fashion plates where I could swap out the top half of my body, but keep my head in tact, I would be quite happy--minus the little belly that is shrinking. (Did I just date myself? Mine were Barbie growing up. LOL)

So why was I so curious to know all this after finding out that there were many shapes? Because certain exercises of the strength training variety are supposed to be more beneficial to your shape. Since I am once again back to strength training after a long absence from injury, I then wondered if I was doing the right things. Turns out one thing right, one thing wrong. Gravitron good, cable rows bad. Well I only started the cable rows again yesterday, so not much harm done there. Spinning also good, so since that is a love of mine, yay! Now what else to do to fix this issue of mine. The larger upper arms have got to go, not to mention the back flab. Which brings me to something else.

Wandering around more, I found something else. Has anyone ever heard of Sleeveless in 7? More importantly, has anyone tried it? (It's a downloadable exercise program you can get online for $37, www.sleevelessin7.com/ or www.sleevelessin7.com/fl
abby-arms/
.) Part of me says I have spent much more money on stupider gimmicks, so what have I got to lose but a little money. If it doesn't work, then I am a little wiser, as will be my Sparkler buds that read my blog. The other part of me says, but you go to the gym, so what else is there to do. You lost over 40 lbs and you just have to be patient. Ah, the great debate that has been waging inside my head. It is not like I have exercise dvds collecting dust or anything, and I actually use my gym membership. But it's $37. LOL

Anyhow, I will continue with my exercise and strength training. (Got to love the Gravitron!) And I will think more about that Sleeveless program. If anyone has any thoughts, please share.
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  • v LITTLEBIGWOMAN
    I will call my shape...Michelin man. And that kind of stinks, because I'm a woman!


    2307 days ago
  • v ETCHILDE
    I'm more of a ball myself.
    2308 days ago
  • v SERAPHENE
    Thanks for that link it was pretty interesting. I now know that I'm a ruler shape lol. It really sounded right on about my type. I'm going to try to work on some of the things it talked about. I'm not sure about that sleeveless program. Never heard of it.
    2308 days ago
  • v MISTYRIVER64
    Hi - Well, if you don't try it you might wonder what you missed out on. ....But, I don't think it will do any more for you than a few good workouts with weights. Ask one of the trainers at the gym for some advice about specific exercises for your arms and I'm sure they can advise you. And don't forget, you have lost 40 pounds, and that will give you a bit of loose skin until you get it firmed up. It might take a couple of months but you are young and it will happen. Save your money for a new sleeveless top. You will look beautiful in it...
    Bernadette
    2309 days ago
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