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Arms of a 55 year old

Sunday, January 20, 2013

K, so I used to lift weights, over the years and had some muscle in my arms...but decided, "when who knows" that I didn't really want to do them and what difference would it make.

Well I was feeling my muscle last month and was shocked, zippo, none, like they disappeared, soft skin where a muscle once was, nothing. I was like, hon feel my arms...

My biceps have been feeling really really weak and tired...so I decided a few weeks ago to start again..

Friends let me tell you, that you can save some of your muscle from disappearing by lifting weights..I only use 5lbs but even my husband can feel them....me too.

How about your arms..

We need muscle to carry in groceries, bags, etc. and to burn calories.

Give it a try, feel your muscle..is it there or gone? If still there you are lucky if gone you can change that.

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EDWARDS1411 2/17/2013 10:35AM

    WooHoo for you!! They say it's never too late to start even if you're into your 70's. Wish they could come up with some miracle for arm wings though, no triceps exercises seem to work for me at all! Yah upper arms get stronger, but the wings still remain, for me anyway.

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SISHARE 1/30/2013 12:32AM

    I am reduced right now to only being able to do upper body exercise due to health problems until I pinched a nerve in my mid back...I had to stop the workouts for about 5 days...when I went back I could see the lose in muscle tone and flab...It was only 5 days tells you what a difference even one day can make.

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ILUVU2 1/20/2013 2:16PM

    Wow, this kind of talk is very inspiring! I almost feel inspired enough to start an easy, small exercise routine. I have never been one to exercise, but for some reason it is starting sound, almost, like a fun idea. Get up early, do some exercises, stretches, etc., good idea., also a time to get in touch with myself for the day, pray . . . It's a good idea and will keep us strong and flexible. I'm going to try to start a routine tomorrow! emoticon

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SUSANELAINE1956 1/20/2013 2:11PM

    I was just telling my husband the other day that I need to work on my arms. I was thinking of starting with swimming. I find it so boring to swim laps, but I had a nice conversation with a lady the other day who told me to turn it into a time of meditation. I like that idea.

I have some small weights somewhere. I'll have to dig them out to use as well.

You are such an inspiration. emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 1/20/2013 12:40PM

    I have gigantic deltoids. Bigger than my sons who is 28. LOL.

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CASTIRONLADY 1/20/2013 7:43AM

    What to some people call older women's upper arms "Bingo wings" Not that you are any where near that stage but to start now is to avoid them. Plus weights for weights sake is not the goal. It is so that we can maneuver better longer. Keep on lifting!

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