"Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use."
~ Earl Nightingale
Pounds lost: 67.4
Fitness Minutes: (80,607) Posts: 4,521 1/21/14 5:38 P
Great job both of you. You don't need to lift heavy weights. You do need ST as part of your routine. There are different kinds of yoga and I don't think they will all give you the same results. Vinyassa or flow yoga keeps you moving. There are a number of great videos on SP for strength and flexiblity.
December Minutes: 0
Fitness Minutes: (125,387) Posts: 1,323 11/18/13 7:29 P
Oh BIGPAWSUP I completely identify with Olive Oyl arms! I've had sticks, rather twigs, for arms up until a few years ago. For me the shift occurred with lots of pushups of different kinds, bodyweight exercise, calisthenics, some dumbbell work, and lots and lots of power yoga. Sitting on my mat in yoga, looking at all the seated backs in front of me, I see that most every female practitioner has beautiful biceps and shoulders. It's amazing! I, too, now have muscle-y arms. You will, too and you don't need a lot of weights and stuff to get there.
Fitness Minutes: (94,104) Posts: 9,458 11/18/13 7:05 P
Hi everyone! I have a horrible time getting any ST done but want I want can ONLY be accomplished by doing it. I want to flatten my tummy and get rid of these Olive Oyl arms!! I've lost the bulk of the weight I need to (ok, I but back on about 15 but the bulk really is gone) now I need to tighten, tone, and get some definition.
I really can do this - right?
Warm Wags from Kitty, the Creepy Freak! Central Time USA
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.