We lose the muscle tone so quickly I realized so we have to keep it up!! Tricep pushups (pilates style) helped a lot. Also doing tricep lifts w/ dumb bells. I lost about 35 # or so and was in fantastic shape and arms were great but I religiously did weights 2-3 days a week. When I slacked off for a couple of months the loose arms showed up again. I think it also depends on how much weight you have to loose. The skin will tighten up if lost slowly while doing weights with cardio from what I've seen.
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I know I am a product of genetics, everyone female on my mother's side has flabby arms. I am trying to combat that one myself by doing consistent strength training exercises to build the muscle to burn the fat away. This will be a life long battle as I'm only 32, but am ready for it! I have been workign with a personal trainer that seems to focus specifically on my upper body-chest/back/arms and I am having great benefits. I was shocked last night i was doing dumbell rows with a 25lb dumbell!!! WOWSERS!!
My philosophy is "It is what it is and I can only do so much". I will deal with it but if i can curtail it getting out of control now, the more likely i can keep it in control as I age!
Well at turning 60 this Thursday and loosing about 50 lbs, my arms are somewhat flabby..or I have 'wings'? There is a person in our bike club that lost 80 lbs and she just had the under arm surgery! She does a ton of exercise and has a trainer! I lift a ton of weights to strengthen my upper body to offset my larger pear lower body. My muscles now fill up my arms! It takes a while but it works. Good luck on the losing weight so you can see your muscles....
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I dont know what has happened here I think I am a victim of genetics. It seems no matter what I do, my arms are flabby. So fed up I am considering surgery! If anyone has also experienced this problem and managed to overcome it without going to such length plus share your story.
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