How easily I forget that these aren't common terms that everyone knows! Sorry!
Biceps - front of your arm between the shoulder and elbow.
Triceps - back of arm from shoulder to elbow. This is one of the tougher areas to firm up.
Upper/middle back (Traps & Lats) - kind of self explanatory. These are large muscles. The bigger the muscle you work the more calories it's going to burn for you when it's recovering!
Chest (pecs) - also large muscles. This also covers the area close to the armpit.
Upper Abs - upper stomach
Lower Abs - lower stomach
Oblique - sides of stomach
Lower Back - important for good posture and helps support Abs (stomach)
Quadriceps - group of muscles in front of thigh
Hamstrings - back of thigh
Glutes - Butt (for lack of better term!)
Calf - back of leg between foot and knee
There are much more technical terms for these muscles, but I just gave the common term used.
As for the sagging skin from excessive weight loss, my answer isn't a great one. I'm not a doctor (I know some of you could answer this better, so speak up!)
Here's the bad news. Skin doesn't "tone up." Muscle tones up. If you add muscle, healthy, resilient, well nourished skin will form a tight layer shaped by the muscle underneath, however, if years of dieting, if carrying more than 50 pounds of excess weight, or if less than healthful lifestyle choices have caused a loss of skin elasticity, you can crunch, run, and twist to your hearts content. It's not likely to result in an elimination of the sagginess.
Can redundant skin regain some of its elasticity? Possibly, and it's certainly worth exploring natural options before considering surgery. By natural options I'm referring to clean living, avoidance of toxins, healthful nutrition, ingestion of essential fatty acids, antioxidants, and amino acids, regular use of skin moisturizing creams, and the consumption of lots of water.
If in an 8-12 month period you don't see significant improvement, you have two choices. You can be happy with your weight loss results and realize that a little skin laxity is your medal of achievement, or, you can visit with a qualified cosmetic surgeon and explore the surgical options.
(excerpt from PhilKaplan.com)
--I choose today to give myself the best life ever!
HW: 150 lbs
Starting weight: 134 lbs
Starting date: 1/2/08
Goal Weight: 118 lbs.
| Pounds lost: 1.6