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NANCYANNE55
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12/17/12 9:49 P

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Many times the area can get filled in with muscle, particularly in the glute area. There is only one way to find out if this will work for you. :-)

The other thing I have noticed is that over time often the slack will kind-of pick up on it's own. It just takes the skin a while to bounce back sometimes. The younger you are, the more likely this is to happen, but even on myself, at 46, I have seen my skin get tighter the longer I maintain. Again, you have to wait and see, but don't give up hope- It can happen!

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TINAJANE76
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12/17/12 5:10 P

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You might not be able to get rid of it altogether but it does get better with time if you put the work in. I do quite a bit of strength training with fairly heavy weights and have seen a noticeable difference, especially in my arms, which have very little flab left, and my inner thighs, which continue to improve. The most stubborn part is my stomach, which seems to be not only where my fat likes to settle first and stick around the longest, but also where my most annoying extra skin lives. Doing high intensity intervals, including burpees and mountain climbers, also seem to help reduce my extra stomach skin for some reason. It has continued to improve over time, but I don't know if it will ever all go away. In addition to the weight training, I also use a heavy moisturizing lotions on my bits of extra skin and where I have stretch marks. It seems to give the appearance of more tone and makes the stretch marks a bit less noticeable, even if the effect is only temporary.

Edited by: TINAJANE76 at: 12/17/2012 (17:11)
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MKELLY72
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12/17/12 12:12 P

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I'm pretty new on the toning journey too, but I have experienced some reduction in the flab now that I have added strength training to my activity on a more regular basis- in fact, if I'm not sure I have time to do strength and cardio, I start with the strength. I still have a fair amount of loose skin, and I'm assuming I always will, but it has been improving slowly while I continue to lift weights. I don't train super intensely- I just lift what I can for 1 minute, then move on to the next one. I don't count reps, just do each exercise for 60 seconds.
(PS...I also love smoothing/slimming camis...they just make me feel prettier :)

Michelle

Highest weight: 248 August 2010
Reached goal weight of 148 Feb 23, 2012
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KRYSTALGEM85
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12/17/12 11:29 A

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I have lost alot of i can see the extra skin. There isn't a ton but i see it and stretch marks. It is ok it is victory wounds:) But question... i am starting to take my journey further into weight lifting and more serious about body building. When you start to gain more muscle and get sculpted does that extra skin tighten or just kinda stick around? I don't have alot but just wondering about it.

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