(Closed) Arm Pit Flubber

posted 10 years ago in Beehive
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

i like to call it “the batwing” and i am disgusted by it too!! i hear that good alterations will get rid of it but i’d also like to hear suggestions!

i think i also read (on here maybe?) that someone tasked their MOH to alert them whenever the batwing was hanging out.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

Too funny.  I just started trying on dresses this weekend and found that some were better (and some much, much worse) than others – so I think that maybe the alterations are actually the key.  Or maybe you have to hold your arms in a certain way… I also am 120, size 4 or 6, and in reasonably good shape to I do not believe there is any good way to get rid of it short of starvation.  (Love "the batwing" – I will call it that from now on.)

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2007

Don’t hold your breath…or your food intake.  I’m 5’3", about 100, and it randomly pops out on me.  And the most depressing thing about it for me is that I’ve got small boobs, so I’m like WTF?! No boobage, but I get *this* lovely thing?!? I need someone to figure out a way that you can take all the weird extra fatty bits that randomly pop out in inconvenient places and stuff it all into the boob area.

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2007

I love the idea of calling it ‘the batwing’ – haha!!  (I too have no boobage but batwings!)

I’ve found that its all about the altreations…mine is really obvious in some dresses, and not in others.  Just pay attention when you have your dress altered and make sure your seamstress adjusts for it.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

haha one bridal salon lady called them "cheechas". Their appearance definitately has to do with the cut of the dress. the higher the neckline of the strapless (for me at least) the worse they got. a lower cut lets them blend into your chest instead of getting caught on the fabric. since u already have a dress tho, i would def recommend tasking someone with the job of keeping an eye of those buggers. maybe even tell your photog discreetly to give you a signal during protraits so you dont get back a album full of em. on the other hand, since everyone has them, why not embrace em? kidding.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

There’s this thing at the weight loss clinics/med spas called lipotherapy or mesotherapy… anyway its an injection that basically "melts" the fat in the area of the location- its not cheap tho- like $300-400 per body area.

Post # 10
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Helper bee

Ahhh…the batwing.  Mine made many appearances at our wedding much to my chagrin.

Here are my two tips…1) make sure your dress has a waist-stay or some other way of making the weight of your dress sit on your hips.  This way, the dress doesn’t need to be held up by your boobs, and it can be a bit looser, thereby decreasing the batwing.

2) Assign someone, mom, best friend, MOH to watch your batwings all night – especially when taking pictures – and make sure they know that they are to tell you immediately if they have made an appearance.

Best of luck to ya’!!

 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

i’ve also heard that in pictures you should always try to hold your arms a little bit out to your side (like a hand on your hip or holding your boquet in front of your waist, etc.) to minimize the look.

Evil batwings.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee

LOL you guys are calling it batwings!!  I’m laughing because it’s another name for something yucky – when men’s balls are sweaty and they stick to their thighs.  LOL!!!!!!

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2007

i call it my "barm"… boob-arm. lol.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

I’m tellin’ ya! Get the lipo shot!!! Isolating exercises for "fat burn" never ever work! It’s all about toning what is there…
So I talked to my PT friends here at school and we discussed the different muscles that cross or lie in the batwing area. You could try to strengthen your pec major and pec minor (two different exercises), & coracobrachialis (all internal rotators and coracobrachialis is also a shoulder flexor-raises up). Those three all cross from chest to arm or arm to chest/clavicle area. My friend said when she joined the "bridal bootcamp" her batwing area tightened up considerably.

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

Try shoulder presses, dumbell flys, and lateral raises. All use a light weight and would just tone up that area.

Shoulder press – Standing with a weight in each hand, lift your arms so that your palms are facing away from you, and your elbow makes a 90-degree angle. While exhaling, press the dumbells above your head. While inhaling, bring them back down to the starting position. I do 3 sets of 8 reps with 5 lb weights.

Dumbell flys – Laying on a bench with a dumbell in each hand, spread your arms with palms facing up (length of dumbell should be parallel to your body) and with a slight crook in your elbow. While exhaling, bring dumbells above your chest, like you’re giving someone a hug until dumbells meet. Inhaling, return to the starting position. I do 3 sets of 12 reps with a 12 lb weight.

Lateral raises – Stand with a weight in each hand, palms facing each other. While exhaling, lift your arms straight to the side until at about shoulder-height. Inhaling, lower arms to starting positions. You can also repeat this with your palms facing back, lifting your arms to the front. I do 3 sets of 8 reps with 5 lb weights.

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