(Closed) anyone else have an arm obsession?

posted 11 years ago in Fitness
Post # 32
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

LOL I laughed when I read this post because I am the same way as far as comparing otherpeople’s arms to my own. For I don’t know how long now, I’ve been saying I was arms like Jessica Biel! 

I also tend to try to work out my tripceps pretty good bc that is where I would like more definition. I do not want arms like say Madonna, but I do want definition.  

Post # 33
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

i am the same way..i’ve found that push ups are a miracle worker. it’s given me better and quicker results than weights. plus i’ve lost 15 lbs, so i’m sure that helps too. no white bread, only whole grains and drink a lot of water

Post # 34
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Helper bee

I’m the same way! I hate how my arms make me look like an action figure in pictures… Lol.  I found this tip online that said when taking pictures to hold your arm slightly away from your body, it might feel weird, but it looks normal and your arm won’t look as flattened and wide (if its the same issue i had).  Funny thing was, I was doing this when taking a picture w/ some friends a while back and one of them was doing the same thing – then we laughed and admitted that we both found that tip online!  Before then, I swear I was doing so many arm workouts, but they won’t slim down until you do lotsa cardio and you lose weight from everywhere else.  Try the arm-away-from-the body photo tip, it works!

Post # 35
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I wish I had toned arms…I have tried everything over and over and nothing seems to tone them up and I don’t know why!  I am going to start again on them (my arms) this month–trying to do the above suggested exercises.  Hopefully something will work or at least tone them up a little bit

Post # 36
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I wish I had arms like Miss Bru after she posted pictures in her tank tops! 🙂

Post # 37
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Barr Mansion

OMG!  I totally have this obsession, too! 

Post # 38
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

haha miss hot sauce! that was one of the first things I noticed in that post too! Arms are hard to tone for me but I totally appreciate all the help/advice from everyone on this thread! I have some tricks to try at the gym now! 

Post # 39
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Busy bee

My aunt calls flabby arms that shake “Hi Helen’s” – she said my grandmother would wave at her friend Helen and say “Hi Helen” and her arm fat would shake! 

So I just really don’t want to have Hi Helen’s!  Right now, they look okay but I have definitely been guilty of sportin’ some major Helens in the past!!!

Post # 40
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Do tricep dips: sit on floor with knees bent in front of you, put hands behind you with elbows bent, and push up!

Bend legs a little bit, hold arms out straight behind you and push up really fast in pulses

Also … push ups!

Post # 41
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I just got home from the gym with my trainer – lots of tricep dips and push-ups. We are concentrating a lot on shoulders as well. I just need to do more when I’m not with Anna. That is the key for me.

Post # 42
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Yeah, I feel you there! I just don’t know where to start, period! Oh, well. I’m still a year away from the wedding…lol.

Post # 43
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

I’ve been trying so hard to work on my arms and upper body. I’ve never had any upper body strength, but after working my ass off for months, I can notice results. Not huge muscles, because I don’t want those, but the longer ones. I can also do 76 pullups without dying. :p (Or at least that was yesterday’s max).

Post # 44
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I so need help with my arms!!  Imma try lisalulu’s suggestions and see how that goes!!  Hopefully I’ll have fabulous arms by wedding time!

Post # 45
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

i am in the arm obsession club! even when i was quite thin, i thought my upper arms were awkward…

Post # 46
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@fontgoddess- so with ya on Linda Hamilton in Terminator 2. I don’t think I thought about my arms much before that!

I will be focusing on my arms & abs from now til wedding day. I crave that line you get on the front of your shoulder from having good pecs! Andf the ripped tri-cep!

Check out SparkPeople videos for more good exercises. I’ve also learned a few tricks from the women’s body builder mags – even though I would never want to be that ripped!

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