Post # 1
You know that little flabby roll like thinger you get when you put your arms down? Yea, how in tha heck do you get rid of it?
Anyone have an at home tip to help me get rid of it. It looks so, Ewwwwwwwww! And I do not want it sagging over the strapless wedding dress I picked out!
Post # 3
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 Maid/Matron of Honor to alert them whenever the batwing was hanging out.
Post # 4
I’m not even that big, I mean like 120 – but my “batwing” has like 2 creases in it, what is with that!?
Post # 5
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
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
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
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
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
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, Maid/Matron of Honor 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
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.
Post # 12
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 # 13
Well no matter what I do they hang out – unless I hold my hands over my head, and theres no tucking them in.
No suggestions on how to tighten that area with weight lifting or work outs??? Lipo is out of the question …
Boo hoo, I’m going to have batwings at my wedding…..blah!
Post # 14
i call it my "barm"… boob-arm. lol.
Post # 15
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
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.