(Closed) Exercises for "chubby" arms…

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 17
227 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@mypinkshoes:  tracy andersons arm workout is exactly what I was going to suggest. It pulls everything in making your arms look awesome. I should go back to doing it.

Post # 18
537 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Echo the PPs about needing to kick up the cardio + arm-specific toning exercises. My arms are the *first* place I gain weight and the *last* place my body registers weight loss, so even when I’ve kept up with my strength training, if I slack on cardio, my arms look flabbier. Weight training will help change the way the fat lies on the muscle, but ultimately, you need to lose more fat through cardio to really trim your arms up.

Post # 19
11268 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@NinjaDuck:  yeah, it is a great arm workout and only 8 minutes.  i did it for only a short while but noticed a difference.  i have to start doing it again too.  we have to make a club.

Post # 21
1556 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@lorelai:  tricep

@Katie918:  Yes overhead tricep lifts work wonders, as well as tricep dips.

And for arms, pushups really work wonders, they’re also free. If you can’t do them with feet extended, start with your knees down, lower in a controlled fashion, then push up. Slow and controlled is the best way to really work your muscles.

There are different techniques you can use to target different muscle groups.

This is one of the most comprehensive instruction sets I’ve found on Pushups  http://www.wikihow.com/Do-a-Push-Up


Post # 23
3208 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

@mypinkshoes:  I did the Tracy Anderson one once, but felt so silly that I went back to weights.

How often did you do the Tracy Anderson arm workout before seeing results?

Post # 24
11268 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@flowercrowns:  i didn’t do it very long.  a few weeks maybe.  i felt silly too tbh.  my dh would kind of laugh at it.  i started to notice it in my shoulders.  i used to do weights years ago and focused on all areas of my arms so maybe they still have the muscle memory.

Post # 25
1024 posts
Bumble bee

@nadnuk:  Why’d I think triceps were on the upper area of the arm? Googling it shows there are two areas of the triceps. Cool. In any case, the exercise helped.

Post # 27
454 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I have always carried extra weight in my arms but I really noticed a difference in their appearance when I started weight lifting.  I’m not talking about 5 lb weights.  Your handbag probably weighs more than that and you carry that around all the time.  Pushups (start on an incline and decrease down to the floor gradually as you get stronger) and pullups (assisted either with machine or giant rubber band) are great body weight exercises for arms too.

Post # 28
2190 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I agree with most everything posted. You’ll really need a combo of weights and cardio. Try doing excercises that combine the 2. 

I second kettlebells! They tone your arms but also get your heart rate up.

Wall balls will help too. You throw a big medicine ball up against a wall and squat down to receive it. Full body workout that gets your heart pumping and your arms work to throw that ball up.

Push-ups and pull-ups are great. 

Lastly, I recommend rowing! You will use your arms and again give you excellent cardio. http://www.concept2.com/indoor-rowers/training/muscles-used

Post # 29
10 posts
  • Wedding: June 2016

@Katie918:  I’ve done the 30 day ab and squat challenge with regular work outs and noticed a signifcant change after 3 weeks. Keep at it! 4 weeks for yourself to notice, 8 weeks for your family to notice and 12 weeks for strangers to notice!

It’s 80% diet and 20% fitness. Even if you work out a half hour a day, it’s still good! =)

Post # 31
5009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@Katie918:  I definitely agree with everyone else that you can’t spot reduce. If you want slim, toned arms, you need to a. lose fat and b. don’t lose muscle.

Best way to do that is a proper progressive strength programme. Skip the shake weights and 5lb dumbbells and pick up a barbell. 

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