(Closed) Help! Need to get rid of bat wings before the wedding

posted 6 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
18 posts
  • Wedding: April 2015

congrats on your engagement!!!

unfortunately (and i say so because i have bat wings too and i hate this solution) the only thing that will help is exercise! do lots of push ups and arm exercises. not an exercise expert but basically anything that works your arms.

you have half a year to go, im sure you can do it!

alternatively there is some fat burning oil sort of thing but you’ll have to see a massage therapist for that i think. or some kind of slimming centre-salon thing. and it’s pricey too 🙁

Post # 5
287 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Congrats!!! I’ve been doing “push ups” against the wall every morning. I’m heavy so a work out session for me lasts about 5 minutes before I pass out. This was the only thing i could come up with without requiring medical attention lol

Post # 6
645 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Tracy Anderson has some awesome arm workouts – search youtube. No weights involved. While it might not seem like a workout at first you will soon FEEL the effects as you are doing them and then the next day. 5 min a day everyday and you will be bat wing free!

Post # 7
944 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Go to “Living Well” network on-line and Fitbie – they have really good workouts for arms, shoulder, back – you can do this, just be consistent every other day or so and you’ll look amazing!!!!


Post # 8
23 posts
  • Wedding: September 2012

@cora_123:  thank you so much for the tip on the Tracy Anderson videos as i too have bat wings in need to try to reduce…

Post # 9
304 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I had a friend who needed to do the same thing.

She went and saw a trainer and was told that push-ups and arm exercises wouldn’t help – they would only define the muscle.

She was told she needed to burn fat and the only way to do that was to control her diet (bye-bye sugar!) and to do full-on cardio.

Good luck!

Post # 10
3369 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Have you tried Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred? I swear by it! Her claim to losing 20 lbs in 30 days may be a bit far fetched, but you better believce I lost 7 inches from my body in 2 weeks! 15 inches after all was said and done. 

It’s 20 minutes a day, and the DVD is $10 at Walmart or Target. All you’ll need it handweights, and honestly it’s the best workout I’ve done in a long time! I’d definitely check it out. She tones you right up 🙂

I also have both bad shoulders (both with total reconstruction surgeries) from motocross, so I always have to find things that are low impact. They give you subsitute moves and positions so you can still workout. I also have some GREAT physical therapy exercises I use to help strengthen too. 

Post # 11
5984 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

I hear ya!  I have batwing arms too and was really self-conscious about wearing a sleeveless gown on our wedding day.  Although they weren’t gone, they definitely toned up when I used the 30 Day Shred AND a shakeweight!  Good luck, my dear!

Post # 12
986 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

ughh, my nightmare. 

When I got engaged I went on a rampage to reduce my arms.   My plan was to work as much as I could on the arms and then a year before the wedding to have an arm lift. 

I torn my rotator cuff exercising and have not been able to do anything with my arms since last Sept.   Couldn’t have the surgery because of it.   So I will have horrible arms for my wedding.

Part of my plan is to have a veil that covers the arms a bit.   And maybe a feather wrap like below.  Still trying to figure it out.

Post # 13
2603 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I think it’s been said already, but to reiterate:

1. You can do all the pushups in the world and it won’t make that much difference in the looks dept. if there’s a layer of fat covering up your muscles–although pushups are very good exercise to tone your entire body. So you have to also change up your diet and lose weight overall.

2. You can’t spot-reduce, and unfortunately, if you carry your weight naturally in the upper body, it might be a bit of an uphill battle.

In short, the toning exercises for your arms have to be in conjunction with an overall weight loss plan that includes cardio and eating better. I can say that yoga tones the triceps pretty effectively (if you do a vinyasa or ashtanga-style practice, not a relax-and-meditate class) and that if you work on your shoulders, development of the shoulders can help give a sort of optical illusion that your upper arms are smaller.

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