(Closed) I have awful arms! Anyone know what to do?

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
4765 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

Have you tried the 30 Day Shred? I know it gets talked about a lot, but I swear by it when it comes to toning your arms! If you don’t want to do the whole workout, you could look up the exercises on YouTube (I think you can find them there! If not, def on iTunes) and just do the arm ones while you are watching TV. That video gave me the best arms ever. I haven’t done it in a while, so they aren’t looking as good now, but I was so proud of them for a few months there!

Post # 4
1037 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010 - Carlouel Yacht Club

Try the 100 push up challenge! You can tailor it to your current abilities, and it is definitely a challenge! I think you can definitely see the definition in your arms if you stay consistent with it for a few weeks!

Post # 5
612 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

sit on a kitchen chair and grip the chair on either side of your legs.

slide your butt off the edge, sliding your feet out a bit so you can bend your knees and “dip” your butt down. Use your arms to pull you back high enough that you could sit back down… but dont! dip again!!

Start with 5 in the morning and 5 at night, each day, add one more! You’ll know when you’re maxed out 😉

Post # 7
195 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

My mom doesn’t like her arms, either. So, she bought a lace shrug to wear with her MOB dress. They come in all different colors…maybe a white one would make you feel less self conscious.

Post # 8
2633 posts
Sugar bee

Well, you said you don’t like videos, but Jillian Michaels’ No More Trouble Zones is an AWESOME workout.  I’d rec. it.

Post # 9
193 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010 - University of Toronto Faculty Club

ashtanga yoga!  I love it.

Post # 10
3788 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Bolero. No, seriously, that’s what I’m doing!

I second the push-ups and chair-dips. Push ups work your biceps more, while the chair dips help define your triceps, which it sounds like you’re interested in. Free and straight-forward, can’t beat that!

Post # 11
2767 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

buy some hand weights and work your triceps by bending your elbows up 90 degrees behind your back and pumping up and down.  Also do dips if you can – maybe between two counters in your kitchen since your probably don’t have anywhere else to do them.

Post # 12
106 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’ve been doing a version of a yoga move that my friend showed me. Basically you just hold your body up in the pushup position without actually doing a pushup for as long as you can and then repeat. Of course regular pushups work too.:)

Hey, here is another idea (I’m considering doing this!) :  wearing a wrap over your shoulders, perhaps similar to this but maybe not as long:




Post # 13
58 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’ll add a 2nd vote for No More Trouble Zones. It’s less than $10 on amazon. Even if you don’t actually use the video, she’ll show you how to correctly perform the exercises. My fiance commented that my arms looked more defined shortly after I started using the video. I started with 3 lbs, but I bet you could see quicker changes if you use 5 lbs.

Post # 14
440 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Another vote for the 30 Day Shred!!  I’m on Level 2/Day 4 and have seen better results with this than running 3 miles/day!!  Highly recommend it!

Post # 15
204 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

30 Day Shred and pushups if you have time, bolero or a wrap if you don’t. Arms can really come a long way very fast, so if you commit to fitness routine you should see a significant difference. Good luck!

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