(Closed) mermaid dress and arm fat?

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
5977 posts
Bee Keeper

Hmm…my thought is that if you’re focusing on trying to lose weight, running isn’t necessarily the right thing to do. Running helps to keep your heart healthy. While it can help you to lose weight, it’s not keeping your heart beating at the ideal weight loss number.

Usually treadmills have a little chart that will say what your heart rate should be at 60% (weight loss rate) or 80% (cardio rate). You want to be in the 60% rate so that you’re burning fat. You should also be able to google what the average is for your height, weight and age.

I hope that helps!

Post # 4
222 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

lift small weights for your arms. like 2.5lbs. Do it continually and your arms will be more tone in no time. Pick up an issue of Shape magazine. They normally have pre made workouts for your arms. Literally all it takes is 15 mins 2/week for about a month and you will notice a difference.


Good luck 🙂

Post # 5
536 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

In my experience, running has made my thighs bigger, not smaller.  So frustrating.  I was putting in a lot of miles, so maybe thats why it happened.  You could try interval training, mixing up sprints with jogging.  I was just reading in Runners World that this is the best way to scorch calories.  Jumping rope might also be really good.  I think the more fat you burn through aerobic exercise, the better your arms will look.  You should try lifting weights also.  Good luck!

Post # 6
946 posts
Busy bee

Rock climbing is great for you arms and you don’t even realize you’re working out.  But if a climbing gym isn’t in your area, work on the same types of pull and push motions.  Pull ups and push ups.  Tricep dips with a chair….check out Jillian Michaels Making the Cut.  There is an entire section in the back of the book with different excersises and how to do them.

Post # 8
39 posts
  • Wedding: September 2010

bblove04 is right on.  On the days you don’t run work on your arms with weights.  Ten to 15 minutes and increase sets as you progress. 


Post # 9
1580 posts
Bumble bee

I have a DVD: Womens Health Work Out in Ten.

I love it. There are 4 ten minute segments. Cardio, legs, arms, and balance/flexibility. The arms and legs segments are really challenging! It builds muscle and burn calories.

If you don’t want to purchase anything, I’d suggest doing pushups every day. As many as you can do in two minutes. I need to take my own advice and work on my arms too!

Post # 10
54 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Have you tried running more often and gradually working to a further distance? I usually try to run on a daily basis during the weekdays and up my goals for time and distance each week. That has been what works best for me. 

As for arms, I’ve been doing Lats & rows a lot over the past few weeks (every other day) and that has really worked wonders for that jiggle under your arms. Laughing 

Hope this helps! Good luck to you!! 

Post # 11
1385 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Small weights high reps can put those arms into shape, P.S. I’m in the same situation, and doing the same thing, I totally feel you in this dilemma!

Post # 12
2513 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I definately suggest push ups, even the “girl” (on your knees instead of toes) push ups for your arms. They’re not easy, but they work.

Post # 13
2186 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

i second pushups for arms, you can change arm position to hit different muscles .theres nothing like using your own body weight as resistance. works like a charm. even set out a mat and push out some during commercials of your fav show.

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