(Closed) My arms don't match my body!

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
6124 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I bet when you’re 80 you’re going to wish you had the body you have right now!  ๐Ÿ™‚


Seriously, though, you probably know you cannot spot train (aka just make your arms thinner), but overall you can lose fat.  If your chest goes down more, that’s what padded bras are for! 

Post # 4
334 posts
Helper bee

I have the same problem. My arms are massive compared to the rest of my upper body. I also have very little upper body strength. I tend to find that when I lose weight, my upper arms are the LAST place I lose weight from too. 

I too used to be afraid that I would ‘bulk up’ by doing weights, but unless you are lifting some seriously heavy weights/taking steroids, you shouldn’t bulk up.

I would spot train and do lots of upper body exercises with weights. You should be able to see results in a few weeks ๐Ÿ™‚ 


Post # 5
5405 posts
Bee Keeper

What about a dress that isn’t strapless?

Post # 6
511 posts
Busy bee

Try using free weights, low weight and lots of reps.  You won’t bulk up, I promise ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 7
6743 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

@anothersmith:  +1

I have big arms too and a personal trainer once told me that the key to shrinking is low weights and lots of reps.  I was losing weight at the time, so I can’t be certain that it helped since my arms got smaller but it could have been from losing weight, too.

Post # 8
503 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

you are your own most ruthless critic, i bet nobody else notices your arms

Post # 10
914 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I have the same problem, in clothes I have to wear a size up or stretchy tops to accomodate my arms and it will be big on my belly. Ugh.

Post # 11
72 posts
Worker bee

I am slender but I have a tummy that does not match the rest of my body — body issues are tough to address. Wouldn’t it be cool if there was a tool that you could just zap and make the problem go away? (I guess lipo kinda counts Foot in Mouth)

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