(Closed) whats the best way to tone up arms?

posted 7 years ago in Fitness
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Kettle bells a la Mrs Obama?

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Jillian Michaels’ “No More Trouble Zones” – Yikes, but it works!

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Although no one will probably agree with me but the Shake Weight was fantastic and worked wonders for me.  I swear…my kids called me “Bat Wings” cuz my arms were flabby.  I lost a ton of weight which made the problem even worse.  I used the Shake Weight religiously and my arms transformed amazingly.  I wish I would have taken before and after pics.  I honestly think if this didn’t work for someone it’s because they didn’t use it right.  You have to hold and shake at the right angle.

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Lifting and carrying infants and toddlers.  My arms are amazing after 4 kids!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@futureMrs.L: Lol have you seen the South Park episode about those? I think Fiance might have apoplexy laughing if I got a set…!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@stephanie63087, seriously, my arms are toast after that video, but in a good way!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@aunt pol:  No I haven’t but now I am so darn curious I am going to YouTube right now! lol…

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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I found a really good site that has videos with instructions on how to get rid of flabby arms and other things too. I got a pair of 2lb weights for Christmas; my favorite gift, and I have been doing these excercises for a few days now, and I am feeling the results. I want to say I am seeing results, but that is probably wishful thinking because it is too soon. The site does try to sell you a book during some of the videos, but it shows you the exercises first, so you can just click out of the video. The site is called NowLoss.

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Kettlebells are a type of hand weight.  I like them, but there’s a lot of swinging and the ceiling in my basement isn’t that high so I have a tendancy to hit the ceiling and that’s no good.  Also, kettlebells tend to be expensive, the one I got was from Marshall’s for a good price (10 pounds) and I would really like a 5 pound and a 20 pound but Marshall’s has been out of stock.  If you do go this route, you’ll have to get a kettlebell DVD to go with it.  There’s a whole slew of them on amazon.

A completely free way to tone up arms (and your core too) is push ups!  I hate them, but they’re SO effective!  My best friend who is a personal trainer is always telling me to do more push ups when I complain about basically any section of my body.

And finally, if you already have hand weights, (this is another one from the personal trainer friend) sometime when you’re watching TV whenever there is a commercial break for one commercial do bicep curls, then the next do triceps, then do should presses, then the next do another section of the arm (the site noritake posted probably has tons of ideas that you could use) then when the commercial break is over just go back to watching TV.  This won’t really burn calories, since you won’t really raise your heart rate, but it will strengthen and tone your arms!

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@aunt pol:  Just saw it….twice!  LMFAO!  Thanks for the good laugh!  That clip made my day!

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Push-ups.  I’ve been working out regularly for years and do relatively low weights  two to three times a week, but it wasn’t until I did the 100 push-up challenge last year that I really saw a difference.  I do five sets of 20 push-ups every other day while I’m at the gym (and don’t worry . . . I worked up to that) plus dips (off of a chair or bench) and it really helps to give you some definition. 

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