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Horrid, wobbly upper arms! Please give me some exercises to help.

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Yeehaw Tue 18-Mar-14 11:23:42

I'm going to a huge, very dressy party in June and I want to look halfway decent. My plan is to lose 10lbs (half a stone would be good and 10lbs would be ideal). But my upper arms are horrendous, bad bingo wings. I run and ride for exercise, but need some specific arm exercises for flabby, aging upper arms!

OnePlanOnHouzz Tue 18-Mar-14 12:57:08

Stand up with your arms bent and back beside you - like mick jagger sort of -or a chicken ?! ( Lol ! Sorry musn't laugh !!! ) then push your lower arms out behind you - you should be able to feel the muscle working in the back of the top of your arms - add weights too if you like - nothing too heavy - a can of beans in each hand will do ! Do batches of ten throughout the day when you think about it ! Should sort you out !! :-)

Mothergothel99 Mon 24-Mar-14 07:30:45

Lots of good excercise workouts for arms free on utube.
Tone it up Tuesday arms.
Tracey Anderson arms to name two.
You need to do weights to improve your arms.

EarSlaps Tue 25-Mar-14 18:27:59

Push ups! They work almost all the muscles in your upper body. But full body ones, not the girly ones. If you can't do it at first then try on an incline and reduce the incline until you are on the floor (eg kitchen work surface, chair, bottom step, floor). Once you can do one then just try to add one or two more each time. I couldn't do any last summer, now I can do three sets of 12 without too much difficulty.

Losing weight all over is necessary too as you won't be able to see the emerging muscles otherwise, but it sounds like you have a plan for that.

Plus moisturise to keep the skin in good condition.

Yeehaw Wed 26-Mar-14 09:49:47

Thanks. push up are a good idea. I have started doing the plank every day and that feels as though it might help also.

frogslegs35 Thu 27-Mar-14 22:00:33

I do some exercises with my kettlebell for this but you can use something else quite heavy. A tin of beans won't cut it I'm afraid.
Possibly start with a 1.5 or 2 liter bottle of water then move to something heavier.

Lie on the floor on your back, position the weight so it sits on the floor behind your head. Reach back for it with one arm or with both depending on the weight and lift it up to the roof then back down - you should feel it working the back of your arms.

Another based on the kettlebell halo (youtube it for demo if you want to check what it should look like)
Standing, hold your weight in front of you at chest level with both hands. Move the weight from the front of you around your head in a circle ending back at the front of your body - thats 1 full movement. Alternate which way you go to be equal to each arm.
To make it more difficult and work the back of your arm more - each time you move the weight to the back of your head - stop and push it slowly upwards then slowly back down and continue to your front position to complete the movement. I promise you, if the weight is heavy enough, you will feel this.

Also someone else mentioned planking - this helps too.
So do push ups, the proper way or how I mostly do them = on my knees smile

Hope my instrucs make sense and hope you get good results.

Bellwether Thu 03-Apr-14 14:34:40

Dumbbells. Nothing small; I started with 5kg. Look up '75 dumbbell exercises' and you can filter out the ones you can do at home standing or sitting, including tricep kickbacks and extensions. You'll need to shed bodyfat overall, though, it won't shift just from one spot.

Sleepwhenidie Thu 03-Apr-14 22:14:36

Weights are fantastic but TBH daily tricep dips using a dining chair, along with push ups (and weight loss)will make a big difference without the need for equipment.

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