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There's an exercise I got told about where you lay on your back, elbows to the side of your chest, fists pointed at the ceiling. you then slowly extend your arms so they are pointing straight to the ceiling then lower them backwards, still pointing straight out, towards your head. Weights are optional but you are meant to get faster results if you use some form of weight. It supposedly helps tone the underneath part of your arm, rather than just the top part which is all you'd see improve lifting weights usually. I've tried it myself and definitely saw some small improvements and I have truly massive bingo wings! I think it would take a while to get really noticeable results though. Not sure if it's right for you or if I've explained it very well!
I would really recommend the Tracey Anderson arm work out- its on her mat work out DVD. The weightless one, it is a killer but with practice is do-able. She follows the weightless arms with another workout with light weights. I knocked 3" off my upper arms do far - Tracey says it gives you ballet arms
Yep Coffeeinbed is right. It's the Tracey Anderson Mat Work out- I got mine on Amazon about £6.00 It's a brilliant DVD, it includes two arm sections that really give result if you commit. It took a fair few weeks to see the result, but it does happen. I decided I had to address my arms. As I was very unhappy. I measured my upper arms at the start 13.5" I just measured the other day 10" and I am very comfortable with this - as your strength improves you can step it up with push ups... It will hurt though!!! [Grin]
I don't think Yakare was being patronising or suggesting you would do exercise instead of holding your loved ones, I think she was trying to be supportive and suggesting you don't worry about what your arms look like. On the other hand I too have flabby arms that look like loose hanging chicken skin, so I know where you are coming from! I've heard that the arm part of the 30-day shred video on Youtube is good and gets quick results.