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Postby HappyBella55 » Thu Sep 13, 2007 11:28 pm

How long before you've noticed slimmer toner arms?

I've read that arms respond fast to exercise - I hope this is the case as my upper arms are gross and I want to be firm rather than flabby.
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Fri Sep 14, 2007 9:02 am

man ive always had my nanna's arms lol. they wont go away without surgery (mine wont) but i noticed from doing push ups every day and weights that in about 2-3 weeks i noticed a defined muscle sticking outta there!

kim is wonderful for weight questions im sure she has some experience with this
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Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Fri Sep 14, 2007 10:35 am

I don't remember how quickly mine toned up, but I found cycling helped a lot (weird but true), definitely within a year I went from flabby fat errgghh arms to shapely arms with muscle tone that I quite like - maybe still a bit of fat to lose as with the rest of me, but pretty good!!
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Postby Rustie » Fri Sep 14, 2007 10:56 am

Butterfly_Dawn wrote:I don't remember how quickly mine toned up, but I found cycling helped a lot (weird but true), definitely within a year I went from flabby fat errgghh arms to shapely arms with muscle tone that I quite like - maybe still a bit of fat to lose as with the rest of me, but pretty good!!


Yeh cycling would have burnt the fat which covered the muscle. So if you loose the body fat or cut it down you will find those arms :)
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Postby sassi » Fri Sep 14, 2007 10:57 am

i reckon i saw some difference within a month - just less fat on them rather than toned, but definitely an improvement!

i'm determined to have arms that i don't mind showing in cap sleeves or a singlet top this summer :lol:
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Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Fri Sep 14, 2007 11:11 am

cycling also builds muscle or at least it did for me - you actually do use your arms a fair bit and your shoulders and over your upper back (holding yourself up, maneuvering round corners, bracing when you brake, pulling up hills etc). And your stomach muscles. The bloke got rippling abs when he started cycling - mine ripple too, you just can't see them ripple. Kinda like an undertow rather than a ripple.
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Postby sassi » Fri Sep 14, 2007 11:18 am

i reckon what's sitting over my ab muscles would ripple so much it'd cause a tidal wave :lol:

cycling's surprisingly good for the whole body, isn't it?

i had my bike shipped back from the uk almost 4 years ago...i still haven't put it together :oops:

bella - what sort of exercises are you doing for your arms? (just being nosy!!)
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Postby Rustie » Fri Sep 14, 2007 2:51 pm

Yeh cycling can be fun and you dont even realise how much your burning.
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Postby HappyBella55 » Fri Sep 14, 2007 3:32 pm

I hope to start seeing some results by october :D

Sassi the exercise I am doing for my arms are:
- tricep dips
- push ups
- tricep extension
- bicep curls

And I do this Denise Austin Totally Firm work out vid which is all strength training.

I'm also going to start incorporating my resistance band to work out my arms :D

I would love to cycle but I don't have a bike. I might ask santa :D (the oldies) to buy me one for christmas.
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Postby Bread-Monster » Fri Sep 14, 2007 4:02 pm

I found lifting a lot of weights (with minimal cardio) when I first started got me really buff, manly arms...then as I lost weight the manly arms became buff girly arms with long sinewy muscles and good tone.
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